Inter Miami fans living in the 305, we’ve got news for you! Construction has begun on Miami Freedom Park and its 25,000-seat fútbol specific stadium that will bring the team from Fort Lauderdale’s DRV PNK Stadium to a home near Miami International Airport.
Inter Miami announced Monday that construction began earlier this month, with crews and heavy equipment currently on site and performing work that will move across the 131 acres.
“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,” said Jorge Mas, Inter Miami’s managing owner, in a release.
Read on for all the exciting details on the new stadium!
About the project
Intended to be a year-round destination for all Miami residents and visitors to enjoy, Miami Freedom Park is a 131-acre development anchored by a stadium with a capacity of 25,000 spectators.
In a referendum held in 2019, 60% of Miami voters gave the city approval to negotiate and execute a lease for the proposed land for the specific project. On April 8, 2022, the City of Miami Commission voted to approve Miami Freedom Park and one year later this exciting milestone for the project has arrived.
This great undertaking is being done by Miami-based architecture firm Arquitectonica, global arena and stadia design firm Manica and large-scale stadium project managers CAA Icon.
What you can expect
Miami Freedom Park is more than just a soccer stadium. It’s a privately funded, massive recreational project that includes a new 58-acre public park set to become the city’s largest, soccer and youth athletic fields for the community, and a range of entertainment and commercial offerings. This includes office spaces, a hotel, shops, restaurants and more.
Once complete, Inter Miami players will make their way south to call the stadium their own. They’ve been playing in Fort Lauderdale since their 2020 inaugural season.
When will all this be happening?
The stadium, public park and entertainment district that make up Miami Freedom Park are projected to open in 2025. According to the team, the official groundbreaking ceremony will take place later this year.
For more information and to stay up to date with Miami Freedom Park, visit their website.