David Beckham http://wlrn.org en David Beckham Wants To Talk To Broward County About Stadium http://wlrn.org/post/david-beckham-wants-talk-broward-county-about-stadium <p>David Beckham and his partners looking to build a Major League Soccer stadium still want to settle down with Miami-Dade County.</p><p>But while the two sides haggle over a site, the <em>Miami Herald</em> reports that Beckham's group may be interested in seeing someone else: Broward County. Broward officials said they expect to talk details with Beckham soon.</p><p>Beckham has no shortage of suitors. One Miami-Dade commissioner wants him to consider a Florida International University site. Florida Atlantic University in Palm Beach County has also shown interest in the team.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:06:22 +0000 John O'Connor 35017 at http://wlrn.org David Beckham Wants To Talk To Broward County About Stadium Beckham's Stadium Still Homeless: Major League Soccer Rejects Marlins Park Location http://wlrn.org/post/beckhams-stadium-still-homeless-major-league-soccer-rejects-marlins-park-location <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">David Beckham's stadium is yet to find a home in South Florida -- and Major League Soccer officials are kicking aside&nbsp;locations that aren't in downtown Miami.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:27:04 +0000 Selima Hussain 34080 at http://wlrn.org Beckham's Stadium Still Homeless: Major League Soccer Rejects Marlins Park Location The Florida Roundup: This Week In South Florida Sports http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-week-south-florida-sports <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:11:57 +0000 Elaine Chen 33881 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: This Week In South Florida Sports Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? http://wlrn.org/post/can-beckham-bend-it-boat-slip <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup: Former soccer star David Beckham's team presents a new plan for a stadium and park at a boat slip by the American Airlines Arena after their vision for a facility at Miami's Port faced fierce opposition.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez got into office by touting his opposition to Marlins Park. But this week he was all over in the news for deals with sports teams, including the Miami Heat and Dolphins. What’s changed?</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei & Elaine Chen 32831 at http://wlrn.org Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? See The Newest Beckham Stadium Drawings http://wlrn.org/post/see-newest-beckham-stadium-drawings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">David Beckham’s group unveiled new drawings Thursday for the proposed soccer stadium in Downtown Miami.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">The plan would fill in the boat slip between the AmericanAirlines Arena and Museum Park. The renderings included a public park with retail space that would be open all year.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">“This is what Museum Park can never be without this intervention: a grand sweep of abundant acreage along a great bay,” said John Alschuler, Beckham’s real-estate advisor.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:01:50 +0000 Sammy Mack 32791 at http://wlrn.org See The Newest Beckham Stadium Drawings Politifact Rates Beckham Stadium Opposition Group's Claim False http://wlrn.org/post/politifact-rates-beckham-stadium-opposition-groups-claim-false-0 <p>PolitiFact Florida has rated false an ad put out by a group opposing David Beckham's proposed soccer stadium in downtown Miami. The Miami Seaport Alliance claims the stadium would threaten PortMiami jobs.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:20:51 +0000 Julia Duba 32399 at http://wlrn.org Politifact Rates Beckham Stadium Opposition Group's Claim False The Florida Roundup: Beckham Wants To Boldly Build Where No One Has Built Before http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-beckham-wants-boldly-build-where-no-one-has-built <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 24px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">In Miami, the debate over land for a Major League Soccer stadium now moves where there currently is no land -- a deep water boat slip next to the American Airlines Arena.</span></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 15:26:51 +0000 Elaine Chen 32039 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Beckham Wants To Boldly Build Where No One Has Built Before May 9, 2014: David Beckham: MLS Won't Come To Miami Without Downtown Stadium http://wlrn.org/post/may-9-2014-david-beckham-mls-wont-come-miami-without-downtown-stadium <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 10:21:31 +0000 Marva Hinton 32049 at http://wlrn.org May 6, 2014: David Beckham And eMerge Americas Conference http://wlrn.org/post/may-6-2014-david-beckham-and-emerge-americas-conference <p>Today on&nbsp;WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:38:46 +0000 Marva Hinton 31885 at http://wlrn.org Mayor Gimenez proposes new location for Beckham's stadium http://wlrn.org/post/mayor-gimenez-proposes-new-location-beckhams-stadium <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos </span>Gimenez<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is proposing a new location for David Beckham’s soccer stadium, and it was on the radar six months ago.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a boat slip in downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay, between Museum Park and the AmericanAirlines Arena.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gimenez</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the boat slip location would fill in the land and create a pedestrian walkway on Biscayne Bay.</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 10:58:42 +0000 Julia Duba & Selima Hussain 31881 at http://wlrn.org Mayor Gimenez proposes new location for Beckham's stadium In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students Likely To Pass http://wlrn.org/post/state-tuition-undocumented-students-likely-pass <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Homestead resident Mayra Rubio was in the audience during President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address and was hoping to hear about reforms that could change her life. She was an undocumented immigrant, though she is now a recipient of deferred action from U.S. authorities. While the president's speech said little about immigration, the state legislature is poised to pass a bill that will allow state colleges and universities to treat undocumented immigrants similar to in-state students and pay a lower tuition rate.</span></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 13:57:15 +0000 Elaine Chen 31648 at http://wlrn.org In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students Likely To Pass Beckham Wants PortMiami http://wlrn.org/post/beckham-wants-portmiami <p>It’s official: David Beckham’s Major League Soccer group has announced it wants to build its stadium on the southwest corner of PortMiami. But there are concerns the road to complete the stadium in that location might be a bit congested.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With a view of the Miami skyline, the current conception of the stadium has about 24,000 seats. Which, for some downtown residents and port officials, equals cars -- a lot more cars.</span></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:12:31 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29738 at http://wlrn.org Beckham Wants PortMiami Why Beckham's Soccer Team Would Not Meet The Miami Fusion's Fate http://wlrn.org/post/why-beckhams-soccer-team-would-not-meet-miami-fusions-fate <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-25c315a5-bb48-8eff-b757-5d117f2d8faa"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Soccer brings people together around the world unlike any other sport. </span></span></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:02:33 +0000 Bernard Hacker 29152 at http://wlrn.org Why Beckham's Soccer Team Would Not Meet The Miami Fusion's Fate PHOTOS: Beckham Announces Soccer Franchise For Miami http://wlrn.org/post/photos-beckham-announces-soccer-franchise-miami <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Retired soccer superstar&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">David</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beckham announced Wednesday at the Perez Art Museum Miami that he will establish a Major League Soccer franchise in the city. After the sport folded in South Florida in 2001, Beckham will bring back a new team and a new stadium.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 03:58:52 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 27496 at http://wlrn.org PHOTOS: Beckham Announces Soccer Franchise For Miami Is There A Humane Way To Execute? http://wlrn.org/post/there-humane-way-execute <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though the legality of the death penalty is settled, the way that we do it is not. Several Florida death row inmates have filed suit to challenge the state’s use of a drug mix they say won’t prevent excruciating pain during the execution.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:31:34 +0000 Elaine Chen 23010 at http://wlrn.org Is There A Humane Way To Execute?