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David Beckham's Miami Soccer Stadium Receives Public Vote

13:00 - 22 November, 2018
David Beckham's Miami Soccer Stadium Receives Public Vote, Freedom Park and Soccer Village. Image Courtesy of Beckham Group
Freedom Park and Soccer Village. Image Courtesy of Beckham Group

David Beckham's Freedom Park and Soccer Village proposal for Miami has received the public vote supporting the project. Designed by Arquitectonica, the proposal to bring a soccer club to the city has been under development for over five and a half years. The Miami public voted in favor of building the 25,000-seat stadium, community park and public soccer facilities. While negotiation with city officials is still needed, if approved, the project would create a home for the new Internaćional de Fútbol Miami soccer club.

Freedom Park and Soccer Village. Image Courtesy of Beckham Group Freedom Park and Soccer Village. Image Courtesy of Beckham Group Freedom Park and Soccer Village. Image Courtesy of Beckham Group Freedom Park and Soccer Village. Image Courtesy of Beckham Group + 6

David Beckham's Plan for Miami Stadium Sparks Argument

00:00 - 30 May, 2014
The original plans for a stadium at PortMiami are now unlikely to be built. Image © 360 Architecture and Arquitectonica
The original plans for a stadium at PortMiami are now unlikely to be built. Image © 360 Architecture and Arquitectonica

Plans to build a new soccer stadium in Miami have generated an argument this week between David Beckham, current city officials, and past city officials. The stadium, which will be home to a new Miami MLS team owned by ex-superstar Beckham, was originally proposed to occupy a site at PortMiami, with a design drawn up by Arquitectonica and 360 Architects. However, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez had concerns over the location, and earlier this month convinced Beckham and his group to consider an alternative location, a disused boat slip between the American Airlines Arena and Museum Park.

Now a group including former mayor Manny Diaz and Alexander Cooper, the masterplan designer for Museum Park have issued a statement condemning the new plans and saying they are "not in harmony with the vision of Miami as a world class city with parks and open areas available for all."

More on the row after the break

Arquitectonica Proposes Beckham MLS Stadium for Port of Miami

00:00 - 25 March, 2014
© 360 Architecture and Arquitectonica
© 360 Architecture and Arquitectonica

Miami-based Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture have unveiled preliminary details for a 25,000-seat, open-air Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium at the Port of Miami. One of 30 locations currently being reviewed as a potential site, the downtown location could serve as the home for David Beckham’s MLS expansion team as early as 2018.