David Beckham's Inter Miami to spend almost $1bn on new Florida stadium with rooftop bar

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David Beckham’s new Major League Soccer team Inter Miami has unveiled plans for a new $966 million (£751m) stadium.

The club have revealed artist’s impressions of their potential home in Florida, complete with both palm trees and a bar on the roof.

Posting on their official Instagram account, a number of pictures were made available to the public of the 26,000-seat arena, which the club hopes to be ready by 2022.

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This Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, photo shows the graded dirt surface where sod will be placed in November inside what will be the stadium for David Beckham’s Inter Miami MLS soccer team that opens its inaugural season in 2020 at the site of the former Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Tim Reynolds)
The site of the former Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, ahead of Inter Miami's debut season. (AP Photo/Tim Reynolds)

As they are scheduled to make their league debut next year, they will play at Lockhart - where old the Miami Fusion team played between 1998-2001. Building work is ongoing in a bid for the temporary stadium to be ready for 2020.

The Miami Herald reported that there are a number of construction issues which stem from arsenic contamination - at more than twice the legal limit - and hazardous debris in the soil.

As a result, more than 200 workers are on site for 12 hours a day, seven days a week in a bid to beat the deadline ahead of next MLS season.

“Organised chaos,” Inter Miami sporting director Paul McDonough told media of the new complex. “But we’ll be ready.”

Beckham already has an affiliation with MLS, having played for LA Galaxy between 2007-2013. The former England star moved to America following the conclusion of a spell at Real Madrid.

David Beckham poses signs autographs for young fans following to a press conference introducing him as the newest member of the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 13, 2007 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.
Beckham's arrival in the States caused a stir with thousands of fans turning out to his unveiling.
CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 01:  David Beckham #23 of Los Angeles Galaxy kicks a corner kick while taking on the Houston Dynamo in the 2012 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on December 1, 2012 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
In his six years at the club, he made 98 appearances and scored 18 goals. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

After joining for a fee believed to be £24.5m, the former Manchester United star made an impact on the major American league - with more than 5,000 fans turning up for his unveiling.

He was one of the first major signings which inspired more marquees to make the move to the USA towards the end of their careers, including Steven Gerrard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thierry Henry and Andrea Pirlo.

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