Site chosen for MLS stadium is next to Marlins Park

David Beckham picks stadium site next to Marlins Park

Miami Herald 7/17/15

They’re calling it “the former Orange Bowl site” to avoid reminding people what happened with Marlins Park. At this point UM is not in the deal; their nonprofit status would have saved the stadium team city property tax. As for county taxes, Mayor Gimenez has said the county could own the stadium and lease it to Beckham. According to the article, Mayor Regalado has not discussed rent yet but asked for community benefits. Beckham’s team is going to make a lot of money on our public land if the stadium is built, and the community should see some of that money.

As for the choice of site, at least it’s not on the waterfront but the stadium would replace open green space and residents are objecting.




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