With the FIFA World Cup games officially starting, more than 250 of Miami’s power brokers faced off in support of the Special Olympics as Paramount Miami Worldcenter played host to a World Cup kickoff bash on Wednesday, June 13.
Event-goers enjoyed cocktails and canapés from around the world, each representing a different participating country in the games. From Moscow Mules to Peruvian ceviche, Spanish croquettes and French macaroons, guests were transported around the globe while vying for their chance to score a winning goal.
Dozens of brokers faced off against the pro goalie and players on-hand as they took their shot at kicking a goal into the net as Paramount Miami Worldcenter offered to make a donation to the Special Olympics for each winning goal.
As Miami’s only condominium with its own soccer field, Paramount is kicking up the amenity stakes and counts at least six professional soccer players who already have purchased residences in the tower. The three known soccer pros play for the Turkish, Colombian, and Cameroon national teams.
“As Miami is home to so many soccer stars and fans, we’re excited to kick off the World Cup action at Paramount Miami Worldcenter,” said developer Dan Kodsi. “With Major League Soccer coming soon to Miami and now in the running to host the games in 2026, the city’s interest in soccer is at an all-time high.”
Peggy Fucci, CEO of OneWorld Properties, the exclusive sales brokerage for the project, added, “We have buyers from each of the countries participating in the World Cup and we’re thrilled to celebrate the start of the games.”
Continuing the World Cup festivities, Paramount Miami Worldcenter will welcome guests throughout the games for watch parties to view the matches on the sales gallery’s oversized 760-square-foot digital screen.
Paramount, located inside the massive Miami Worldcenter project in the heart of downtown Miami, is more than 70 percent sold with $400 million in sales of the 500-plus city and bay view residences. Units in the 60-story tower range in size from 1,180 to 2,350 square feet, with prices starting at $750,000. It has more than 50 nationalities represented among its buyer pool.
Construction crews from general contractor of record, CoastalTishman, already have reached the 52nd floor of vertical construction and Paramount is on course for building completion in spring 2019.
The only residential tower currently for sale within the massive 27-acre mixed-use Miami Worldcenter site, Paramount has made international headlines with its Upper Deck, which will debut as the largest amenity deck in the U.S., spanning 90 feet above downtown Miami featuring an extraordinary array of action-packed amenities that includes the country’s first outdoor soccer field to be featured in a high-rise residential development; two tennis courts; multiple resort-style pools; lush parks and spa baths among others.
Located in the heart of Miami’s downtown at the crossroads of culture, entertainment, art and fine dining, residents will enjoy an unparalleled location just an elevator ride away from Miami’s waterfront and most celebrated cultural and entertainment landmarks such as the Adrienne Arsht Center, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, and the American Airlines Arena.
Also within Miami Worldcenter is the nearby proposed Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter Hotel and Expo and Brightlines’ Miami Central Station, which will allow residents direct service to Orlando in three hours, as well as connectivity to the Metro Mover and nearby Miami International Airport.
For additional information about Paramount Miami Worldcenter, call 855-756-0123, see www.paramountmiami.com or visit the sales center at 1010 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132.