Overtown Redo? Beckham Paying $9M For Old Site, Wants Stadium Permits There, Mayor Says

May 22, 2019

Could David Beckham reverse course again and revive plans for a soccer stadium in Overtown?

Beckham’s lead local partner, MasTec chairman Jorge Mas, told county officials on Monday that the soccer group planned to pay $9 million to close on three acres of Miami-Dade land in the Overtown neighborhood and ask Miami for permits to build a stadium there. Overtown was the Beckham pick for a Miami Major League Soccer stadium until early 2018 when the partners switched to a larger proposal on Miami’s Melreese golf course. That 73-acre site still requires city approval of a multi-decade lease.

“He has this bird in the hand,” Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said of the Overtown property after meeting with Mas on Monday. “He’s going to close on the property. And he’s going to start [requesting] permits to build a stadium.”

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