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David Beckham Scores Soccer Stadium Deal In Fort Lauderdale

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John McCall
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South Florida Sun Sentinel
Inter Miami CF owner David Beckham laughs during a press conference at Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Soccer legend David Beckham won an agreement from Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday night that virtually assures his Major League Soccer team a new stadium in time for the start of the season.

City commissioners unanimously embraced plans to transform the defunct Lockhart Stadium, off Commercial Boulevard and Northwest 12th Avenue, into a professional soccer center, reports the Sun Sentinel.

Beckham’s ultimate goal is to build his team’s home stadium in Miami, and to use the planned Fort Lauderdale stadium as a training hub for cultivating soccer talent. But for at least the first two seasons, starting next March, Beckham’s new Major League Soccer team, Inter Miami CF, will play in Fort Lauderdale.