The Florida Roundup: Beckham Wants To Boldly Build Where No One Has Built Before

May 9, 2014

David Beckham told the Miami Herald editorial board that he wants to be ‘150 percent’ involved in his MLS team in Miami.
Credit C. M. Guerrero / El Nuevo Herald


In Miami, the debate over land for a Major League Soccer stadium now moves where there currently is no land -- a deep water boat slip next to the American Airlines Arena.

While the site doesn't have the same alliance of opponents -- unions, cruise lines and cargo carriers -- that opposed the PortMiami location, it comes with its own challenges.

And after years of corruption scandals, Broward County schools want $800 million to fix schools. The Broward County School Board will ask voters to approve a bond referendum to repair schools. Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie says if passed, the measure will cost property owners an average of $50 more per year.

Host Tom Hudson speaks with panelists Sean McCaughan of Curbed Miami, Dara Kam of News Service of Florida, Tim Padgett of WLRN-Miami Herald News, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times and Scott Travis of the Sun Sentinel.

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