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Beckham Soccer Proposal Is ‘America’s Best Stadium Deal’

David Beckham’s proposal to build a soccer stadium in Overtown is being called “America’s best stadium deal” by Slate.

Building a stadium without parking is “revolutionary,” the website wrote.

The stadium’s financing structure is also unique in that it is being privately built and won’t receive any public funding or tax breaks.

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Miami, home to the best and worst stadium deals?

Marc305
Marc305

“Building a stadium without parking is “revolutionary,” the website wrote.”
When you have Uber and Lyft at your disposal and a Metro station just 3 blocks away, not having a parking garage makes perfect sense. I will probably take the Metro there, watch the game, walk over to Sea Spice for some drinks, and Uber myself home to Brickell after that.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I never understood why cities have basically mandated parking to be the responsibility of the developer solely by using minimum parking standards. In my opinion parking, just like roads, should be built by the city so that they can do a more precise job of controlling growth. Parking is infrastructure and should be a communal planning activity. I think this stadium is going to be really cool, and I think the fact that there is limited parking means that the city and neighborhood can grow up close right around it and really blend in.

Anonymous
Anonymous

If you live in the city this is a non-issue, but driving from out of town and not finding parking that’s close enough is going to deter a lot of people.

Marc305
Marc305

Not necessarily. Say you live in Boca and it is 2019, you drive or take an Uber to the Hillsborough Station and take Brightline to Government Center where you transfer, get off at Culmer Station and walk 3 blocks to the Stadium. You do the same going back and you can even down a few and not worry about a DUI.
Too much of a hassle? If you are true soccer fan it will be worth it.

Andrew
Andrew

And even if someone refuses to take public transit, drive and park downtown and walk/uber the short distance that is left.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You make too much sense.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Heck sounds easier than driving anyway.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You’re so revolutionary…

Anonymous
Anonymous

If they were smart they would include a metrorail day-pass on the back of every ticket via QR code and just include it in the price of the ticket. That alone would encourage most people who live near a metrorail station to use the it without the hassle to buy a ticket at the station. my $.02 .

Anonymous
Anonymous

Really smart would be to follow this trend and go parking-less anywhere east of 95. Watch how property values sky rocket and urbanization really starts happening

Anonymous
Anonymous

or…maybe create super blocks like in Spain. That would be a little more practical.

Anonymous
Anonymous

do you mean car-less streets? when i think of super block i think of huge large blocks which aren’t great for pedestrians.

Anonymous
Anonymous

no its taking an existing group of blocks and allowing cars only on the outside of the blocks but not in the middle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZORzsubQA_M

Anonymous
Anonymous

They should get some lobbyists who convince the city/country to pay for that privilege.

Anonymous
Anonymous

What a beautiful stadium!! I hope it does create some commerce along the river.. fans can shops and hit the bars before and after game.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Plenty of commerce going up already… a big box mall with a bunch of parking.

Gene
Gene

There has to be some parking available to game-goers because this enlightened city refuses to improve its mass transit. Build it and they will come isn’t very realistic in this case.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I think I already see someone getting mugged in that render provided in the post. lol.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It only takes 3 blocks to get mugged with a neighborly greeting. Give me the parking garage with security.

Anonymous
Anonymous

A lot of racism still in Miami.. that’s sad.

A Blaine
A Blaine

I’m black and used to live in Overtown. What do you want me to tell you? That you are not gonna get rob there? Shiz..I’m black and they will rob me. Its not racist thing..its just the way it is.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Racism is a two way street. Think of it the other way around and let’s talk

Anonymous
Anonymous

A developer should build a parking garage close by with commercial on the ground floor.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Worked out real well at Marlins’ Park. Are they still vacant years later?

Anonymous
Anonymous

“Building a stadium without parking is “revolutionary,”…..yeah, no. I still rather have a parking garage.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I wish it were surrounded by parking garages.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah and spend 2 hrs to get in and 2 hrs to get out

Anonymous
Anonymous

A main point is the experience of going to a soccer match. Not just parking, watching a match and going back home. The walk, the pregame experience – that’s such a big part of the excitement about going to a match and it continuing during the match. Most fans are not used to it, but they will be.

Anonymous
Anonymous

College football fans are used to it.

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