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David Beckham

Beckham to Miami mayor: Soccer stadium next to Marlins Park can be 'world-class'

David Beckham wants a "world-class stadium" next to Marlins Park, formally abandoning past reservations about the area and launching the latest chapter in Major League Soccer's quest to bring a franchise to the city. In a letter to Mayor Tomas Regalado on Wednesday, Beckham and partners Marcelo Claure and Simon Fuller embraced the location next to Marlins Park, which Fuller once described as "spiritually tainted" from the Marlins' 2009 stadium-financing deal. Beckham's group pledged to build their stadium with private dollars, but hope Miami can provide it the land. "We have done a considerable amount of work to understand the requirements of the...