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Beckham Looks At Overtown As A Possible Stadium Site

David Beckham has recently been scouting property in Overtown as a potential location for his soccer stadium.

A well-placed source told TNM that Beckham’s group has been looking at property west of the All Aboard Florida tracks. The area is said to be between 11th and 13th Street, and between NW 1st Avenue and NW 2nd Avenue. The source cautioned that he wasn’t certain of Beckham’s plan.

If Beckham wants to build in that area, it would require the demolition of a number of apartment buildings, and would likely require street closures.

Beckham has previously stated his desire to place a stadium in Miami’s urban core. In Overtown, a stadium would be located near transit and in close proximity to several major projects, including Miami Worldcenter and All Aboard Florida’s terminal.

In addition to Overtown, Beckham’s group is also said to be scouting other locations in Dade County.

 

6 Comments

  1. AJ

    April 1, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    This would be the ideal location, great views of the city and it could possibly begin gentrifying the area. Imagine that view of the stadium as you drive by on 395 and I95! The Beckham group could buy up the property at a discounted price compared to the waterfront and would have space to expand/build out their academy. I hope this is the final site!

    • Gary

      April 1, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Me too. That would be just awesome!! It will help to trigger other much needed real estate development in Overtown.

      • Anonymous

        April 1, 2015 at 4:19 pm

        Yea just like it trigger redevelopment in little havana with the marlins stadium.

        Come on people when will you realize that new stadiums do not gentrify areas.

  2. Marc305

    April 1, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    How close is the nearest Metro station?

    • marc

      April 1, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      Overtown/Lyric

  3. marc

    April 1, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    You know community activists will be against this.

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