Beckham's Group Expected to Speak With Broward County Officials About Soccer Stadium

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    Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter said she expects to speak with someone from David Beckham's group Wednesday and hopes to set up a face-to-face meeting to discuss the possibility of  building a soccer stadium for Beckham's Major League Soccer team.

    The move comes after Beckham’s group was denied two prime locations in downtown Miami for a new soccer stadium. The group originally looked at a plot of land near the Port of Miami, but it was axed in favor of land next to the AmericanAirlines Arena.

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    The area near the AAA was rejected by the city of Miami after Miami-Dade County killed the Port of Miami project.

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    One area of land that might fit would be county-owned land near the BB&T Center, where the Florida Panthers play.

    "It would come down to whether or not the site meets Beckham's specifications," Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said in an email to NBC 6 last week. "If he wants waterfront property, we have plenty of that in Broward County as well. We're very willing to talk to him."

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