As David Beckham’s budding Inter Miami team, aka Club International de Futbol Miami, prepares to enter the MLS for the 2020/21 season, the Major League Soccer club has unveiled plans for its upcoming stadium set to cost a whopping $966 million USD.
The just shy of one billion USD project is privately funded and is in its initial stages, seeing as only artist renderings of the sprawling commercial and stadium complex have been shared as of yet. The stadium will include a rooftop bar, restaurants, palm trees, shops, among academy workout facilities, a sports performance lab, locker rooms, equipment room, dining area, and coach’s office. The venue is also expected to seat 26,000 fans and span 58 acres of true open-access green space.
Before the stadium is complete, Inter Miami will play in Lockhart where the MLS’ Miami Fusion played from 1998-2001 before folding due to poor attendance. Beckham spent about five years trying to get MLS back in South Florida. Look for Inter Miami to make their debut next year.
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