David Beckham's Big Idea: A New Soccer Stadium in Miami, With Zero Parking Spaces

A group led by David Beckham is working to build a stadium in Miami that would house a Major League Soccer team. There are two twists (besides Becks): the stadium would require zero public financing and the stadium would build zero parking.
May 28, 2017, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"David Beckham’s Miami negotiators unveiled an airy, open-roof stadium for Overtown Wednesday night, a retooled design that still sticks with the central premise that the 25,000-seat soccer venue doesn’t need parking facilities," report Douglas Hanks and Martin Vassolo.

"The Beckham group needs an agreement to buy the county land before it can get formal approval from Major League Soccer to bring an expansion franchise to Miami — a quest Beckham began in early 2014, only to be foiled in bids for three other sites before settling on Overtown," according to the article.

"Miami Beckham United would own its stadium site, and is not pursuing the county subsidies pledged to Miami-Dade’s exiting three professional sports teams."

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Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Miami Herald
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