Miami-Dade Commissioners Unanimously Vote to Start Negotiations for New Soccer Stadium

The vote gives David Beckham and his investors a better chance of bringing MLS soccer to the Magic City

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    David Beckham with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez

    Miami-Dade’s commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted to begin negotiations for a new soccer stadium, giving David Beckham and his investors a better chance of bringing Major League Soccer to the Magic City.

    Some were concerned about an idea from Beckham’s group to construct a venue on county land at PortMiami.

    “I don’t see the relation of a soccer stadium with the big boats and the big cargo that is coming from Panama,” The Miami Herald quoted chairwoman Rebeca Sosa as saying. “This will be detrimental in there.”

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    Sosa suggested they should look at other areas, but private land may cost more, the Herald reported.

    The stadium would be funded without county money, and the group would pay rent if it was built if it is built on public land, the Herald said.

    Beckham’s group and fans sat in on the meeting.