Photos: This Is The Golf Course Beckham Wants To Demolish For Stadium & Office Park

Below are photos of the Melreese golf course that will be demolished, if voters approve a deal with Miami Freedom Park LLC, controlled by David Beckham and Jorge Mas.

It is the largest remaining green space in the city of Miami.

This is the ballot language for the November 6 election:

Proposed Charter Amendment for the Lease and development of a soccer stadium and commercial complex
Shall Miami’s Charter be amended authorizing City to negotiate, execute 99-year lease with Miami Freedom Park LLC, for approximately 73 acres of City land, waiving bidding, converting Melreese Country Club (1400 Northwest 37 Avenue) at no cost to City to:

  • soccer stadium;
  • minimum 1,000,000 square feet office, retail, commercial uses;
  • minimum 750 hotel rooms;
  • living wage for on-site employees;
  • $3,577,365 minimum annual rent;
  • $20,000,000 for 58-acre public park or other green space?

According to the Herald, the deal also still has serious red flags, with the proposed rent said to be well below market value for the zoning contemplated, among other issues.


(bottom photo: twitter)