David Beckham's proposed MLS expansion team in Miami faces a continued challenge following the news that his latest proposed stadium site is now "off the table" because local officials do not feel that the targeted deep-water boat slip and Museum Park location is the right fit.
John Alschuler, Beckham’s real-estate adviser, met with Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and City Manager Daniel Alfonso on Tuesday morning. That is when Regalado and Alfonso put an end to the plans and left Alschuler and Beckham looking for different options. It is the second planned location for Alschuler and Beckham that has proved to be unfruitful.
The first proposed location was on the southwest corner of Port Miami.
“Our team’s going to pause,” Alschuler told the Miami Herald. “They’re going to consider all alternatives and look forward to constructive engagement.
“We respect the mayor’s decision, but we believe it would have been a great site — there was incredible passion in the community for it. I think it’s a disappointment and a lost opportunity for the city.”
Beckham had offered to pay $2 million to the city of Miami for rent at the proposed location. There is no word on a potential new location for Beckham's Miami club, but he will surely be hoping that his third attempt is his final one.