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Miami rejects David Beckham's waterfront football stadium

Published on Jun 11, 2014 6:47 AM
 
Former England football player David Beckham attends an event to launch the United for Wildlife campaign on June 9, 2014. Beckham's bid for a Major League Soccer team suffered a setback on Tuesday when the city of Miami rejected his plan to build a downtown waterfront stadium. -- PHOTO: AFP 

MIAMI (REUTERS) – David Beckham's bid for a Major League Soccer team suffered a setback on Tuesday when the city of Miami rejected his plan to build a downtown waterfront stadium on a site next to the Miami Heat basketball arena.

Beckham's business group, Beckham Miami United, issued a statement saying city officials determined the proposed site was an “inappropriate location.”

The statement said Beckham's group would “spend the coming months weighing alternatives.”

Beckham has spent the last few months exploring the creation of a football franchise in Miami and stressed the importance of a downtown stadium location. It was the second waterfront site proposed by Beckham's group to run into local resistance.

 
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