Beckham Hires Another Lobbyist To Help With Hunt For Stadium Site

David Beckham and his partners have hired one more Dade County lobbyist to help in the search for a soccer stadium site.

Rosario Kennedy registered as a lobbyist for Miami Beckham United with the county late last week. Kennedy is working to identify properties for Miami Beckham United’s development.

Kennedy has recently represented the developers of Wynwood Plaza and designer Naeem Khan in getting county subsidies for projects, and also represented Tibor Hollo for his Panorama Tower project.

 

 

 

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Marc305
6 years ago

Glad to see he has not given up on Miami all together yet.

anonymous
6 years ago

He’s free to bring the team to Miami. Not sure why he thinks he needs prime real estate given by the public for his team.

Really???
6 years ago

Because the MLS has said a downtown stadium is a requirement for the expansion.

MLS has made it clear that Beckham must secure a downtown Miami stadium site before expansion proceedings continue forward.
Read more at http://worldsoccertalk.com/2015/01/23/mls-holding-beckham-to-a-downtown-miami-only-stadium-location-makes-zero-sense/#yTOdqr0jXtwcqHST.99

marc
6 years ago

I think the point he’s making is questioning why he thinks he should just be given the prime real estate for his team.

Really???
6 years ago

I don’t think he has been asking for prime land to be given to him. He’s caught in a catch 22 scenario. The MLS says the stadium needs to be downtown near public transit. But by definition this land would be considered prime even if it was currently a filled with crack houses. Most owners are then going to want top dollar which will be to high to justify a stadium.

So basically if the city wants a soccer stadium and the benefits that come along with it then some sort of deal is going to have to be worked out.

This isn’t an argument for against it, I’m just stating the facts of the situation. Subsidize a downtown stadium or tell Beckham and the MLS to f@ck off. He’s not out expecting anything to be given to him, he’s trying to put together a deal that is agreeable to all parties.

Marc305
6 years ago

Well said. The second problem is that MLS wants 8 to 10 acres for the stadium, making it even more difficult to find in an area as dense as downtown. Rosario Kennedy has a tough job ahead of her, that’s for sure.

Gregory
6 years ago

What ever happen to that Miami Trade Center the Port proposed to block the first stadium site in the first place ? But when it comes to locations MLS needs to start talking to Genting. Since they most likely will never fully build the casino they want now.

Consiglieri
6 years ago

Read what Orlando’s MLS franchise is already doing for the City and it’s only the beginning, season ticket sales are going through the roof and the expectations of future revenues for Orlando together with the international status it will provide, now just try to extrapolate what it will represent to our future Global CIty under the team of visionary World investors being spearheaded by the BECKHAM brand together with our many other unique attributes. Please do not encourage the shortsighted vision of most of our political apparatus they do not need it to make the wrong decisions for the future of our City. REMEMBER DISNEY WORLD ??????????

WhyNotNow
6 years ago

Remember Marlins Stadium!

Obviously
6 years ago

Which is where anybody who wants to see kickball can go and watch it there!

laz
6 years ago

sorry there is just no need for another stadium or arena to take up prime real estate. there is so much land out west that he can have, most of the people filling this stadium are going to come from doral and weston as it is.

g
6 years ago

Build it next to Palmetto metrorail station, thus near public transit and within distant where folks in Broward could come. No need for it to take up land near the waterfront.