Inter Miami CF wants to achieve greatness in our Greater Miami community. The “Club of the People” aims to celebrate all that makes Miami the extraordinary place that it is. A multilingual and multicultural city unlike any other in the country; a place that looks to the future.
Not just another sports team, Inter Miami CF wants to set the new standard for how a professional sports club interacts with its city.
Name and Logo Reveal
The club had been officially confirmed as a member of Major League Soccer on January 29, 2019, at a ceremony held at the Knight Concert Hall at Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center in Downtown Miami.
Up until this time, the club had no official name, and was generally referred to as “Miami MLS.” From January 29, 2018, the club went by the placeholder name “Fútbol Miami” or “Fútbol Miami MLS.” The legal name of the club continued to be Miami Beckham United, LLC.
Declining to go the route of a traditional press conference, the name and logo of Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami was revealed in a unique, exciting way. Actually, it was carried out in three ways.
First, they commissioned local artist Alejandro Mijares to paint a mural on the side of a building in the city’s Brickell neighbourhood, at the corner of SW 8th Street and SW 1st Avenue. The mural was kept under wraps until 5:00 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
Second, the team had the front and back pages of the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald wrapped in pink and announcing the name and logo. As the paper was distributed, early morning readers were able to see the name and logo.
Third, the team allowed its supporters’ group, Southern Legion / Legión del Sur to be the first to announce the name and logo over social media channels beginning at 5:06 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, September 5, 2018:
Managing Owner Jorge Mas posted tweet at the same time as the supporters’ group announcement:
Then, Inter Miami CF posted its first tweet under its new name:
As the sun rose on a new day in Miami, further social media posts, including Twitter, were sent from the club and from its owners, explaining the name, logo and its symbolism.