MIAMI NEWS: David Beckham was approved for a Soccer team – Major League SoccerDecember 19, 2013
Tuesday, December 17th 2013:
In a unanimous vote after heaping praise on soccer as a sport and as an investor, commissioners gave the go-ahead for Mayor Carlos Gimenez to begin negotiations on a new privately funded soccer stadium.
Hisby Beckham’s investment group to build a stadium on county-owned land at PortMiami.
The group has identified the site, on the southwest corner of the seaport across from Bayside Marketplace, as its top choice. It is focusing on downtown Miami locations, citing MLS’ success in other cities drawing spectators to stadiums in urban centers near mass transit.
The resolution requires that the stadium be privately funded — or at least, without county dollars — and pay rent if it is located on public land.