Mayor: Still No Parking Planned For Beckham’s Overtown Soccer Stadium

David Beckham still plans on building a 25,000 seat soccer stadium in Overtown without any parking.

Miami-Dade mayor Carlos Gimenez told ESPN yesterday that Beckham’s partners are instead counting on fans to either walk, take public transportation, use a ride sharing service, or park in one of thousands of existing nearby spots.

Beckham’s plan is in sharp contrast to Marlins Stadium, where several massive (and highly criticized) parking garages were built.

Gimenez said that fans heading to the stadium could walk from MiamiCentral, which will have four types of rail service: Metrorail, Metromover, Brightline, and Tri-Rail. The station is about a 15 minute walk from the stadium site, according to Google Maps.

There is still a possibility that the partners will add parking when they apply for zoning, Gimenez added. The ownership group still is waiting for the results of a lawsuit appeal filed by Bruce Matheson challenging the county’s land sale to Beckham.