Published on March 26th, 2014 | by No Artificial
David Beckham Unveils Proposal to Build Stadium in Miami
Football star David Beckham has announced plans to build a 25,000-seat stadium for his new Major League Soccer (MLS) team on the waterfront in Miami.
The 38-year-old David Beckham, who retired as a player last May, earlier this year announced his plan to start a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in the American city.
He has chosen Miami, FL.
“When people think of Miami, they immediately think about being near or on the water,” said Beckham.
Designed by Miami firms Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture, the bowl-shaped open-air stadium is planned for a 14.5-hectare site in Port-Miami, the world’s busiest cruise ship terminal, and would offer fans a spectacular view of the Downtown Miami skyline.
“So far, everything is very positive,” said Beckham. “There’ll be criticism. There’ll be certain things that come up, but we’re ready to handle everything that’ll be thrown at us.”
“The important part for us is getting everybody on side, getting everybody to realize why we want to bring the team here, and why we want to have the stadium in a certain place,” he added.
The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris St-German player also plans to open a series of accompanying facilities that would include shops, restaurants, a nightclub, an outdoor screening venue and a possible football museum.
Beckham’s property adviser stated: “The funding is in place. The goal is to have a team playing by 2016.”