David Beckham, center, and his quest to build a stadium at PortMiami are being met with opposition. (Lynne Sladky/AP)
David Beckham's quest to build a soccer-specific stadium at the Miami seaport for his MLS expansion team is not being welcomed by his prospective neighbors.
Royal Caribbean and its allies at PortMiami have continued to go on the offensive to voice their opposition to Beckham and his ownership group building a stadium at the sought-after location. After taking out a full-page ad in the Miami Herald a couple of weeks ago, the Miami Seaport Alliance released a YouTube video on Friday to hammer home its point -- that a stadium at PortMiami won't fly.
Using the new Miami Marlins baseball stadium as a reference point, the ad implores decision makers to not make another stadium mistake in Southern Florida, beginning its statement by issuing the warning, "Before we get stuck with another stadium deal here in Miami..."
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The video is released the day that MLS commissioner Don Garber reiterated to the Associated Press Sports Editors at his annual roundtable that a stadium deal is essential in Miami and that as for Beckham's ownership option in MLS:
"There's not a specific timetable in terms of days or weeks of months. But David has exercised his option. He has a period of time in which to finalize an ownership group, round out his ownership group and finalize a site, and we can't let that option hang out forever.''
Watch the new ad below:
NEWCOMB: Flashy renderings for Beckham's proposed PortMiami stadium