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Football: Cash boost for Beckham's Miami dream

Published on May 3, 2014 8:58 AM
 
David Beckham's dream stadium project for his new Major League Soccer team in Miami took another step on Friday toward becoming reality. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MIAMI (AFP) - David Beckham's dream stadium project for his new Major League Soccer team in Miami took another step on Friday toward becoming reality.

The Florida state legislature approved a bill that allows professional sports teams to receive up to US$2 million (S$2.5 million) in annual subsidies to build or renovate stadiums or infrastructure.

Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, must now enact the law.

Former England and Manchester United star Beckham reportedly travelled to the state capital Tallahassee to push the measure.

 
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