The Real Deal Miami

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

Fails to score on three proposals
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.