Staff from Miami-Dade County District 7 Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez has designed a model for a 40,000-person stadium for a Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium, which is situated next to the Marlins baseball stadium. As can be seen in the rendering, several small parcels of land would need to be acquired; additionally, minor changes would be necessary on NW 17 Avenue. However, it is feasible and not costly since the infrastructure is already in place.
This is the only site with sufficient space which is accessible to public transportation, and also connected to principle roadways.The proposed site also takes into consideration the requirement of the Beckham Group that the stadium be near downtown.
As of now, this proposal has the support of City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Chairman Willy Gort, and Commissioners Francis Suarez and Marc Sarnoff. Also, the site has the support of former City of Miami Mayors Maurice Ferre, Manny Diaz, and Xavier Suarez, and State Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, in whose district the stadium would be located.