Recapping Beckham’s Journey to Bring MLS to Miami

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Reports emerge that international soccer star David Beckham is considering building a soccer stadium in Miami, potentially bringing Major League Soccer to the Magic City.
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Beckham officially announces he’s chosen Miami for his MLS franchise and that he plans to build a soccer stadium in Miami.
Miami Beckham United proposes a site for the stadium near Port Miami and the AmericanAirlines Arena.
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The plan to build the stadium near Port Miami and the AmericanAirlines Arena is scrapped after Mayor Tomas Regaldo said the land is earmarked for port expansion only. The proposed plan also runs into problems with the cruise industry.
Beckham meets with Miami-Dade County commissioners to discuss the possibility of a stadium site that would be created by filling a large boat slip between Museum Park and the AmericanAirlines Arena.
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Plans to build the stadium on the boat slip next to the AmericanAirlines Arena falter after Mayor Regalado and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez deem the area an “inappropriate location for a soccer stadium.” The move was a swift change from what Gimenez said in May 2014 about building a soccer stadium on the FEC slip.
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About a year after Beckham’s original announcement, the Miami-Dade County Commission proposes FIU’s stadium as the MLS team’s temporary home.
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Beckham and University of Miami president Donna Shalala talk about partnering on a stadium for both soccer and football. Mayor Carlos Gimenez encourages the potential partnership, but nothing is finalized.
The Beckham Group and the City of Miami reportedly reach an agreement to build the stadium at the preferred site next to Marlins Park, formerly the Orange Bowl.
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The plan to build a stadium at Marlins Park is abandoned.
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Beckham's group reportedly closes in on a deal that would bring a stadium to Overtown.
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Miami Beckham United buys land to build a $200 million, 25,000 seat stadium in Overtown– a purchase that has been met with efforts by local residents and businessmen to block future construction.
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Miami-Dade County approves a sale of the final piece of land needed for the stadium.
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Reports emerge that David Beckham will announce the investment group has finalized a deal to bring an expansion team to the Miami.
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