David Beckham's MLS ownership group identify site for proposed stadium.
July 27, 2015 A group led by former England captain, David Beckham is moving swiftly on with their plans to build a Miami stadium to house its Major League Soccer team. The stadium will be built on city-owned land next to the Miami Marlins baseball park. A spokesman for the Miami Beckham United group confirmed the new site, saying “we’re excited about sharing our plans with the city, county and community soon.”
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said at a press conference that he had spoken with one of Beckham’s partners, soccer fanatic, Bolivian-born billionaire and Sprint Corp chief executive Marcelo Claure. Claure told him the group had chosen the new site, which was once home of the city’s famous Orange Bowl stadium. The Orange bowl stadium was demolished in 2008 for the construction of the Marlins baseball park.
Beckham had announced that he would exercise his option to become the owner of a new MLS franchise in Miami in Feb. 2014 but struggled to find political support for a stadium plan.
He has said he wants to build a 20,000-seat stadium with $250 million in private financing and launch the team by 2018-2019.