Miami-Dade mayor asks Beckham to consider new soccer stadium site

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The mayor of Miami-Dade County has asked David Beckham and his investors to consider a new site for their proposed soccer stadium.

The Miami Herald reports Mayor Carlos Gimenez sent a letter late Monday to Beckham’s real estate adviser asking the group to consider filling a massive boat slip downtown between Museum Park and AmericanAirlines Arena.

Beckham’s team has been pushing to build their Major League Soccer stadium at PortMiami. But the plan has provoked considerable backlash. An alliance led by Royal Caribbean Cruises says a stadium there would adversely affect cruise and cargo operations at the port.

Gimenez told the Miami Herald that PortMiami is still a possibility, as are other sites.

In a statement, Miami Beckham United said it would examine the feasibility of filling the slip.