Miami mayor says Beckham has new plan for MLS soccer stadium

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 17, 2015 12:35 PM

MIAMI (Reuters) - Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said on Friday a group led by former English soccer star David Beckham has confirmed plans to build a stadium near the city's downtown next to the Miami Marlins baseball park.

The Beckham group previously spurned the proposed site for the Major League Soccer franchise they announced in Miami last year.

One of Beckham's partners, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, tweeted that the group had "presented ... our intentions" for the new stadium to the mayor on Friday morning.

The Miami Beckham United group, which also includes "American Idol" creator, Simon Fuller, has been exploring stadium options for months and saw an earlier downtown waterfront site blocked by local business interests.

(Reporting by David Adams and Zachary Fagenson; Editing by Bill Trott)