David Beckham Announces Miami Major League Soccer Team Plans
Becks plans to build a stadium in the sunshine state...
David Beckham has announced he’s planning on building a Major League Soccer stadium capable of seating 25,000 people in Miami.
The football star retired from the sport last year but back in February announced plans for a MLS franchise in the sunshine state. Today Becks clarified those plans with his stadium announcement.
The venue will be situated next to the water and near the Miami Heat basketball arena. "When people think of Miami, they immediately think about being near or on the water," he explained.
According to reports, Beckham was given the option to purchase a MSL franchise as part of his contract with California soccer team LA Galaxy, which he played for until 2012.
"So far, everything is very positive," David said of his plans. "There'll be criticism. There'll be certain things that come up, but we're ready to handle everything that'll be thrown at us."
"The important part for us is getting everybody on side, getting everybody to realise why we want to bring the team here, and why we want to have the stadium in a certain place."
The footballer – who has played for Paris St-German, Manchester United and England – aims to have a Miami team playing by 2016.