Beckham Expects To Announce Funding For $150M Soccer Stadium Within Weeks

David Beckham could announce a deal with an investor group to fund an Overtown soccer stadium within weeks, according to the Herald.

Two investor groups are said to be competing to invest in the stadium project, while two others have dropped out.

Qatar and Wes Edens are no longer negotiating after their proposals were rejected. Qatar wanted more control than was offered, while Edens wanted to move the stadium close to All Aboard Florida’s MiamiCentral Brightline terminal.

The stadium is expected to cost about $150 million.

 

 

 

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Marc305
4 years ago

I would love to see this become a reality, but after 3 years I am not holding my breath. Had the fiasco of the Marlin’s Stadium never happened I think Becks would have had a better shot.

Anonymous
4 years ago

They really dropped the ball when building Marlin’s stadium in Little Havana. It should have went in Downtown/Brickell.Hopefully Beck’s new stadium doesn’t suffer the same fate.

Anonymous
4 years ago

The perfect spot for the stadium, any stadium would have been on dodge island (next to the children’s museum and across from parrot jungle) off of the I-395. it would have been perfect to be sitting there watching baseball, with the cruise ships and downtown in the background, what a perfect image to broadcast to the world during the games. With a metro-mover line connecting downtown and miami beach with a stop at the stadium you could have built it with minimal parking. the dropped the ball on that one, no pun intended.

Anonymous
4 years ago

True dat. I forgot about the island.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I think it is a crying shame that this parcel remains empty. I think it is even worse it will be for a private development. That island used to belong to the state of Florida. When old Jeb Bush was governor he sold it to Codina (with whom he used to work with).

If this was any other major city it would have been converted into a park like Boston Commons, or Central Park or Golden Gate park.

It truly is a waste that this perfect parcel sits in the middle of town and is so underused.

suomynona
4 years ago

Definitely not in Brickell.

Mundotaku
4 years ago

Good things take time. If we had actual investors putting their money I am pretty sure the Marlin Stadium would have been a lot cheaper and we would not be footing the bill. So, I rather wait and see.

marc
4 years ago

Wake me up when they actually announce anything of consequence.

Anonymous
4 years ago

” while Edens wanted to move the stadium close to All Aboard Florida’s MiamiCentral Brightline terminal. ”

Where ? Floating in the sky ? LMAO

suomynona
4 years ago

The Post Office and the empty block north of it would be a great location.

City Commissioner
4 years ago

Waited a lifetime for soccer to arrive to Miami, I can wait a few more weeks for the announcement!

Anonymous
4 years ago

So why can’t this soccer stadium be built near the water?

marc
4 years ago

Because they can’t afford to pay for land that doesn’t exist.

suomynona
4 years ago

Nothing from that article makes me think an announcement is coming any time soon. But I hope one does.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Please let this happen …..will bring more diversity to this already international City ..

Anonymous
4 years ago

I hope nobody was planning on travelling to or from Downtown anytime once the construction starts.

They should have built it further north and west.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Should’ve built the Marlins stadium in Bicentennial Park and planned the built soccer stadium for Little Havana.