Beckham may partner with Miami-Dade schools instead of County

Miami-Dade school board backs negotiations with Beckham for soccer stadium deal

Miami Herald 10/22/15

The school system’s role would supersede a previous proposed partnership with Miami-Dade County to allow Beckham to build a stadium tax-free. Instead, the school district would be the team’s partner. The arrangement still saves Beckham from paying taxes on the 30,000-seat facility — but now the school board can negotiate its own benefits in return.

[Superintendent] Carvalho said that any deal would have to be cost-free for the district and protect the school system from liability. The school district would own the facility. In return, the district wants use of the stadium for its events like band competitions, football showdowns and graduations.

Beckham could partner with school board in stadium deal

Miami Herald 10/21/15

A draft operating agreement before the city of Miami would be a big step toward allowing Miami Beckham United to build a soccer stadium on public land.

Site: 10.5 acres directly west of Marlins Park

Payment: $850,000 per year team will pay city

Term: 60 years with two 20-year team options

Stadium: $200 million, estimated cost to build 30,000-seat stadium

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