David Beckham's Inter Miami Unveil Stunning Plans For £750 Million 26,000 Capacity Stadium
David Beckham's Inter Miami have unveiled plans for a state-of-the-art £750 million stadium featuring a rooftop bar and palm trees.
Beckham announced in 2014 that he intended to buy an MLS franchise and then four years later, in September 2018, it was announced that the club would be known as Internacional Club de Futbol Miami, or Inter Miami for short.
The team will officially debut in the MLS starting in 2020, initially playing their home games at Lockhart, the former ground of the now defunct Miami Fusion.
But if all goes well, Inter will be playing in a brand new 26,000 capacity stadium by 2022. The club have shared images and videos of how they want the facility and 58-acre facility space to look and it's fair to say the plans look seriously impressive.
A cocktail bar and palm trees on the roof is an absolute necessity given this is Miami we are talking about, while there will also be 58 acres of public parks and green space, a tech hub, restaurants and shops and football fields for the local community. There will also be accomodation for Inter Miami players to stay.
"The way it was built out, we're thinking of the athlete first from the minute they walk in," Vice president of communications Jacklyne Ramos said, as per The Guardian.
"The main stadium, that's for the games. Where we are now, this is where they'll live."
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This is what Beckham's Inter Miami stadium could look like
The 'Miami Freedom Park project does not hinge on taxpayers' money as it is "100 per cent privately funded by club". 225 workers will be on site 12 hours a day on a daily basis, with work already under way.
Inter have five players in their ranks at the moment and will appoint a manager in the new future. They have been linked with the likes of David Silva and Luis Suarez in recent times as Beckham eyes up stars to resonate with the large Hispanic community in Miami.