The Real Deal Miami

No new stadium plans after officials won’t bend for Beckham

Fails to score on three proposals

December 18, 2014 11:15AM

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PortMiami and David Beckham

PortMiami and David Beckham

It appears David Beckham’s plans to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Miami are on hold after several potential stadium sites were rejected by officials.

The former Manchester United Star misfired on two sites when Miami-Dade commissioners refused to relocate a PortMiami fuel-spill facility in favor of a stadium, according to a published report.

And the normally accurate shooter scored an own-goal when his design plans for a $250 million, 20,000-seat stadium between Museum Park and AmericanAirlines Arena — a site suggested by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez — were also rejected, the South Florida Business Journal reported.

The England international — who scored 115 goals for his country — has been silent on his plans after Major League Soccer booted a proposed site near Marlins Park because it was too far from Miami’s urban core and despite overtures from Broward County to build a stadium there, the publication reported. [South Florida Business Journal] — William J. Gorta

  • KG18

    Huh? What? Beckham played that many times for his country…. No one has!!! On top of it he was never a big time goal scorer!! He was known for his crossed to set up other players – and his free kicks. He was not known as a goal scorer.

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