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David Beckham unveils proposal for waterfront Miami football stadium

Published on Mar 25, 2014 6:25 AM

MIAMI (REUTERS) - A group led by English football star David Beckham unveiled plans on Monday, March 24, 2014, to build a 25,000-seat football stadium on Miami's waterfront for the Major League Soccer team he will own, but the proposal is already facing some opposition.

The open-air stadium would be built in an area known as PortMiami, which hosts the world's busiest cruise ship terminal. Long-term plans for the island port have never included the possibility of being home to a sports arena, port officials have said.

PortMiami Director Bill Johnson declined to comment on the stadium proposal.

Royal Caribbean Cruises, whose headquarters are located at the port, has expressed concern about the proposed stadium, citing traffic concerns and its own plans to develop the land the Beckham group hopes to lease for the stadium.

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