DAVID BECKHAM’S MLS FRANCHISE GETS STADIUM SUPPORT

David Beckham’s plans to create a new Major League Soccer franchise have taken one step closer to realisation.

This week, the Miami-Dade County Commission approved a bill that allows the local authority to start identifying a potential site for a new stadium and begin negotiations with developers.

It is believed that Beckham is particularly keen on building a 25,000-seater stadium near PortMiami, although several sites are under consideration, including midtown Miami.

The former England captain is exercising a $25 million option he had in his MLS contract to start a new franchise. Beckham played for Preston North End, Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris St Germain before retiring from professional football in May.

Posted on 19/12/2013