DAVID BECKHAM’S SECOND MIAMI STADIUM SITE REJECTED

David Beckham’s plans to build a stadium for his new Miami franchise have once again been rejected.

Beckham, who is attempting to launch a Major League Soccer club, had aimed to build a facility on a city waterfront.

But the site, next to the Miami Heat’s American Airlines Arena, has been rejected by the city. 

It follows last month’s setback when his preferred location of PortMiami was rejected by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. 

His business group, Beckham Miami United, has agreed to finance a $250 million stadium with a capacity of 20,000 spectators and will now pursue other options. 

The finalisation of a stadium deal is essential before the group can open a MLS club, which they hope to be ready to compete in time for the 2017 season. 

Posted on 11/06/2014