David Beckham’s MLS dream under threat as deal for Miami stadium in doubt

DAVID BECKHAM’S business partner fears his MLS dream could be shattered by the lack of a stadium deal. The former England international is part of an ownership group attempting to start a Miami franchise for the USA league but have so far struggled.

 There are fears David Beckham's Miami MLS franchise could be scuppered

But the Beckham group chief negotiator, Tim Leiweke, has revealed his concerns for the entire project as a deal has not been done for a stadium. Leiweke said: “I hope it gets done, but it’s not done. “I have my fears as to whether it’s going to get done, because things like this drag on this long that’s always tough on a process. “But for David I hope he lands somewhere.”

 David Beckham announced he wanted to start a Miami team in 2014


MLS commissioner Don Garber has insisted that Beckham’s group must have a viable option for a stadium before being awarded a franchise. There was some headway made as they won a court battle to purchase land for a 25,000-seater stadium.

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The current site is Beckham’s fourth site to try and get a ground since Beckham announced he was triggering his option to buy a franchise. Leiweke added: “It would be unfortunate for the league to not honour the job he [Beckham] did and the decision he made.

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