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6:58 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Mayor Gimenez proposes new location for Beckham's stadium

A rendering of Beckham's proposed stadium.
A rendering of Beckham's proposed stadium.
Credit Miami Beckham United

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is proposing a new location for David Beckham’s soccer stadium, and it was on the radar six months ago.

It’s a boat slip in downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay, between Museum Park and the AmericanAirlines Arena. Gimenez says the boat slip location would fill in the land and create a pedestrian walkway on Biscayne Bay.

The location had previously raised environmental issues between officials. But Gimenez said that because the boat slip is manmade, he had gotten the okay from environmental groups.

PortMiami has been Beckham’s first choice, although critics have said it would create more traffic for the downtown area.

Beckham’s group says it will examine the boat slip as a possible location for the soccer stadium. 

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