It appears all but certain that David Beckham is going to start his own Major League Soccer franchise in Miami at some point in the near future. Last month, a report indicated that Beckham was in the process of working out a deal with MLS and could have his team playing games as early as 2015. One of the remaining unknowns is where the team will play its home games. According to the Sunday People, Beckham intends to build a stadium.
Beckham is reportedly looking to build a 75,000-seat venue that will be surrounded by shops and a hotel. The team will supposedly play its home games at Sun Life Stadium, the former home of the Miami Marlins, until the new stadium is completed.
“It’s such an exciting project, he has found some land and it’s pretty much all ready to go,” a source reportedly told the Sunday People. “It will be a special stadium, really up to date. Hopefully it will be used for concerts too. David wants it to be a real spectacle in Miami.”
That seems like an awful lot of seats for a soccer stadium in America.
Beckham, who was given the option of buying an MLS franchise at a discount price when he signed with the LA Galaxy, is currently in talks with potential sponsors to fund his new project. As we mentioned before, Miami was once the home of an MLS franchise that failed due to a lack of interest and poor attendance. It will be a challenge for Beckham to make it work, though he seems like he would be the perfect man for the job.
H/T SI Hot Clicks