Melreese "Soccer Stadium" looking better and better for Taxpayers everyday

Curbed Miami:

David Beckham’s team goes back to the drawing board for MLS stadium location

It may be an alternative to the Overtown site

HIGHLIGHTs:

  • Gimenez-Beckham Bromance over
    • Taxpayers may finally catch a break!
      • Melreese is not a revenue generator for the city. With a $3.5 million budget in the current fiscal year, city administrators expect the golf course to break even.


Miami City Manager Emilio González floated another option for Miami’s MLS soccer stadium rather than Overtown, the Miami Herald reports
David Beckham’s partner Jorge Mas met with González about the city-owned Melreese golf course, which could have more room for Mas’s ambition plans involving retail, a soccer academy, and more.
Mayor Francis Suarez said that Melreese could be an answer to where to put the stadium in light of Overtown residents’ apprehension.
“I’ve expressed a lot of concern over the last few months about the Overtown site, based on resident concerns in Spring Garden and Overtown,” Suarez told the paper. “The pushback definitely was a concern.”
The plan would be to lease a portion of Melreese to the Beckham group, and voters could ultimately decide on it via a referendum. Read more of the details here.
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