It’s been a three-year journey for David Beckham’s team in its quest to bring an MLS franchise to Miami but the chief of the league can see the light. Commissioner Don Garber shared his optimism on Miami becoming team No. 24.
For those thirsting for David Beckham’s MLS Miami dream to finally become a reality, it’s almost time to whip out the pots and pans. His team finally secured approval—a 9-4 vote—from Miami-Dade commissioners.
Miami-Dade County commissioner Audrey Edmonson has given David Beckham’s Overtown stadium deal the green light by sponsoring the legislation that’d allow the county to sell Beckham the final three-acres needed to build his 25,000-seat MLS stadium.
While Miami remains "slated" to debut as Major League Soccer’s 24th team in the 2019 season, it appears city commissioners are getting antsy with the recent lack of progress towards finalizing funding to build a 25,000-seat stadium on county-owned land in Overtown.
Over three years since David Beckham announced his intent to bring an MLS franchise to Miami, and it would appear Miami Beckham United is making progress toward finalizing an investment to help fund their 25,000-seat stadium in Overtown expected to cost $150 million.
With what feels like an infinite number of luxury condos and apartments in the South Florida pipeline, it’s refreshing to see a local icon like Alonzo Mourning help bring affordable housing to a county in dire need of it.
Lotus Village breaks ground today in Overtown, beginning construction of a new state-of-the-art facility designed to both end and prevent homelessness, coinciding with the announcement of "a major corporate gift," per the press release.
Yes, a seven-story storage facility/car gallery will house Maseratis and not their human owners. Only this isn’t your typical storage facility, with 24-hour security, a members-only social club and a restaurant on the roof.
They created a Miami Life Expectancy Map to "examine the connections between public health and neighborhood conditions, from job opportunities and education to affordable housing, crime and access to nutritious food."