Lawyer For Beckham Met With Dade County Last Week

Negotiations between Miami Beckham United and Miami-Dade are still continuing, apparently.

On July 6, Richard Bezold, a partner at law firm Akerman, registered as a lobbyist and met with county officials, records show. Bezold’s registration showed that he was representing Miami Beckham United on matters pertaining to the MLS stadium.

Beckham has been in negotiations to buy a Miami-Dade Water and Sewer property across from the stadium site that they acquired earlier this year. In May, emails obtained by the Herald revealed that Beckham’s partners weren’t sure if they wanted to agree to a “community-benefit” package that would include fines for failing to meet local hiring targets.

Since Beckham closed on the main stadium property, it has been vacant. The previous owner used it as a parking lot – a business known for generating cash.

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

The key is improving sidewalks, corridors, green space and opportunities for retail and restaurants on the routes leading to the stadium from trains and river taxis. Not only would this cut down on the need for an out of scale parking garage, but it also would protect the heritage and solitude of nearby Spring Garden while also bringing meaningful opportunity for the residents of Overtown to benefit from investment in this corner of their historic neighborhood.

Anonymous
5 years ago

There could be 2 or 3 levels of parking as a platform for the stadium,take the elevator or escalator to your seat,of course at the extra cost.Everybody happy now?

suomynona
5 years ago

A parking garage at street level? Absolutely not. That sounds awful.

I expect them to have a fair amount of parking below the stadium, but that will be for the teams, families, executives, media, celebrities, expensive ticket holders, etc.

Spencer
5 years ago

Celebrities? Expensive ticket holders? Did you forget that we’re talking about MLS?

Anonymous
5 years ago

what I don’t get is how they want to build a stadium with no parking and no access to public transportation…Will 25,000 people take an Uber????

Anonymous
5 years ago

Metrorail Culmer Station, Park anywhere near the metro rail line and take the metro rail to the stadium.

Anonymous
5 years ago

What do you mean “no access to public transportation.” Do you do any research before posting? The Culmer Metrorail Station is 2 and a half blocks away. That is closer than the parking lots the Dolphins use at their Stadium.