Miami Beckham United secures stadium site

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David Beckham’s attempt to bring MLS to Miami has finally yielded a stadium site, reports Inside World Football.

An official announcement from the former Manchester United soccer star and his group revealed that, “Miami Beckham United has secured a stadium development site at 650 Northwest 8th Street in the City of Miami’s historic Overtown neighborhood.

“We intend to create an assemblage of private and county-controlled land totaling approximately 9 acres in Miami’s urban core, within walking distance of multiple public transit options and the up-and-coming Miami River District. The private properties, which comprise the majority of the land, are under contract and we intend to purchase the county land at fair market value pending approval of our site by the MLS Board of Governors.

“Construction of our venue will be privately financed and we will work with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to establish our club as an educational resource for the community. We will also engage nearby businesses and residents as we develop our stadium design and take steps to enhance the neighborhood.”

December 11, 2015

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