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Miami Freedom LLC

If more problems plague David Beckham’s bid to plant a professional soccer team in Miami, is it far-fetched to conclude that his club might eventually kick the ball permanently to Fort Lauderdale?

Beckham and his partners have been cultivating an international brand for the team, aiming to base the club in Miami — a city packed with international allure and diversity. But if Fort Lauderdale and its promoters were to play their cards right, observers say, it could convert a slim chance of becoming the team’s permanent home into reality.

Matias J. Ocner / Miami Herald

The Melreese golf course that could house David Beckham's soccer stadium will reopen, according to the City of Miami.

Pedro Portal / Miami Herald

News of soil contamination at a Miami golf course being eyed by David Beckham as a future soccer stadium is not "shockingly new," the county's chief environmental regulator said Wednesday.

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Miami City Manager Emilio Gonzalez ordered the closure of Melreese golf course, Miami’s only city-owned golf course, at the end of the day Tuesday, one day after an environmental analysis revealed high levels of arsenic and other pollutants in the soil where David Beckham plans to build a stadium to host his upcoming Major League Soccer team Inter Miami.

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The proposed site for a Major League Soccer stadium and mall in Miami is far more toxic than previously expected, with arsenic contamination levels reaching more than twice the legal limit and surface-level soil samples containing debris that poses a “physical hazard.”

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Rendering by EDSA / WLRN

With soccer coming to Fort Lauderdale again, residents have been giving their input for what they believe the Community Park at Lockhart Stadium should look like. 

About 30 people gathered at a community meeting Monday night were the first to see the drawings of the plans for the public park that will go next door to David Beckham's Fort Lauderdale MLS facility. (His team, Inter Miami CF, is  set to play its first two seasons there, starting March 2020.) 

Beckham Scores Key Victory After Voters Endorse Stadium Plan In Referendum

Nov 6, 2018
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Miami’s upcoming Major League Soccer team cleared a major hurdle Tuesday when voters endorsed plans to transform a city-owned golf course into a massive stadium and commercial complex.

Hector Gabino / El Nuevo Herald

Voters are facing a long ballot this general election – 105 different questions across the region.

 

City of Miami voters will be deciding on a few land-related deals. There’s the fate of David Beckham’s soccer stadium – whether to build the stadium on Miami’s only municipal golf course near the airport.

Pedro Portal / Miami Herald

David Beckham’s longtime fantasy of bringing Major League Soccer to Miami will have to wait another week for answers, after a contentious meeting before the city commission didn’t exactly go as planned.

Miami Freedom LLC

In the bid to build a soccer stadium and sports complex in Miami, developers have set their sites on a larger location: a city-owned municipal golf course next to Miami International Airport.

Miami Freedom LLC

David Beckham and his partners have released the first image of a proposed stadium complex and park that would replace a city-owned golf course near Miami International Airport and provide a home for a future Major League Soccer franchise.

David Beckham's Miami MLS Team Might Finally Have A Name

May 24, 2018
Carl Juste / Miami Herald

Could David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team finally have a name?

Nobody is saying yet, but according to an online search of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a company calling itself Miami Freedom LLC applied on May 17, 2018 to trademark the following four names: Miami Freedom Football Club, Miami Freedom United, Miami Freedom FC and Miami Freedom.

Overtown Community Members Weigh In Beckham's Soccer Stadium

May 18, 2017
Adrianne Gonzalez / WLRN News

David Beckham has been trying for more than three years to find a site to build a Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Miami. The end of his search seems near, as Miami-Dade county considers selling him a piece of land in Overtown. But residents of the area have mixed feelings about the plan, as evidenced Wednesday night at a community town hall. 

Miami Herald

Miamians from different communities came together to discuss soccer Thursday night. Even though some of those attending the town hall meeting were wearing Miami soccer gear they were not all talking about the first game to be played in the coming year.

They were there to hear the latest pitch from Beckham Group representative Timothy Leiweke.

Hector Gabino / El Nuevo Herald

Soccer star David Beckham's group announced new plans on Friday for a soccer stadium near downtown Miami.

Miami Beckham United confirmed that the group secured a contract to buy a site in Overtown near downtown Miami and the Miami River. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also issued a statement saying he signed a letter of intent to negotiate the sale.

The land is owned by the county's water and sewer department as well as private companies, which Beckham’s group has also approached about selling.