Inter Miami takes next step toward new stadium build

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Inter Miami CF, the newest MLS expansion team, is making progress toward its Miami Freedom Park project after it was cleared to demolish Lockhart Stadium and Fort Lauderdale Stadium.

The two disused venues will have to be cleared within the next 180 days, with the land serving as a new training facility and 18,000-seater stadium where Inter Miami FC will play for its first two MLS seasons while its permanent home is built at Miami Freedom Park, near Miami International Airport.

As quoted in South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, the club is able to “test soil, assess environmental damage, tear down the stadia, salvage Lockhart bleachers if possible, and begin planning and designing the proposed new soccer complex”.

Following the move to Miami Freedom Park for the 2022-2023 season, this venue will become home to the club’s future USL affiliate team. It will also house training facilities and fields for its first team and academy, as well as provide public space.

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