A new home for Lionel Messi! Inter Miami begin construction on 25,000-seater stadium on Miami Freedom Park

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Lionel Messi will have a new home in 2025, with Inter Miami beginning construction on a 25,000-seater stadium on Miami Freedom Park.

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  • MLS franchise have ambitious plans for the future
  • State-of-the-art ground forms part of that project
  • Argentine icon due to grace eye-catching venue

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    The impressive structure will be built close to Miami International Airport, with the MLS outfit moving out of Fort Lauderdale – where they have been based at DRV PNK Stadium since 2020. David Beckham and the club’s board have never made any secret of their desire to construct a state-of-the-art facility that better aligns with the franchise’s long-term ambition.


    Plans for the stadium are mirrored by Messi’s current contract, which runs until 2025, but he has the option for a 12-month extension beyond that point and is expected to grace the new ground. Jorge Mas, Inter Miami’s managing owner, has told the club’s official website: “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. 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.”


    Inter Miami’s new stadium will be based in a 58-acre public park which includes soccer and youth athletic fields to be used by the local community. It will also house a full range of entertainment and commercial offerings – including office space, a hotel, shops and restaurants. Construction crews are already on site, with development veteran Devon McCorkle leading the project. He has said: “The level of attention and the influx of inquiries we are receiving have been incredible, a testament to the positive impact of Lionel Messi on Inter Miami CF and the City of Miami. Everyone wants to be part of what we’re creating, a new entertainment district that will be the centerpiece of family activities and experiences in Miami. We are in discussions with stadium sponsors, hotel brands, major attractions operators, restaurant groups, cultural institutions and many other exciting potential partners. We will deliver an incredible home for them at Miami Freedom Park.”



    Messi has made a stunning impact in the United States since linking up with Inter Miami as a free agent. He has recorded 11 goals through nine appearances – helping his new club to Leagues Cup glory, a place in the U.S. Open Cup final and a much-needed three-point haul on his MLS debut.