In a press conference that was light on specifics and included the mayor of Miami-Dade County calling David Beckham "Mr. Beckman," the retired LA Galaxy and Manchester United star announced his long-rumored plan to bring a new MLS club to Miami. Beckham was joined by MLS commissioner Don Garber and Mayor Carlos Gimenez in making the announcement that left a lot of questions unanswered.
As part of the deal that brought Beckham to MLS as a player in 2007, he was able to become the league's first former player to become an owner for a cut-rate expansion fee of $25 million. The two clubs that will begin play in 2015, Orlando City SC and New York City FC paid expansion fees of $70 million and $100 million respectively.
The biggest cheer at the Perez Art Museum Miami came when Beckham said that his group (of which he is the managing partner) will not seek public funding for the downtown stadium that they plan to build for the new club. According to the Miami Herald, the preferred site is onRead More »from David Beckham announces vague plan to bring new MLS club to Miami