David Beckham and His Handsome Land in Miami as He Hints of Soccer Comeback
Beckham is interested in building a new Major Soccer League stadium on the downtown Miami waterfront, but he’s getting some resistance.
Beckham, who originally wanted to build the a new venue next to AmericanAirlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat, located on the city’s waterfront with a view of downtown Miami and a capacity for 25,000 fans, must make alternative plans after Miami-Dade County commissioners voted 11-1 against a new stadium on the publicly-owned plot of land.
“That location should be utilized as a port,” said billionaire car dealer and former Philadelphia Eagles owner Norman Braman, who is a member of the Miami Seaport Alliance. “Tourism and shipping is what the Port of Miami is for.”
David Beckham’s fans probably shouldn’t get too excited. Although the BBC published an article called, David Beckham hints he may resume career with Miami, the 39-year-old most likely won’t. Beckham retired last year after a 20-year career. If he were to play again for Miami, which he’s aiming to start as an expansion MLS team by 2016 or 2017, he’d be in his early 40s.
“Now I go to watch a basketball game and, when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, it gives me that itch again and I want to be back in the game and I start thinking to myself ‘Could I play again? Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again? … There’s never been a player-owner but maybe?”
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