David Beckham and his investors have unveiled their plans to develop a $200million stadium on the Miami waterfront.
Plans for the 25,000-capacity project in PortMiami were released on Monday with Beckham keen to bring his yet-to-be-named franchise to a brand new open-air stadium.
Beckham’s New York-based real-estate advisor John Alschuler told the Miami Herald that the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy midfielder was eager to ‘revive’ Miami by developing a state of the art venue on the water’s edge on Biscayne Bay.
“We think it’s time to share our vision,” said Alchuler. “Let’s have a full, vigorous public debate about it.
“We feel a stadium downtown can be a key contributor to the revival of a great city. David loves what it’s becoming, and much of that energy is downtown.
“We have a chance to do something special. It can be one of the great stadiums.
"It's David's passion to bring an unparalleled soccer experience to Miami.”
Beckham added in a statement: “When people think of Miami, they immediately think about being near or on the water.
“I asked my team to develop ideas for a stadium that embraces the best of the destination. Even though we are in the early stages of building the franchise, I believe we have a vision that not only Miami would be proud of, but one that will resonate around the world.”
Major League Soccer posted a couple of pictures of Beckham’s proposed Miami development how on Twitter.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 24, 2014
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