Beckham Misses Target Date, County Worried About Parking

Dade officials negotiating the sale of county land for a Beckham soccer stadium are worried about the lack of a parking garage in the plans, according to the Herald.

Concern over parking is one of several issues that have delayed negotiations. A letter of intent signed in December said that the deal was supposed to have been completed and voted on by February 29.

Beckham’s group is expected to close on private land adjacent to the county site by the end of March, and they have put down a substantial non-refundable deposit, according to a partner in the property.

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Jacob
4 years ago

If I were Beckham, I would have given up on this city a long time ago and publicly shamed the slimy officials. Granted, his wishes haven’t always been realistic, but he has finally found a suitable site in an area primed for revitalization just 3 blocks (a 5-minute walk) from a public transit station (also being revitalized by AAF).

Why on God’s Green Earth should he be forced to build a parking garage? The Londoner in him must be laughing/screaming at the idiocy of the Miami Mentality.

Anonymous
4 years ago

More accurately, the Miami politician mentality.

The people of Miami have been complaining about traffic woes for years, yet these same clowns in office only think of adding more highway lanes and more parking lots. They’re trying to turn Miami into Los Angeles 2.0, and that is the absolute worst part of the ordeal

Jacob
4 years ago

Yes, exactly. Thanks for making my statement clearer.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Dear county,
Stop worrying about parking. You’re not going to get “mugged” walking 3 blocks down. Geez.

Marc305
4 years ago

I will personally walk the 3 blocks from the Metro, but am I the only one who has heard of Uber?

Gugi
4 years ago

For Gods sake if you dont want to walk 3-5 blocks to go to soccer game then stay at home and watch it on tv

IloveMiami
4 years ago

It’s just another ploy to f**k with Beckham. It’s in line with all the other projects that fall by the wayside. No theme park at the zoo because the beetles will go extinct. Como comen mierda.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Where could the garage be built?

Anonymous
4 years ago

En los terrenos disponibles en el area. Hay varios sobre la calle 7

Anonymous
4 years ago

Y también sobre la 5 Avenue

snoɯʎuou∀
4 years ago

I don’t even know where you could fit a parking garage in there

Adelante MBU! Regalado y sus intereses politicos
4 years ago

There is one block open land where I could build parking

mondocondo
4 years ago

Ah yes, the parking. Someone finally noticed.

TR dade county
4 years ago

The neighborhood is a concern. We don’t need that station. I hope they build a 6000 parking space garage really really close to the stadium.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Your 20th-century thinking is a concern. We need the city to grow up and out of its car dependency.

TR dade county
4 years ago

Major car dealers like Braman and major gas stations should come together and force Beckham to build a 6000 parking space garage. Nobody should be allowed to walk 3 blocks in that neighborhood. At least not the esteemed people of Doral and Coral Gables.

Yet Another Anonymous
4 years ago

Esteemed people of DORAL!?!?! lol wut

Anonymous
4 years ago

Fuck it. Build the stadium in Hialeah

Anonymous
4 years ago

Hialeah is both a majority baseball and soccer loving city. He can try to build it in Hialeah park race/casino which has ample parking and a metro rail station right there. Just saying.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Really not sure if this is sarcasm or not.

Anonymous
4 years ago

you dont need a station? why? because your snobbery prevents you from using it? all the greatest cities on earth have people walking and using public transportation.

Gables
4 years ago

Have you actually been to that neighborhood? I have and it will be fine to walk three blocks.

suomynona
4 years ago

But I’m afraid to go near there because Hillary Clinton calls “urban” youth “super predators”.

marc
4 years ago

You guys are too easy lol

Anonymous
4 years ago

Methinks the site’s about to sell some advertising and wanted to ramp up some last-minute traffic. This is always a surefire topic.