Photo: Equipment At Miami Freedom Park Stadium Construction Site

Equipment can be seen at the Miami Freedom Park construction site, where a 25,000 seat stadium is planned for Inter Miami.

Multiple construction permits are now in process for the site, including phased foundation and vertical permits.

According to Miami New Times, Miami-Dade commissioners voted in December to ask for $5 million of state taxpayer funding to clean up arsenic contamination and for other infrastructure improvements at the site.

Miami Freedom Park will eventually include the 25,000-seat multi-purpose MLS stadium, a 58-acre public park, over 1 million square feet of commercial retail, entertainment, amusement, and office space along with three hotels totaling 750 rooms. Total value is estimated at $1 billion.

 



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Anonymous
23 days ago

Why is Miami’s idea of a park a patch of grass, we need greenery, shade, and actual things to do at the park

Tropical Miami 🌴🌳🦜
23 days ago

I wanna see towering banyans in the middle of that sea of green just like in the Granada golf courses in Coral Gables with other shade trees and coconut palms.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Banyans take years to grow, which is why their removal is controversial, and should be banned in the City core. We should require any lot with a Banyan to be park.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Alright then… gumbo limbos are native, grow relatively quick, and produce great canopies.

Tropical Miami 🌴🌳🦜
23 days ago

Gumbo limbos are pretty! More gumbo limbos and less live oaks please. Live oaks only look pretty when they’re old

Anonymous
23 days ago

Brickell has some. Hope they stay and get woven into new development.

Never
22 days ago

Coral Gables is where people from Cuba who have been here for decades live, it’s not treeless Little Havana!

Choo Choo
23 days ago

Theres supposed to be a shit ton of soccer fields in the park atleast

Alex
23 days ago

Most of the world’s best parks are known for their huge but simple meadows. They have all of the Grapeland Park amenities right there.

Anonymous
23 days ago

In Florida, park visitors often avoid sitting on open lawns due to the hot and humid climate, which can be uncomfortable for outdoor relaxation. Additionally, the presence of insects, particularly mosquitoes, makes lounging on the grass less appealing. The grass types adapted to Florida’s conditions can also be less soft and inviting compared to cooler climate grasses. These factors combined make shaded areas and other amenities more popular for park-goers seeking comfort.

anonymous
23 days ago

didnt the developer say that no public money would be used on this? As per usual our politicians fleece residents and we now get to fork over $5 million

Anonymous
23 days ago

That’s what I thought. Plus 5 million compared to a billion dollar project is truly chump change. Taxpayers should not be on the hook here. What are we missing?

Not My Tax Dollars
23 days ago

Hopefully the state says no. Not sure if this would require appropriations from the state legislature or not, so it can’t hurt to contact our representatives and urge them no.

Anonymous
22 days ago

I’d rather see 5 million of State money go toward improving transit, parks, amenities, and roads in core areas like Brickell and Downtown, than a soccer field I may rarely ever use and that could cause more traffic issues. Maybe this is for the World Cup?

We love chickens
21 days ago

Jorge Mas is one of the most powerful people in Dade for decades, he doesn’t need real estate harbors!

Anon
23 days ago

With all the gross waste and mismanagement of our local gov, including endless studies and multimillion dollar “consultants” and it’s the $5 mill towards a public park and stadium that’s setting you off?

Anonymous
23 days ago

The consultants get cars paid for by the city – shouldn’t they at least be required to live in the urban core without a car, given the sole purpose of their salary is to study walkability?

Truth Matters
23 days ago

Unfortunately Messi won’t play here

Sad
23 days ago

😩

Adrian
23 days ago

I wish they kept as many trees as possible. But this is a better use of the land.

Tom
23 days ago

What’s the definition of a park these days? In the render I don’t see any park benches, fountain or anything to interact with. Who’s going to lay on a blanket out in an open field in the Miami heat? I’m hoping one day we get a real park like you see in other cities!

Anonymous
23 days ago

This isn’t the Miami city core, is it? Definitely agree we need more of those in the city core but there are already tons of shaded parks in the suburbs.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Whatever the definition of iconic is, because what has been classified as such sure ain’t it.

Anon
23 days ago

Vamos Miami!! Get this built for 2025 🎊

???
23 days ago

Looks like enough left over land to build a UM stadium

Crime Scene
14 days ago

Jorge Mas and his other speculators killed 1,200 trees and every blade of grass on this 100 acre public park. Mas is about to cover the entire site in concrete. Another Miami crime.

IMCF
23 days ago

Personally, I believe the stadium should be resigned and bigger. Not a fan of how the inside is going to look either with that rendering.

Anon
23 days ago

Then you’d complain it’s taking too long to build.

IMCF
23 days ago

Should’ve gotten it right the first time.

Anonymous
22 days ago

True that, we should have the option to see our favorite college football teams like UM
Hurricanes – huge football fans in Miami love the UM Hurricanes!

Anonymous
23 days ago

Would have been brilliant to create a par 3 golf courses designed by Coore & Crenshaw with a much smaller foot print. No thinking outside the box with those plans.

Tom
23 days ago

It makes no sense to spend all this money to build a 25,000 seat stadium. Double the size and have the University of Miami play their games there instead of HR stadium which is so much further from campus.

Anonymous
22 days ago

I’d rather go see a UM
Game that can be converted smaller for soccer right? It can serve two purposes

Tropical Miami 🌴🌳🦜
22 days ago

Nobody gives a crap about UM. Irrelevant in the rest of Miami outside of the gables

Anonymous
23 days ago

So basically, a giant frying pan.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Awful stupid waste of “public” greenery Shops and stadium come on!

Tropical Miami 🌴🌳🦜
22 days ago

yo mama

Taxed Out
23 days ago

Biggest waste of public land. Theft!

Tropical Miami 🌴🌳🦜
22 days ago

tu mamá

Name*
23 days ago

Isn’t there a lot of unhappy mediums at play here? Stadium is big for MLS, too small for UM, not in any of the preferred locations for MLS, and only mediocre for UM, who are now overtaking Tropical Park for theirs, etc.

Tropical Miami 🌴🌳🦜
23 days ago

Who gives a crap about UM, the city of Miami (millions) does not need to cater to the needs of a population of 9,000 spoiled Jersey brats. Messi is 1000x bigger than anything UM related

Anonymous
23 days ago

It’s a well regarded school, and we want to keep its graduates here, while Messi will leave in a few years.

Tropical Miami 🌴🌳🦜
23 days ago

Messi is here to stay. He’s probs gonna retire in Miami and keep the hype around.

Tropical Miami 🌴🌳🦜
22 days ago

Well regarded in hazing allegations and onlyfans models 🤡

Choo Choo
23 days ago

I mean this is far from the biggest MLS stadium, Atlanta and Seattle play in NFL stadiums. This was never meant to be UM’s stadium, that was just a weird obssession one of the commissioners had, I’m pretty sure the U didn’t even want it

Jon
23 days ago

Can we lobby the developer to incorporate some golf driving range or even a par 3 course? Like cmon look at all that completely wasted open space. Would be a nice “give” to the public for them to incorporate the land’s legacy use…

Anon
23 days ago

“Dear Mr Developer,

Will you please include a par 3 golf course in your new public park? I am very sad that there are now merely 13 courses left in Miami for me to play.

Signed,

A random commenter from the Next Miami”

Jon
23 days ago

Curious why this is getting downvoted.

Look at West Palm Beach’s newly opened municipal golf course for inspiration. Golf is a very popular sport and there aren’t enough public facilities in the City of Miami.

All i suggested was a measley driving range…

Anonymous
23 days ago

Golf and golf courses need to die

Anonymous
23 days ago

Cool, and we can replace the course you live behind with warehouses like that one course near Miami Gardens.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Miami’s sports scene isn’t just basketball, soccer, and casinos. Look at Palm Beach with public clay tennis courts and clubhouses. There’s also interest in golf, volleyball, and tennis here in Miami, especially in Brickell. It’d be good for new areas to add more facilities for these sports, fitting Florida’s outdoor lifestyle.

Never
22 days ago

You mean smoking, playing Scratchoffs?