More good news for David Beckham’s long-delayed Major League Soccer project.
Miami voters have given a big bump to Inter Miami CF’s Freedom Park project, which includes a 25,000 seat soccer stadium, shopping mall, and hotel.
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Voters on Tuesday agreed to allow Beckham and his partners to skip competitive bidding and negotiate directly with the city on a 99-year lease to convert a 73-acre (30-hectare) golf course into the soccer complex.
Inter Miami has been linked with managers like Zinedine Zidane and players as high profile as Antoine Griezmann and Cristiano Ronaldo, but has faced an uphill fight to get its stadium in the face of a country club’s lawsuit.
The Melreese Country Club has a golf course near the stadium site, and was not too happy with Beckham’s plans to bring more traffic to the area.