David Beckham's Miami soccer stadium faces legal hurdle

David Beckham plans to build a soccer stadium in an area which was deeded to Miami-Dade county on the condition that it be used only for port purposes, and if not used then the property is reverted to the city of Miami.

updated: April 04, 2014 09:18 IST
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Miami: David Beckham's plans to build a soccer stadium in the southwest corner of Miami face legal obstacles because the city deeded that land to Miami-Dade county more than two decades ago on condition it be exclusively used for port purposes, Mayor Tomas Regalado said.

"The clause is very specific and very clear from a legal standpoint. It says that if the port's lands are not used for port purposes then property reverts to the city of Miami," the Miami mayor said.

Regalado said that while he has no intention of going to the courts "and starting litigation", the city of Miami wants "to be part of that conversation".

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