Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beckham´s Miami franchise finally gets stadium site

SoccerNews in MLS 17 Jul 2015

2 Views

David Beckham’s plans to lead an MLS franchise in Miami have been boosted by long-awaited firm plans for a stadium to home the team.

A group led by the former England captain has reached an agreement with the city to build a 25,000-seater arena next to Marlins Park, home of the city’s baseball team, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado announced on Friday.

That deal should secure an MLS expansion team for the city, which will likely take to the league in 2018.

“This is a milestone,” Regalado said at a news conference.

MLS currently fields 20 teams and is set to add a second Los Angeles franchise and teams in Atlanta and Minneapolis in the next three years. 

The league awarded a franchise to Miami in February 2014 with hopes it would begin play in 2016 – assuming a stadium site could be secured. That has proven more difficult than Beckham had hoped, as multiple proposed locations have been rejected.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top