Here's What Beckham's New Miami MLS Stadium Site Will Look Like

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Today Miami Beckham United unveiled plans for what a soccer stadium sitting on land currently occupied by a boat slip next to American Airlines Arena would look like. With backing from both County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and City Mayor Tomas Regalado, the site has become the frontrunner for a new soccer stadium after plans for one at the port were ditched.

Though, the released imaged do not actually include much of an idea of the design for the stadium (that will likely depend on whether the possibility of the Miami Hurricanes also residing in the stadium becomes a reality), they do show what would become Museum Park and stress a net increase in overall parkland.

See also: Downtown Boat Slip Becomes Frontrunner for MLS Stadium Site With Mayors' Support

Here's what the land will look like once the boat slip is filled in. The stadium will sit about evenly with American Airlines Arena.

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By the way, here's what the area currently looks like (at least according to the latest satellite images from Google Maps):

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Half the stadium will sit on 4.2 acres of existing park land (the other half will be on land that doesn't exist yet). Though 8.5 acres of new parkland behind the AAA will compensate for the loss.

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MarcosMacedo
MarcosMacedo

We don´t want this here and the drawings are unrealistic. Were they made by Beckham hinself?

John C. Tucker
John C. Tucker

Yep, just cram it in there, it will look like the rest of downtown Miami, over crowded.

dannycanes8389
dannycanes8389

You add the possibility of UM joining Beckham, this becomes the place to be. From a recruiting perspective, it only helps UM where you can tell recruits that we're playing in a world class stadium Downtown. For the UM Students, this would be a lot easier to get to than it is at Sun Life. 

Bob Horton
Bob Horton

First they took Bayfront Park from us, destroying the historic Art Deco public library to build Bayside, and have the Pepper Fountain visible from beautiful East Flagler Street. GREED MOTIVATES MIAMI! The fountain operated for less than one year. No one gave thought to the expense of pumping the water. Great foresight Miami politicians. Now they want to take Museum Park and have a loud open-air stadium. No one ever thinks of infrastructure, sewers, streets, traffic, ecological disturbance by filling in Buscayne Bay, even though they call it a "slip." The politicians who push it so extremely strong, lead me to be suspicious of money/payoffs changing hands. I suggest Palmetto Bay, old Miami Arena site on North Miami Avenue, or like Sun Life Stadium, close to the Broward line to have easy access from both counties.

Cully Waggoner
Cully Waggoner

Save some money and update Joe Robbie Stadium. It was built for Soccer and the update would help Miami draw another Super Bowl. No more new Stadiums, Miamians have been screwed over enough already

Edward Vivanco
Edward Vivanco

its gonna be a bust this is a franchise popping out of nowhere

DRAKEMALLARD.0
DRAKEMALLARD.0 topcommenter

Why do people get upset when the poor use welfare but have no problem when the wealthy get  tax breaks?

 Once this stadium is aged and becomes obsolete, it will become a financial burden of the residents in Miami Dade County to upgrade or rebuild-then what?  to  Beckham Go and take your plans for a stadium and soccer team and stick it up ass you dumb son of a bitch. miami dade  infrastructure are falling apart and the schools are in decline with overcrowding with no enough quality teachers no after school programs. nNo firemen,  No policemen, No health programs for the poor.



Hey David  Beckham If you have a complaint, all you have to do, write it down on a piece of paper, put it in an envelope, and stick it up your ass. If you feel that you've been treated unfairly, write it neatly on some paper, fold it up real good, pull your cheeks apart, and stick it up your ass

DRAKEMALLARD.0
DRAKEMALLARD.0 topcommenter


Every year, millions of taxpayer dollars are poured into stadiums, 
hockey rinks, baseball parks, and other arenas in order to attract and retain 
professional sports teams in big cities.  Often the money is spent by 
the cities after a team "threatens" to leave the city.When that happens, of course, the local news media act as the willing accomplices of the billionaires who own the teams.When city and state governments build facilities for sports organizations which are owned by billionaires, and raise taxes as a result, it is clearly an abuse of power the infrastructure Is falling apart and the schools are in decline with overcrowding and not enough quality teachers no after school programs no firemen,  no policemen, no health programs for the poor. also the cites  are always going to be in debt. this thing do make money.

it time for more recalls /jail time

Welcome to the American dream--
a billionaire using public funds
to construct
a private playground
for the rich and powerful.

Burt Mirror
Burt Mirror

The congestion will be out of this world, it needs parking solutions, Miami can bring in 70,000 fans and in this site they won't fit.

Arielle Thomas
Arielle Thomas

Like we need more fucking traffic. Fuck that. Send him back to England.

Jose Arpajon
Jose Arpajon

If the "parkland" is freely accessible to the the general public im in. I'm tired of this city only allowing the rich to build on our shores and restricting the view of our beautiful bay.

Ronald C Baker
Ronald C Baker

Nobody else could get permission to fill in a waterfront property. This is Wrong on many points

Tropical-Tom Niel Garcia
Tropical-Tom Niel Garcia

I am against the proposed stadium, but it not like the public has access to that waterfront now.

Mauro Ibarra
Mauro Ibarra

Hey how about adding some parking spaces to that design, just a though?

Howard Green Montaque
Howard Green Montaque

We need a world class skateboard park. Kids have nothing to do in this city.

Charles M. LaBow
Charles M. LaBow

Oh, look, a place in Miami - Dade County where the public can still get a glimpse of the water. Quick, better fill that in so someone's politically connected, contractor buddies can make a quick buck.

sgourous
sgourous

Has anyone walked the park in the last 10 years?

It is a great design,and he is putting it aside the AA arena,filling in the rest so we can walk along the shoreline.

We will get better use and a gain of acres as well. 

UncleEd
UncleEd

The stadium will be paid by Beckham. Filling the slip will increase the size of the park giving us public space that all Miami Dade will enjoy, not to mention tourists. ALL paid by Beckham. For those that don't know who David Beckham is he is a world icon. Millions will see his Miami team play all over the world. The amount of FREE publicity that this city will get will be huge! It will increase our #1 source of income, Tourism.  What city in the world would deny an investor of his stature from investing in their city? If this is denied then people in this city have no sense of progress. You want Miami to be world class? Say YES to Beckham. Say yes to parks and public space. 

James Kelley
James Kelley

I like it. Much better for all than the MArlins stadium fiasco. jk

Claudia Nicole Veliz
Claudia Nicole Veliz

I go to all the games in broeard and believe it there is a huge fan base. Miami is filled with South Americans

Ben Spiro
Ben Spiro

Thinly veiled corruption by our typical city officials. Anyone really believe MLS soccer has a huge fan base? Hell no! They are going to lease it to Ultra and other big events to make $$ and that's all they care about. There is plenty land to build a soccer stadium elsewhere.

Kori Williams
Kori Williams

We may be gaining parkland but were losing more of our precious downtown waterfront. Beckham can move the stadium from downtown, there's plenty of land in west Dade and Broward counties.

Mark Felton
Mark Felton

we should support this it will generate a lot more money than the marlins n dolphins together !!!!

Vita Vitalis
Vita Vitalis

it looks like crap if your ask me... don't kill our green space stick the stadium somewhere else.. WHY does it have to be water front? Why do we have to give up an urban green space and beautiful slip for this huge slab of concrete. I've seen fish, dolphins and manatees swim around this slip how much longer are we going to mess with the bay and drive these poor animals out. NO NO NOOOOO

Vlad Rusakov
Vlad Rusakov

Yay... Arsht Aenter, AAA, and now soccer stadium... its the traffic trifecta...

Wilfredo Sosa
Wilfredo Sosa

The park doesn't bring progress, people do. The jobs the stadium would bring are low-wage anyways. I think Soccer is dead here, but not my money.. Go nuts!

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

NO NO NO


Stop the cronyism.

Jorge Larrea
Jorge Larrea

Beckham nor city officials know what parking or traffic means. Aside from that.... Great

DrumRollPlease
DrumRollPlease

They are misrepresenting the old parkland as new.  It was simply undeveloped all these years.  Most the parking from the AA arena was developed into condominiums. 

j2m2000
j2m2000

The mayor of Miami are stupid for favoring the port .. imagine how much $$$ the world cup would bring Miami if the stadium was bigger 

Alberto Solano
Alberto Solano

As long as they pay for it and pay us rent to be there I'm ok. But I don't want a sweetheart deal where they don't pay like the heat.

Cary Jorge
Cary Jorge

The park is a good idea. More jobs. Lots of people down here love soccer so it will be received well and the area needs a face lift anyways.. a new park? score! "literally".

Art Kunhardt
Art Kunhardt

then why didn't anyone support the last miami mls team? the Miami fusion? people are going to be highly disappointed... soccer is cool but this isnt a mls league city... be better to use the Dolphins stadium. so when it goes under like the fusion did, it wont be an empty stadium just rotting away...

MarcosMacedo
MarcosMacedo

@UncleEd We don´t want the park. Period! I am sure BeckHam and his friends will find another place in Miami.

tcikowski
tcikowski

...and that was before MLS started bringing in star players and had the TV contracts they have now. They were also owned by a guy who didn't want to spend money and they played in a high school football stadium with a dirt parking lot. You're comparing apples to oranges when bringing up the Fusion.

tcikowski
tcikowski

You are aware they played in North Broward, right? 

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