Soccer icon David Beckham’s plan to build a Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Miami got the seal of approval from MLS governors this past weekend.
Following several failures to find a home, the new stadium will now be built on the western edge of Overtown.
It was the Beckham team’s fourth attempt to buy a suitable Miami site.
The former Manchester United midfielder hopes to turn Miami Beckham United into a super-club with the financial clout of Manchester City and Paris St-Germain and aims to attract the world’s top players.
Meanwhile, the MLS board has said it supports expansion of the league to 28 clubs. MLS, however, opened a further avenue for Beckham’s consortium if they are unable to meet the 2020 expansion plans with a desire to further expand the league to 28 teams.
The league’s current plans are to expand from 20 to 24 teams by 2020.