Beckham Makes Payment To Dade For Overtown Stadium Land

David Beckham’s partnership placed a down payment needed to buy land for an Overtown stadium, according to the Herald.

On September 8, Beckham’s group paid $450,000 to Miami-Dade county, just ahead of a September 10 deadline. The payment represents 5 percent of the $9 million sales price.

The county is selling about 3 acres of Water and Sewer Department land to Beckham for $9 million, while Beckham already owns 6 adjacent acres.

Bruce Matheson has filed a lawsuit to try to stop the sale. A hearing is scheduled next month.

 

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Marc305
4 years ago

There is always some jerk suing someone to prevent development. Hope they can work it out, at this rate this project will not get off the ground until 2021.

Anonymous
4 years ago

So true…love to see Bruce come up with something better or maybe he just wants to keep everything as it currently stands – a total wasteland!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

totally agree…Id like to see what better plans Bruce has for the land, or maybe he just wants to keep it as it currently stands – a complete wasteland!

Anonymous
4 years ago

I hope they repaint and redevelop Culmer Place across the street.
Long term residents deserve to benefit from the gentrification going on in their backyard.

suomynona
4 years ago

That place is bad. They need to knock it down. There are plenty of nice, newer public housing projects in that area.

But Culmer Place is old, ugly and crime-ridden.

That’s nearly 14 acres of real estate that could make a huge difference in that neighborhood.

Anonymous
4 years ago

If this was a “perfect world,” Beckham would be building his stadium next to Marlins Stadium. Wonder what that lone landowner holdout was asking for? Whatever it was, Beckham Group was not willing to fork it over. At least it came with parking garages.

Anonymous
4 years ago

If this was a “perfect world,” Beckham would be building his stadium next to AAA at Parcel B, Marlins Park would be at Museum Park, and Orange Bowl would have been renovated or rebuilt instead of whatever the Miami Gardens middle of nowhere stadium is called presently.

Of course, the “build a park” people wanted nothing but criminally underutilized parks while Bayfront Park is already desolate for most the year.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I gave you one(1) thumbs up because I couldn’t give you twenty more.

Marc305
4 years ago

I agree. I recently went to San Diego and stayed in a hotel in front of the waterfront Padres Stadium. It was simply beautiful. The same could have happened in Miami but alas it was not meant to be.

Anonymous
4 years ago

This is a shot in the dark but I wonder it has something to due with payouts. A lot of these stadiums cost decent amounts of taxpayer dollars. Those water front parks could still cash in for the city with future developments, unless there’s stipulations in place to prevent that. Could it be a case of commissioners banking on a bigger future payday from land sales, permit fees, taxes, and back room investments?

Miami Hurricane
4 years ago

I think it’s a case of the Miami team owners. Jeff Loria is the antithesis of a John Henry. New Times ran an article saying that the Marlins are the only team that have not yet done anything for Irma victims. Sidenote: I do wonder how the new ownership will react to all the insane stadium restrictions the Marlins were given by the city.