June 06 2017 | Miami-Dade approves $9M land sale to Miami Beckham UnitedJune 7, 2017
David Beckham can jump into the next phase of his soccer franchise dream now that he has the land to build a stadium in Miami’s urban core.
On Tuesday, the Miami-Dade County Commission voted 9-4 to sell nearly 3 acres in Overtown to Miami Beckham United to complete an assemblage that also includes 6 privately owned acres the group paid $19 million for last year.
“Now is the time for MLS to move forward in helping us deliver the soccer club that Miami has been waiting for,” Miami Beckham said in a statement. “We look forward to working with the Miami community to bring our vision for the neighborhood to life.”
Beckham has the next 60 days to finalize a deal with MLS for his Miami franchise, which includes league approval of the stadium site, the ownership team and financing. “We need time,” Beckham attorney Neisen Kasdin told commissioners. “We now have control of the property, which is a critical element.