David Beckham’s proposed Miami MLS team will be playing in a new, hi-tech, 25,000-capacity stadium located on the city’s exclusive waterfront if the group, of which he is the managing partner, behind the venture gets its way.
The renderings, produced by Miami-based architecural firm, Arquitectonica, also show a hotel, retail space, a tiered plaza, and a new public park built on an unused drawbridge. The group also wants to build a public plaza in the stadium’s shadow with shops, restaurants, a nightclub, and an outdoor venue for film/sports screenings and concerts, as well as a potential soccer museum.
Beckham said in a statement: “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.”
The investors and advisors, who have pledged to privately fund the building of the stadium and its ancillary elements, hope to have the works completed in time for the 2018 MLS season.