David Beckham group unveils new Miami stadium plan without parking
ESPN - Friday 19th May, 2017
The group led by David Beckham that is trying to bring an MLS expansion franchise to Miami unveiled a plan on Wednesday for a new 25,000-seat stadium with no available parking.
Miami Beckham United is near a deal to secure the last piece land in the Overtown neighborhood needed for the project, which has been delayed for years as the group struggled to find a stadium site.
Representatives for Beckham, including Tim Leiweke, said at a town hall that the privately funded stadium would create 50 permanent jobs for the neighborhood, which has raised concerns over congestion.
To address that issue, Leiweke revealed a plan to use the nearby Metrorail shuttle as well as buses from downtown Miami and boats on the Miami River. It relies on fans wanting to march en masse toward the stadium, a tradition in some MLS cities like Seattle and Portland.
The stadium would open in 2021, though Leiweke said an MLS team could play at Miami's NFL or Major League Baseball stadium until construction is completed.
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