David Beckham reveals new football stadium plans in Miami

David Beckham reveals new football stadium plans in Miami

A new goal

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David Beckham has revealed plans to base his Major League Soccer team in a 25,000-seat stadium located in a scenic Miami waterfront location

The former England captain, who retired last May, has made his desire clear to start a MLS Franchise with a stadium he plans to develop in a prime location at Port Miami. Beckham's architectural team explored 30 different sites around the city, before proposing that the stadium be developed next to the sea. "Miami is all about the water, all about the culture," said Beckham. "I don't think people see that enough."

David Beckham new stadium

Sports legend and fashion ambassador Beckham's franchise purchasing plans are believed to have been part of the package he negotiated when he joined LA Galaxy in 2007.

The star flew to Miami in support of the new venture, "so far, everything is very positive," he revealed, adding, "There'll be criticism. There'll be certain things that come up, but we're ready to handle everything that'll be thrown at us."

According to Beckham's property advisor, "The funding is in place. The goal is to have a team playing by 2016."

If Beckham's desired site for the stadium isn't approved, his investor group has other potential areas including a site near Miami International Airport, as well as a site at the Florida International University.

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