Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has proposed a new site for a stadium for David Beckhamâ€™s MLS expansion franchise.
Beckham and his partners have had a site at PortMiami in mind for a brand new development which will house the Miami soccer team that begins MLS play in 2017.
However, an alliance organised by Royal Caribbean Cruises is against the addition of a sports stadium on the waterfront as it would negatively affect cruise and cargo operations.
According to the Miami Herald, Mayor Gimenez has suggested that the Beckham group consider a site downtown, situated between Museum Park and AmericanAirlines Arena.
â€śDowntown Miami will greatly benefit from the creation of a grand waterfront park that will serve to bring our urban core closer to the water, providing a magnificent bay front walk along Biscayne Bay,â€ť Gimenez wrote in a to Beckhamâ€™s real estate adviser John Alschuler.
The area, known as Parcel B, has certainly attracted the attention of Beckhamâ€™s right-hand man Alschuler.
â€śThe mayorâ€™s willingness to add Parcel B to the discussion is a fundamental change because it means the park would be larger and arguably better, because it has a greater percentage of bayfront property,â€ť Alschuler said.
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