The Miami Herald put together a list of the six projected sites that could possibly house the stadium for the MLS team that David Beckham is looking to bring to Miami.
PORTMIAMI – A 36-acre seaport site seems ideal. that could offer a pedestrian walkway to Dodge Island and spectacular views of the city of Miami. The downfall? There’s a small chance that whenever the “proposed” PortMiami stadium and the American Airlines Arena host events at the same time it will be GRIDLOCKED with traffic beyond anything we’ve ever imagined.
BY MARLINS PARK – Two locations in Little Havana by Marlins Park have been mentioned near NW 17th Avenue, but it would require purchasing private property including office and residential lots (and a public housing facility for the elderly).
NEAR SCHOOL BOARD – The county would have to give up 2 acres of their county-owned land, but that won’t nearly be enough to fill up with a stadium. They would need to do a lot of negotiations with surrounding properties to buy them and etc, which seems unlikely to be successful because of time constraints to meet the 2017 deadline.
IN WYNWOOD – 12 acres on Northwest 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue . This seems like the most spacious option BUT there’s almost no public transportation near this area and that might turn off investors.
BY MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – 8 1/2-acre site east of the Miami International Airport’s car-rental and mass-transit hub that also has a Metrorail stop nearby. The problem? It won’t work unless investors close off 37th Avenue and also fit the bill for a $80 Million parking facility.
Source: Miami Herald