Miami says 'yes' to David Beckham’s Freedom Park and Soccer Village

by Andrew Manns | 21 Nov 2018

The City of Miami has thrown its support behind Freedom Park and Soccer Village, David Beckham’s long-awaited stadium and training facility.

The proposed complex, which has been a subject of media speculation since it was first announced in 2013, will be the home of Beckham’s Major League Soccer (MLS) team, Internacional Club de Fútbol Miami.

Designed by Miami-based architecture firm Arquitectonica, the development will include a 25,000-seat stadium and a 24-hectare public park, as well as extensive space for football pitches, offices, hotels, and commercial facilities.

The new public realm – which will occupy the former site of the Melreese Country Club – will also feature a waterpark, skate park, and amphitheatre.

Although sixty percent of Miami voters cast their ballot in favour of the sports centre, the project will still require the approval of municipal administrators to obtain a building permit.

Once backing is secured, the new site – which Beckham has called a "dream" come true – could begin construction in 2019.

If all goes as planned, Freedom Park could launch as early as 2021.

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