Miami Seaport Alliance
Soccer superstar David Beckham has lost support in the City of Miami for his plans to build a Major League Soccer stadium in Miami.
Former soccer star and possibly Miami Major League Soccer owner David Beckham was back in South Florida.
It’s been two months since the English soccer star hopped on a stage, his back to Miami’s sparkling Biscayne Bay, and announced plans to start a Major League Soccer franchise. The plan — and Beckham — have been almost universally accepted by every sector of the city.
While soccer superstar David Beckham eyes PortMiami for a possible Major League Soccer stadium, a group of Miami-Dade mayors have signed on against the plan.
Jim sits down with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez to discuss the county budget, whether the mayor supports a vote on increasing taxes to help county libraries, the proposed soccer stadium at the port, the status of stadium negotiations with the Dolphins’ Stephen Ross, and much more.
As soccer superstar David Beckham and his investors are still eyeing PortMiami for a possible soccer stadium, another group launched an ad campaign opposing it.
What was once quiet opposition to David Beckham’s dream of building a soccer stadium at Port Miami is now very public. The Miami Seaport Alliance, led by Royal Caribbean cruise lines, this week launched a campaign against major league soccer on the bay. The men leading the charge on both sides of this heated debate face off for the first time.
Amid all promise for Major League Soccer in Miami, in a stadium at PortMiami overlooking the bay and city, what was the once quiet opposition to the stadium plan has now gone very public.
Royal Caribbean Cruises is leading the charge against building a Major League Soccer stadium at PortMiami. The cruise company and its allies have formed a group called the “Miami Seaport Alliance” to oppose David Beckham group’s proposal for a new 25,000 open-air stadium on the port’s southwest corner.