Wenger Rails Against TV's Influence Smoke Cancels Mexico City NBA Game Tottenham Combats Fan Group MLB, NPB Reach Posting System Agreement Virgin To Enter Formula E Championship Rangers 'Rebels' Issue Charter Bankia Seeks Buyer For La Liga Valencia New Atlas Owner Eyeing Land Purchase New Jersey F1 Race Won't Happen In '14 Hull City Manager Asks Fans To End Row
Enter amount in full numerical value, without currency symbol or commas (ex: 3000000).
SBD Global/June 3, 2013/Franchises
David Beckham Tours Miami Stadiums, Says Prospect Of Owning MLS Team 'Exciting'
Published June 3, 2013
TAKING THE TOUR: The BBC reported Beckham also visited NFL Miami Dolphins' Sun Life stadium, which holds around 75,000 fans. Miami-Dade Sports Commission Exec Dir Jose Sotolongo was among those who met with Beckham and said that "there was plenty of support for a top-flight team in Miami." Sotolongo: "We know that our community can support not only the international soccer (friendlies) that have been coming to Miami for a while now, but that it would support an MLS franchise" (BBC, 6/2). The PA reported "no firm agreements are in place" for Beckham to buy an expansion franchise, and that "other cities are also being considered." Beckham "retains a strong affinity for the game" in the U.S. Florida does not currently have a team in MLS, after both the Tampa Bay Mutiny and the Miami Fusion "were cut from the league" in '01 as part of a restructuring exercise (PA, 6/2).