The latest version of a downtown Miami soccer stadium would offer 20,000 seats, 25 events per year and no parking.
Those were the headline numbers unveiled during a news conference Thursday by the venture trying to bring a professional soccer team to town.
Miami Beckham United, backed by retired soccer superstar David Beckham, entertainment entrepreneur Simon Fuller and local tech billionaire Marcelo Claure, unveiled its latest plan two days after the venture indicated it would focus on submerged land north of the American Airlines Arena.
Under the latest plan, Beckham United would fill in the Florida East Coast slip, connecting the reclaimed land to both Museum Park to the north and waterfront land to the south behind the home of the Miami Heat.
John Alschuler, a real estate and architectural adviser on the project, said the end result would add 20 percent of usable land to Museum Park and improve the current amenities.
“We’re going to activate downtown where downtown is not activated,” Alschuler said. Pointing to slides showing a manicured, bustling public space, he added: “This is what Museum Park can never be without this intervention—a grand sweep of abundant acreage along the bay.”