Report: Beckham and Miami One Step Closer

Report: Beckham and Miami One Step Closer

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 3, 2014
  • David Beckham, Miami Expansion, MLS Expansion

It appears that David Beckham and Miami will soon have a MLS team to call their own again.

The Miami Herald reported over the weekend that Beckham is exercising his clause to own a MLS franchise and a press conference has been called for this Wednesday with local officials and MLS commissioner Don Garber.

[quote]He is in negotiations with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the commission to lease county-owned land for a 25,000-seat stadium. His preferred site is a waterfront lot on the southwest corner of PortMiami.

MLS has not yet awarded Miami a team because a stadium plan is still pending, but all indications are a deal will be reached sometime in the next few months, at which point a Miami team could become a reality.[/quote]

The question will certainly be asked, but I would imagine this club will begin play in 2016 with 2017 being the second option if the stadium situation causes issues.