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.
The group, led by Royal Caribbean Cruises, put out television and radio ads claiming that building a soccer stadium near PortMiami would threaten 207,000 port jobs.
That number comes from a 2012 report, before the stadium was proposed.
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.
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.
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.
But David Beckham’s real-estate advisor John Alschuler hoped to quell some of those concerns at a press conference Monday.
Soccer brings people together around the world unlike any other sport.
I grew up in England playing it for fun. Since I was young, I found the game gave me something in common with people from different places. When talking to someone from Holland or Argentina, it helped to break down the language barrier and learn about different cultures.
Everyone has an opinion when it comes to Ronaldo or Messi.
David Beckham, center, poses with Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber, left, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez at a press conference at Perez Art Museum to announce his interest in creating an MLS team in Miami.
International soccer star David Beckham says the only thing keeping pro soccer from Miami is a stadium. That is indeed a challenge. While Beckham has said he doesn’t want “public funding,” his group has hired a Tallahassee lobbyist to pursue to a sales-tax subsidy, and it’s unclear if he’ll pay market rate for any public site.
Retired soccer superstar David 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.
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.
David Beckham continues to target Miami for an expansion Major League Soccer team, and talks with investors are “looking very promising,” according to two sources close to the negotiations. But nothing is final, according to a Beckham spokesman and MLS sources.
“We are not ready to announce anything yet, but Miami remains a strong option for us,” said a statement from Beckham’s management group. An Associated Press report out of London on Tuesday saying Beckham had chosen Miami for his MLS team sent local fans and media into a frenzy. But the celebrations were premature.
Last week the attention of the international soccer world was focused on Miami Gardens. Sun Life Stadium hosted the final four matches of the Guinness International Champions Cup, including the championship match in which Real Madrid defeated Chelsea (3-1).
Organizers called it a “perfect-storm” tournament final -- top teams with huge fan bases and international star power, playing for a trophy with a high-profile coaching saga at the center of the match.
On The Florida Roundup: From the ball fields of South Dade to Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez fights to stay in baseball. Major League Baseball suspended him for more than a season for using performance-enhancing drugs.
We speak to Julie Brown of the Miami Herald about the Coral Gables anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis, that is at the center of the MLB scandal. Also joining us will be Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times, who broke the story about the clinic, which supplied drugs to not just MLB players but also college and high school athletes as well.