Beckham Buying Overtown Land, Will Apply For Stadium Approval There

David Beckham and his partners plan to move ahead with the purchase of county-owned land in Overtown and will work to obtain approval for a stadium there, according to the Herald.

The Beckham partnership will be getting the land for a price likely well below market value, but the approval process for a stadium could be costly.

Terms of the sale also require stadium use and job creation on the Overtown property.

A stadium that would replace the Melreese Golf Course is still not assured, with two city commissioners firmly against approving it (one is term limited and will be out of office later this year).

 

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Azarius
2 years ago

I like this location better anyway

Anonymous
2 years ago

Definitely more urban, could function as a training facility if anything

William
2 years ago

Yeah – this location just has a better wow factor… I love the idea of going to see a game at that location. Not so much at the airport…

Anonymous
2 years ago

I said this before and I will say it again. Inter Miami will never build their stadium by the airport and they will never build it in Overtown. They will play in Ft. Lauderdale just like the Fusion did for years until it folds. The reason is simple, Miami is filled with idiots who will fight tooth and nail for park space, stop progress, or because they want to live in the middle of a city but still have their peace and quiet. It just makes me sick! They got rid of Ultra, they will not allow any Casinos to open, and they hate soccer. I love Becks and if his people are reading this tell him to take his team to a city that appreciate him, Miami never will.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wait, what?

Anonymous
2 years ago

this is the best comment ever, I feel so bad for Beckham, he has encountered all kind of barriers, actually only one barrier, the stupidity and short sight of the politicians here in Miami.
we need new blood, we need some statesmanship!!!

transplant
2 years ago

Hopefully Overtown development will move quick enough for the team to realize a location there would thrive over the next decade. Beckham and Branson of Virgin Trains are friends, no? Maybe they’ve discussed a collaboration.

Not to mention it wouldn’t involve potential corruption like the Melreese deal.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah, discounted fares just like how Virgin has them for the Heat games.

Suomynona
2 years ago

Beckham is only posturing with the Overtown site.

Attempting to use the Overtown site to meet MLS deadlines.

They still intend on building at the Melreese location. Even though I hope it falls through.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I am moving a few blocks away from this site in two weeks, and I think this would be a great area for a stadium. Miami needs a soccer stadium, not more hotels, overpriced restaurants, and whatever else is planned at the golf course. I really hope this project will happen.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I like how a person like you can say what the city doesn’t need more of but you definitely have no qualms about the convenience of a place for you to dwell in.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I hate to tell you this but if this stadium gets built, the whole area will be filled with overpriced restaurants.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They need to widen the sidewalks on 7th Ave from Culmer station to the proposed stadium.

marc
2 years ago

and add bike lines?

Anonymous
2 years ago

And don’t forget the trees….

Anonymous
2 years ago

Overtown is the best location for a new stadium.. particularly is with offices and practice field at Lockhart.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It is a great location! Overtown needs that stadium 🙂

Anonymous
2 years ago

Amazing, a person who knows what Overtown needs.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You need to do this downtown. No doubt! Urban core will not go to the airport for a game.

Anonymousoy
2 years ago

Yes!! Hurry up and do it already.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

The idiots downtown are the ones making this as hard as possible for events to be held downtown. First the stadium and then Ultra. The NIMBY’s will be the death of this city.

Anonymous
2 years ago

This would be an amazing location. Just down the street from Riverside Wharf, Kiki on The River and Seaspice. Bring it!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Spring Garden NIMBYs won’t like it, even as it removes a street connecting it to Overtown.

Anonymous
2 years ago

And the plot thickens …

Anonymous
2 years ago

The site where the massive decade old hole exists in Brickell looks like a decent fit.. one can dream.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lol what???

Anonymous
2 years ago

The article fails to mention the golf course stadium was voted for by referendum. I guess democracy isn’t a priority in Miami. Or TNM comments section isn’t representative of popular opinion.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It amazes me how much money people can waste on these ill planned developments.