You can’t put a square peg in a round hole, but a county commissioner is trying to persuade David Beckham to build his soccer stadium in a place he has firmly rejected.
The grass-filled lot just west of Marlins Park is already a popular spot for locals to play soccer.
Major League Soccer doesn’t like the idea of building David Beckham’s Miami soccer stadium next to Marlins Park.
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.
Months after approving $20 million in tourism tax money to help build an $84 million soccer-specific stadium in downtown Orlando, several county officials that approved that funding say they were misled about the requirements Major League Soccer said were necessary to award to the city a franchise.
There could be a change of venue for the David Beckham’s proposed MLS stadium.
Miami Gardens may be the next site for a special 16-nation edition of soccer tournament Copa America in 2016.
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.
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.
The city of Miami Beach will host a town hall meeting Wednesday evening for residents to voice their opinions on the proposed Major League Soccer stadium.