Inter Miami has initiated the construction of a new state-of-the-art stadium where Lionel Messi will play

Inter Miami has officially begun construction on the Miami Freedom Park initiative, encompassing a cutting-edge stadium where players like Lionel Messi will grace the field.

Initiated in 2018 under the terms of David Beckham’s contract with LA Galaxy signed in 2007, the franchise entered the MLS Eastern Conference competition in 2020.

For home matches, the team has utilized the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, accommodating 21,000 fans.

Having acquired three of football’s greatest players in history – Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba – Inter Miami is now gearing up for a new stadium.

Inter Miami recently confirmed the commencement of an ambitious 131-acre development plan, encompassing a 25,000-seat stadium, a 58-acre public park, and an “entertainment district.”

This privately funded initiative will include sports facilities for the local community, along with a hotel, shops, and restaurants.

Real estate investment expert Devon McCorkle has been appointed to spearhead the project, with renowned firms like Arquitectonica, Manica, and CAA Icon contributing to the stadium’s architecture, design, and management.

Crew and equipment is now on site at the location of the former Melreese Country Club and it’s hoped that all work will be concluded by 2025.

The Leagues Cup champions will no doubt be hoping talisman Messi will still be around to play in the new arena.

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“With Inter Miami my family set out to build something truly transformational. In just four years we have changed the perception worldwide of American soccer. As we commence construction of Miami Freedom Park that same vision guides us,” owner Jorge Mas said, as perInter’s official website.

“In creating a multi-faceted space we will set a new standard of what sport complexes can be. We look forward to delivering a food and entertainment destination for families to enjoy year-round.

“I can’t wait to welcome our fans to our state-of-the-art stadium and hear the chants as Messi and your Inter Miami players take the pitch for the first time in 2025.”

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