David Beckham will announce that he and his partners have finalized a deal to buy land next to Marlins Stadium within days, according to Mayor Regalado.
Part of the property needed for a soccer stadium could be acquired through eminent domain, the Herald reported. The land could be purchased by the city and eventually be owned by the county, so that the group could avoid paying property tax. A city of Miami referendum is tentatively planned for March.
A Dade commissioner is also pushing a plan that could help build Metromover to the stadium. Under the proposal, the area surrounding the stadium would be declared blighted, and a CRA would be created to funnel property taxes towards construction of the Metromover line.