Newspaper ad against Becks' plans for Miami arena
Published on Apr 16, 2014 2:06 PM
MIAMI (United States) - An alliance of shipping interests and a billionaire car dealer launched a newspaper advertisement on Monday protesting against retired English football star David Beckham's plans for an arena at the port of Miami.
They said that it threatens the city's plans to capitalise on the expansion of the Panama Canal.
"We cannot jeopardise well-paying jobs, like crane operators, longshore workers and mechanics, for low-paying stadium jobs, such as concession sales," the Miami Seaport Alliance said in a full-page advertisement that ran in the Miami Herald and its sister Spanish-language paper El Nuevo Herald.
The group is led by John Fox who has retired as Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's head of governmental affairs.
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