FAU Trying to Lure David Beckham's MLS Team to Boca Raton

Palm Beach County hopes to attract soccer star's new team by offering Boca Raton stadium location.

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    David Beckham attends a press conference to announce their plans to launch a new Major League Soccer franchise at PAMM Art Museum on February 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)

    Stumbles in efforts to find David Beckham a site for his proposed Major League Soccer franchise have some hoping he'll look north.

    The Palm Beach County Sports Commission concedes luring Beckham out of Miami is "an extreme long shot" but they're airing the possibility anyway. Florida Atlantic University has reached out to the English soccer legend's advisers about using its 30,000-seat stadium in Boca Raton.

    The executive director of the county sports promotion agency, George Linley, tells The Palm Beach Post that if Beckham would give him "the time of day, I think I could sell him on it."

    Proposals for a stadium near the Miami port and the American Airlines Arena have met opposition from county commissioners. Beckham's advisers have said they'll take time to consider other options.

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