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SBD/May 20, 2014/Facilities
Beckham Group Now Favors Downtown Location Ahead Of PortMiami For MLS Venue
Published May 20, 2014
SURF AND TURF: In Ft. Lauderdale, Craig Davis reports the new site “presents a considerable and costly challenge in filling the watery parcel.” A Beckham spokesperson said that the cost “is still being determined.” Beckham's group has “vowed to fund” a $250M stadium project, including “paying fair market value for use of the land.” The group “intends to apply for a state subsidy," but is "not seeking public money locally” (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 5/20). The AP’s Christine Armario noted one concern that has “already arisen about the site is whether it would reduce downtown Miami's already limited remaining green space.” HR&A Advisors Chair John Alschuler, who reps Beckham, said that the group’s plan is to “increase the amount of park area” by 20% (AP, 5/19).