Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Beckham, MLS Announcement Wednesday
ESPN FC, February 4th, 2014 11:48AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  david beckham, los angeles galaxy, mls

MOST COMMENTED

David Beckham has used the option in his MLS contract to buy a league franchise at the majorly discounted price of $25 million, the Miami Herald and other news outlets are reporting. ESPN reports that Beckham wants to put an expansion team in Miami, but his plan hinges on a deal for a privately funded 25,000-capacity stadium. Apparently, the former LA Galaxy midfielder is eyeing a piece of county-owned land in the Port of Miami, which is close to the Miami Heat’s basketball arena as well as the Miami Beach hotel district.

Beckham’s team of potential investors includes longtime business partner Simon Fuller, South American billionaire Marcelo Claure, and, possibly, NBA star LeBron James, who plays for the Heat.

MLS earlier this week reported that Beckham and league commissioner Don Garber will appear in a news conference on Wednesday, presumably to reveal the Englishman’s plans. "Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber and David Beckham will make a significant announcement impacting the Miami community. They will be joined by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez," read an MLS statement regarding the news conference.

However, the AP reports that the stadium remains the key issue, and Beckham and his team of investors have spent the last two days trying to drum up support for the project. Apparently, there is an invitation-only reception Tuesday night at a concert hall. If funding for the stadium can be agreed, Beckham's team would likely enter the league in 2017.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Inzaghi: Milan Has Nothing to Lose Against Juve     
AC Milan on Saturday hosts Juventus in an early-season top-of-the-standings clash of Italian heavyweights. While Milan ...
London Wins Semis and Final of Euro 2020    
UEFA on Friday awarded Wembley Stadium in London as the venue for the semifinals and final ...
Prosecutor Calls for End to FIFA's Secrecy     
FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia on Friday said he wants more details published about corruption cases in ...
Pellegrini Defends Toure, Lampard     
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini defended Yaya Toure's performance against Bayern Munich during City's UEFA Champions ...
Mourinho Was 'Not Expecting' Lampard to Join Man City     
Jose Mourinho says he still has respect for Chelsea legend Frank Lampard even though he could ...
Mourinho: Relationship with Ronaldo 'Does Not Exist'    
Jose Mourinho says he no longer has any relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo now that he has ...
Arrests Mar Roma's UCL Win     
Police arrested three fans prior to AS Roma's UEFA Champions League opener against Russian side CSKA ...
Roma Players Warn City, Bayern Following Rout     
AS Roma's players said they are full of confidence following their 5-1 hammering of CSKA Moscow ...
Di Maria: "I Needed to Change My Life"    
In an interview with Perform, Manchester United forward Angel Di Maria says that he left Real ...
Drogba: "I'm Like a Diesel, I Need Time"    
Didier Drogba admits that he needs time to regain his fitness and confidence after squandering chances ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives