Beckham Confirms: In Contract To Buy Land For Stadium

David Beckham released a statement today confirming that his group was in contract to buy a property for a soccer stadium.

In addition to a four acre site at 650 NW 8th Street owned by Windsor Capital Corporation, Beckham is looking to acquire a portion of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department across the street, south of the Windsor property. Beckham’s group signed a non-binding letter of intent to negotiate with the county for the land.

Beckham will ask the city to close off close off Seventh Street to create a nine acre assemblage, with underground parking. The group won’t be asking for a property tax exemption though, according to the Herald.

 

 

PreviouslyThis Is The Site That Beckham Is Now Rumored To Be Eyeing For A Stadium

 

 

it is currently being used for parking:

seventh street would be closed:

land across the street would also be included in assemblage:

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Anonymous
5 years ago

All I can say is : ” YAYYYY !!!

p.s.
I hate negativity. Of course they are going to clean up this area. Geez! The people that are involved in this project are all successful. Give them time. It’s not like they are going to snap their fingers right this moment and boom! The ghetto is gone. lol. Good things are coming.

Anonymous
5 years ago

lol Are they going to evict all its neighbors tenants?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Of course, with the snap of a finger. lol . geez. Let’s wait and see what happens before we spray the comment board with negative comments. That’s all.

Marc305
5 years ago
Marc305
5 years ago

I had just read the article on the Herald and added a link to the last post on this site about the Stadium. Glad to see the update, especially on a Friday. Way to go TNM! Looks like you were correct all along, this was indeed the site. My business partners and I could not be happier, we will definitely be getting 4 season tickets. Best of all we can all take the Metro since we all live in Brickell.

I have said this before and I will say it again, I am not sure if the Beckham group reads these comments, but if they do, I just want to say thank you! For listening to your fans and for making this happen away from the Marlins Stadium. Can’t wait until 2018!

Gables
5 years ago

I like this location and it is only .2 miles from the Culmer Metrorail station. The only downside is that Commissioner Barreiro was working on legislation to extend Metromover to Little Havana. I love Metromover and wish it would get extended that is a bummer.

Yet Another Anonymous
5 years ago

Don’t feel down that was SOO unlikely to happen.

Yet Another Anonymous
5 years ago

Four levels of underground parking, like what is proposed by Oppenheim at 520 Biscayne, spanning the entire site would give a capacity of about 5,000 vehicles, which is as much as the marlins stadium. This stadium is much smaller but hopefully will have much higher occupancy percentages. Vehicle occupancy for sporting events are generally much higher than average commuting, so that’s a solid 10,000 person parking capacity. A generous prediction of 5,000 MR commuters plus bus and off-site parking should come close to fulfilling needs for 20,000 person actual attendance.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I like the 20,000 capacity mark. A smaller stadium when occupied would make the stadium look full.

MrDreTheOne
5 years ago

Great news. Albeit slowly, it will definitely improve the area.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Oh dear. Ghetto Central.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I’m not a fan, but if it can clean up the area. I’ll become a fan.

suomynona
5 years ago

It won’t clean up the area. Just like the Marlins didn’t and the Orange Bowl never did.

But it adds to the general area making it more of a destination place to live/work/play. And that will slowly improve the neighborhood.

The hospital complex is 1 mile northwest of there. The Marlins stadium is 1 mile west. Heat arena is 1 mile east. You’re just 2-3 miles from Wynwood/Midtown/Design District. You’re just 1-2 miles from the heart of downtown and Brickell. You’re mere blocks from I-95 entrance/exit ramps.

Marc305
5 years ago

It will clean up the 9 acres of this area that is currently being used for parking, equipment storage, and filled with weeds and trash. Cleaning up an area happens one block at a time. The difference between this area and where the new Marlins Stadium is located at, is that, that community was already set way before the stadium was ever built. This area has a lot of empty lots and low housing rental complexes that will eventually turn into buildings such as the Tuscan apartments just one block south. I personally hope that in addition the developers will also improve the sidewalks between the Metro and the Stadium, that will make a nice difference.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Is it easy to redevelop section 8 housing?

Danny
5 years ago

That area has many projects underway so by the time this gets going, the area won’t look like it is today.

Anonymous
5 years ago

What projects? The only one I know of is the one this is taking the place of.

suomynona
5 years ago

They literally JUST completed 2 projects fifty feet north of the Culmer station. Within the last 5-10 years they built multiple Madison View apartments, multiple Tuscan place apartments, whatever apartment building is on the northern portion of the v-intersection comprised of 8th St Rd/7th Ave, the apartments across the street from Gibson Park, the corner of 4th St/3rd Ct, and a project on the northwest corner of the 5th St bridge/7th Ave intersection. I’m probably forgetting/unaware of others. Multiple older apartment complexes have been renovated (though FAR from high-end) in recent years in the area also.

None of that even includes the .5-mile walk to MWC, AAF, the Overtown high rises (with the proposed grocer) and the MetroRail/Mover there or the .25-mile walk south to the river with multiple restaurants (Seaspice, Casablanca, Garcia’s, and Crust).

Marc305
5 years ago

Well said suomynona. The addition of Miami World Center will bring a massive luxurious complex just 7 blocks east of this Stadium and there are a lot more projects in the pipeline for the River Front just a few blocks south. This may not be the glitzy complex Beckham wanted on the waterfront but it is definitely a 100 times better than Little Havana.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I know of those as I work in the hospital complex. I’m asking what projects are underway in the immediate area besides what was going to be built on this lot? And yes I know of the restaurants by the Flagler on the river.

Rick
5 years ago

Around 290 rental units will be developed by Mill Creek on NW 11 St., across from Winn Dixie. They will be efficiencies and 1,2 and 3 bedroom units.