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David Beckham MLS Team Has Narrowed Miami Stadium Choices, Says Source

port of miami David Beckham MLS Team Has Narrowed Miami Stadium Choices, Says Source

This afternoon, I had a lengthy conversation with a well-placed source that indicated that following yesterday’s unanimous Miami-Dade County Commission vote, the ownership group of a potential Miami MLS franchise that is fronted by David Beckham could make an announcement before the end of December as to the group’s plans. This confirms the published reports we have seen elsewhere regarding the timeline for the announcement.

The group has narrowed its search for stadium locations to a few sites including:

Watson Island (Port of Miami),
Downtown Miami,
Midtown Miami,
Miami Beach and
possibly a location further west.

The Downtown location would be adjacent in some way to the American Airlines Arena. Several locations have been scouted in Midtown, an area which would be accessible via Interstate 95 to Miami Beach. Miami Beach, I am told is trickier but that a plot of land is potentially available close to the hot spots of South Beach.

What can be confirmed is that locations in southwest Miami-Dade and in Broward County have been eliminated. The speculation that a stadium would be built on the location of Tropical Park in Olympia Heights has no merit per my source. Stadium locations in Northeast Miami-Dade and Broward County will not be considered I am also advised.

Stay tuned to World Soccer Talk for the latest news regarding the Beckham MLS franchise in the coming days.


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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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