Celebrity footballer David Beckham wins over the Board of Commissioners to vote in favor of Freedom Park where the new stadium will be
Retired celebrity soccer player and world-renowned athlete David Beckham has recently bagged another major win for our local soccer team, Inter Miami. He has secured the go-ahead from Miami-Dade commissioners to lead 73-acres of land that belongs to the city, for the purpose of building a world-class soccer stadium inside of what will be known as Freedom Park.
How Miami benefits from the Freedom Park
The 99-year lease was finally voted in the affirmative by the city commissioners after multiple rounds of negotiations and updates to the terms. Beckham, along with his partners Jorge and Jose Mas, all of whom are Inter Miami’s owners, came to an agreement with the city which led to the approval.
The changes proposed and approved for the deal increased the annual rent floor to $4.3 million, as well as the rent increase during construction. They also have claims over revenue sharing that will bring in more profit and increase the city’s share.
Despite nearly a decade since his retirement as a professional footballer, Beckham has been quite involved with the sport in various capacities, including his long-time desire to launch a Major League Soccer (MLS) team. This is finally coming true through Inter Miami and the stadium project.
The Miami Freedom Park, as it will be called, is a major project that aims to convert the Melreese golf course into Inter Miami’s home stadium, where they will not only host games but offer much more. Plans for the park include building a hotel or accommodation, stores, and shopping outlets, rooftop playing fields, and a massive 58-acre park. They will also include parking and other facilities to make it a complete experience.