Miami voters give Beckham approval to negotiate stadium deal for MLS club

  • Inter Miami looking to build complex on public golf course
  • Beckham’s group will now negotiate deal with city

David Beckham’s long-planned stadium deal is closer to reality. Miami voters gave city officials permission on Tuesday to negotiate a no-bid lease deal with Beckham‘s group, which wants to build a Major League Soccer complex on what has been a public golf course. Beckham’s group is also planning to have a hotel and retail space on the land, in return for guaranteeing the city about $3.6m in rent annually.

It’s not a done deal, however. Now the former England captain and his partners must negotiate the terms with city officials for the 25,000-seat stadium and discuss plans for transforming the rest of what is now the Melreese Country Club into a 58-acre public park.

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