First Rendering Of Beckham’s $500M Overtown Soccer Stadium

This is the first rendering of a 25,000-seat soccer stadium planned by Miami Beckham United in Overtown.

New details about the privately funded project were revealed at a Town Hall meeting yesterday, according to the Herald.

Total cost will exceed $500 million, Beckham representatives said.

Completion has been pushed back until 2021. The city approval process, including zoning changes and street closures, is expected to take at least a year. Construction will take 18 months.

The team may start play at another venue such as Marlins Park or Hard Rock Stadium while construction is underway.

To make up for the lack of parking, the team will focus on the metrorail station as a transportation option. There will also be a dinner cruise from downtown, and shuttles to parking garages.

The Miami-Dade commision will vote on the land sale needed to build the stadium on June 6.

 

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Marc305
4 years ago

The design looks good and the fact there are no parking garages is a good thing, there will be less traffic jams, and more people walking. Driving to a stadium is always a nightmare, the last time I saw the Dolphins play it took me over a half hour just to get to I-95 after the game, and the walk from my car to the stadium was longer than the 3 blocks between the Metro and this stadium.

suomynona
4 years ago

I think it’s a much worse design than what we previously saw. The previous design looked modern. This looks dated. The facade looks cheap and all those support beams are unattractive. They remind me of demolished stadiums from yesteryear, like Riverfront Stadium:
http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/river14954.jpg

I think it’ll probably have some parking underneath it (for players and their families, owners, celebrities and high rollers, MLS executives, media, etc). It just won’t be available to the public.

Anonymous
4 years ago

which stadium is that?

suomynona
4 years ago

Riverfront Stadium

Ironically, and I say this purely for humour, Riverfront was literally built on top of a square multi-floor parking deck.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Parking garages at Dolphins Stadium are needed. Just like this proposal needs them. Costs notwithstanding, parking garages are efficient and practical in the stadium (without suitable mass transit) context.

Anonymous
4 years ago

There is mass transit within blocks of this property.

marc
4 years ago

Very nice.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Same one I saw last night on the local news. I like this design a whole lot better. Hope it truly gets done by 2021 and have the baddest soccer team in the country.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Beautiful stadium.. wow I hope we get.. at zero cost to tax payers.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Like the fact shuttles will be offered from nearby parking garages… Metrorail and Uber also an option to replace no on-site parking.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Shuttles aren’t mentioned in the presentation or article; the diagram shows walking only– from Marlins Park, courthouse (parking), Lummus Park (boat drop off), or Metrorail (Culmer or Govt Center).

¯\\_(ツ)_/¯
4 years ago

Dont hate it, but dont love it either. Might be better with more color?

marc
4 years ago

Maybe it will incorporate some once the team colors are chosen.

¯\\_(ツ)_/¯
4 years ago

Yeah, that’s what im hoping for

anonymous rex
4 years ago

this is really nice.

Solution to the Parking Problem
4 years ago

The Beckham group needs to negotiate the relocation of the large housing project directly to the north of the site and offer to share (or even cover) the cost of relocation for the occupants of said housing project and garage construction. Such a deal would result in ample space for adjacent parking garages, potentially new affordable housing for the occupants of what is an otherwise blighted project, and create a revenue stream for the County and/or City with parking garage proceeds; Win, win, win. The additional costs would be offset by a much more suitable stadium prospect due to sufficient on site parking. The alternative, I think, is untenable
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Anonymous
4 years ago

As someone who lives near the stadium, I strongly believe that it is the wrong thing for this neighborhood. 20 (TWENTY) games will be played a year with “other” events (read loud MUSIC CONCERTS) during the rest of the year. The area also has TWO stadiums within 5 miles of each other. The people who live in the 55+ affordable housing to the south (across the street)and those to the west (Spring Garden) will suffer terribly…just as the people around the Marlins stadium do now…with noise, traffic, etc. The blighted area could be improved easily with trash pickup, cleaner streets, etc. This is not the solution. If Beckham were to locate a training facility with a grassy soccer field, etc. in the same place, I would support it.

Miami Hurricane
4 years ago

Originally I was split on parking, as I would love to see UM leave Pro Player and there is a lot of flirting with this being the new site for Hurricanes football. However, I would prefer this format over garages a la the Marlins and would be easy for students and alumni to use public transport instead of dealing with the headache that is proplayer.

Ross is not the greatest landlord, and tailgating at Pro Player is not close to what the Orange Bowl was. The Orange Bowl offered ample room for tailgating without intense scrutiny. That said, tailgating at Pro Player is still superior to several universities. There obviously won’t be the same acreage as the OB, but I’m still positive the casual front lawn element will be recreated from local entrepreneurial property owners.

Critics (and FSU/UF trolls) will poke fun at tailgating for a sport, but it truly is one of the things that makes big time American college football special, especially in Florida. If you try to go garages e.g., Marlin stadium, it makes for a commercial office element: you are in and out at a specified time, not really generated a community feel with other fans. One of the better moves by baseball teams in dense areas e.g., the Red Sox, was to shut down adjacent streets before games for this.

Anonymous
4 years ago

This area is geographically more compact without the access that 17th Ave and NW 7th Street provided for Orange Bowl. And Overtown doesn’t have the same types of homes/buildings/lawns that you find in East Little Havana to provide the parking and more open spaces for that classic UM football game experience. So walk to the stadium, ok; tailgating: much more difficult to imagine.

Anonymous
4 years ago

It’s a beautiful stadium… one thing I would recommend is a permanent Uber drop-off / Pickup area, similar to what Hardrock Stadium has on game day. It will help with traffic.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I hope this is not the final design. Buildings like stadiums should be emblematic and is a opportunity to make a architectural statement that will impact the city and community. The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao transformed the city. This are opportunities that are unique and come ones in a while in the history of a city and I view of the long term impact should be well thought out.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I like the fact that there will be a stadium built downtown and that it’s close to public transport but really, the design leaves a lot to be desired. It resembles stadiums built in the 1930’s

Anonymous
4 years ago

There’s 0 on-site parking? I don’t mind walking, but through Overtown???

Anonymous
4 years ago

Once there is a game and there is people around, it won’t be so bad. I think the area is definitely on the upswing when this gets built. There are lots of projects on the pipeline that will help gentrify the area. Go Beckam!

Anonymous
4 years ago

miami river area is cleaning up well

suomynona
4 years ago

Give me a break. If you walk from Culmer Metrorail or Ferguson Metromover stations, you basically aren’t even in Overtown until you get to the stadium. On top of that, it sounds like a lot of people will probably Uber/Lyft or take one of the shuttles.

Miami Hurricane
4 years ago

Keep in mind, stadiums have to have quite a bit of police on detail for games to coordinate traffic flows. Even the Marlins at the end of each playoffless season.

Parking will be offered locally, a la the Orange Bowl days in Little Havanna.

Anonymous
4 years ago

There are very few single family homes in the area that would make something like in little Havana possible.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Let’s go Miami! What a gorgeous design. Hopefully we’ll also be able to extend the Metromover to connect this stadium as well as Marlins Park. They’re perfectly in line!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Existing Metrorail station is 2 blocks away

Null
4 years ago

They couldn’t add underground parking or elevate the stadium with parking underneath? Or at least try to buy some nearby land for a garage with mixed use retail / residential.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Will never go if I can’t park nearby.

Anonymous
4 years ago

one more ticket available to true soccer fans!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Bye Felicia

marc
4 years ago

Spoken like a true fan.

Anonymous
4 years ago

How can one be a true fan of a non-existent team?

Anonymous
4 years ago

If you are the same “anonymous” of original comment I would say that I was only replying to your comment. If you can’t be a fan on a non-existent team then why are you worrying about parking for a non-existent team/stadium?

Miami Hurricane
4 years ago

In the rest of the world, there are these mythological beings who often drive to public transport and then take it in. But only in cities like Chicago, Boston, Rio de Janeiro, and London. There are fairy tales that a limited number of these people also exist in South Florida.

But enough of the plebian rhetoric if we can’t sit in rush hour traffic.