Voters likely to decide fate of Beckham stadium

Miami /
May.May 15, 2014 10:30 AM

David Beckham’s effort to bring Major League Soccer to Miami is approaching the one-year mark, and the latest development with the campaign suggests a resolution could still be six months away.

The mayors of the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County both say voter referendums would be likely if Beckham’s investment group targets stadium sites in their jurisdiction. Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado definitely plans to have a referendum if the group opts to fill the city-owned Florida East Coast Railway slip along Biscayne Boulevard and build a stadium there.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is also leaning towards letting voters decide on a stadium at PortMiami – if Beckham’s team prefers that site.

“I know that there are a lot of commissioners that would like that,” Gimenez told the Miami Herald. “I think that, at the end, the people’s voice should be heard.”

The earliest a public vote could be held is this August, but November is a more realistic possibility. [Miami Herald]Eric Kalis


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