Plans that soccer star David Beckham has submitted for a soccer and golf complex in Miami also call for 600,000 square feet of retail, restaurants and entertainment.
Beckham and his partners, led by Miami business figure Jorge Mas, released plans on Sunday for a 73-acre site called Miami Freedom Park, which they say will generate about $425 million annually in sales and lease revenue, according to the Miami Herald.
The main emphasis for that portion of the complex not involving sports will be on entertainment features such as bowling alleys and movie theaters rather than on retailers, said Zach Winkler, head of JLL’s retail division for South Florida, speaking to the newspaper.
Miami commissioners are set to decide whether to hold a November referendum that puts the project before the voters.
By Edmund Mander