‘Cheeky’ Beckham Still Confident Miami Team Will Happen, ‘We Have Alternative Sites’

In an interview with Bloomberg today, David Beckham reiterated that a Miami soccer team ‘will happen’, despite ‘speed bumps’ in finding  a stadium site.

Beckham said that his dream of a waterfront stadium site didn’t work out, but his team has alternative sites.

The original plan to build a stadium on the watefront was ‘very cheeky in a way’, according to Beckham.

 

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
6 years ago

How about the recently reopened Hialeah race track? Horse racing, gambling and soccer? Not a horrible combo. The land isn’t public but it’s got to be way less expensive than downtown waterfront. With a metro stop thrown in and everything.

Ap
6 years ago

How about the recently reopened Hialeah race track? Horse racing, gambling and soccer? Not a horrible combo. The land isn’t public but it’s got to be way less expensive than downtown waterfront. With a metro stop thrown in and everything.

siegfried
6 years ago

He has made it clear that his sights are set on downtown. He didn’t want to go to Broward, and he was fighting quite hard to get a site by the water. Going further inland doesn’t make much sense.

I really don’t see the appeal of a Hialeah site since it’s in sprawling suburbia (i have nothing against hialeah but it has nowhere near the status of actual Miami)

Anonymous
6 years ago

That means no to Genting site then?

sgourous
6 years ago

Genting has enough land in the area to put in stadium, a little away from water.
Maybe buy some more land from school board.

dgm
6 years ago

Something big must be going on behind the scenes if Beckham still feels confident he can get a downtown property big enough for his stadium. The only thing I can think of is the revamped idea of the I-395 open-cut plan. MDOT spent $79 million eminent-domaining property that would allow them to realign it. The Realignment is supposed to free up 40 acres of land. That’s the only way I can see him getting the land in downtown now. Buying direct from developers is just going to be too expensive.