With Billionaire Investor, Beckham Now Eager To Close On Final Piece Of Stadium Land

David Beckham is now eager to close a deal with the county for the final purchase of land needed for a soccer stadium, according to the Herald.

Late last month, billionaire investment banker Todd Boehly reportedly became an investor in the Beckham club, kickstarting negotiations with the county to finalize the deal.

Beckham and the county have agreed to a $9 million price for the three acres of land currently used by Dade Water and Sewer in Overtown. Beckham already closed on six acres across the street for $19 million.

A commission vote on the sale could have been held next week, but was delayed by commissioner Audrey Edmonson who demanded a public meeting with Overtown residents. Instead, the vote could be held in June.

 

stadium site already owned by beckham:

 

 

 

 

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Oscar
4 years ago

This is a great spot for a stadium — near transit, walkable neighborhood, near population center, near the ever-under-construction riverwalk, lots of development opportunity in the surrounding area…

Anonymous
4 years ago

What will open first, Cinemax or this stadium…

Leonardo
4 years ago

What are you talking about? The theater open like 2 weeks ago.

Anonymous
4 years ago

someone explain why NOW a commissioner needs meetings with constituents when clearly this has been no secret and only serves to provide theatre to give the impression of a caring city leader. im actually sometimes amazed at how truly difficult it is for any development to occur in miami…..listen up commissioner…this is WAY better than weed choked empty lots …encourage mr beckham to hire locally and lets help energize this area while the opportunity is here

marc
4 years ago

Probably because this wasn’t a done deal. This has been under a cloud of uncertainty for quite some time. You’re not going to waste your time not knowing if it’s even happening. Now it finally looks like they have what they need thus now there’s a meeting with the neighbors.

defamed2
4 years ago

This will help a lot in the gentrification of that neighborhood. Great location, close to the river, transit, and great views of the Miami Skyline. Hope it gets done.

Anonymous
4 years ago

‘Bout time.. thought it would never happen.

No to closing 7th Street
4 years ago

Neighbors are pissed. Overtown residents think building anything with no parking is stupid. They claim no one leaves vehicles unattended. And no one walks more than 200′. Hearing May 17th at 6 pm.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Needs a billionaire to buy a $9 million piece of land?

marc
4 years ago

No To build a stadium and run a team.

Christopher
4 years ago

This is a poor choice for a M.L.S. stadium site. This site simulates another Miami Arena type project in Overtown. Whereas, nothing happens in the area until most of the residents are bought out (by Miami World Center). A better location for a M.L.S. stadium would be at an expanded Bayfront Park Amphitheater. The Ultra Music Festival, New Year Eve Concert and the July 4Th Celebration already brings an overflow of more than 200,000 people annually to the park. Twenty M.L.S. games at the park would encourage more development in Miami’s central business district and would result in a substantial increase in tax revenues to the city and county. Those revenues should be used to protect, maintain and sustain the Overtown neighborhood.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Build private stadium in middle of bayfront park? Sustain Overtown? as in gov’t. assistance?

Dumb comments.

Anonymous
4 years ago

yeah whole point is to help build out other desolate areas of miami