Beckham suffers fresh blow to Miami stadium plans
Published on May 21, 2014 6:31 AM
MIAMI (AFP) - David Beckham's hopes of seeing his new Miami football team play at a prime spot at the port of Miami were on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, all but blown out of the water in a major setback for the former Manchester United idol.
The former Real Madrid and England midfielder wants to build a US$250 million (S$313 million) state-of-the-art open-air stadium with 25,000 seats for his recently acquired Major League Soccer (MLS) team.
His preferred site, at PortMiami, would have spectacular sweeping views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami.
But shipping interests and local authorities have opposed the proposal, fearing it will disrupt port operations.
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