Beckham finds site to build MLS team base in Miami

Miami, Sep 10 (IANS) Former England football captain David Beckham has identified a property site to build a base for his proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) team here.

Beckham was in the search for a suitable site to make his team’s base for a long time, reported bbc.com on Wednesday.

He is now planning to build the camp on the site where professional American football team Miami Dolphins’ home ground once was, which was demolished in 2008.

The site is adjacent to the stadium used by professional baseball team Miami Marlins.

“We are as confident as we have ever been that we can move this forward,” MLS chief Don Garber was quoted as saying by bbc.com.

Beckham was given the right to own a MLS team as a part of his deal when he joined team Los Angeles Galaxy as a footballer in 2007. Beckham, now 40, retired from football in 2013.

“He has been trying very hard to get a stadium built. There has been a lot more progress lately than in the last 12 to 15 months. We have to finalise a whole bunch of deals with the city and the landowners but the site has been selected,” said Garber.

“David has been out of MLS for many years now but we still talk about him,” he said.

“He is a big part of our history. MLS wouldn’t be what it is today if he hadn’t decided to come in 2007.”

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