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Report: Miami Beckham United ready to move forward with Overtown site

Since the proposed Miami MLS expansion team led by David Beckham announced the addition of Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly, the cogs have started to turn for the long-stalled franchise.

After the addition of Boehly, the team finally closed its search for investors and is reportedly in good shape financially, reports the Miami Herald. The next step for the fledgling franchise would be completing the $10 million acquisition of stadium land in the Overtown district, a task heavily backed by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

“We’re ready to go. We’re waiting for the league to award the franchise,” said Gimenez. “We can get our part of the deal done within 30 days.”

The positive message from the Mayor and stabilization of the group’s financial situation bodes well for MLS’ 24th expansion franchise. With Los Angeles FC set to begin play in 2018, the door remains open for a 2019 Miami launch to even out the league’s odd-number situation.

9 comments
  • Marta In Miami

    Will be awesome!!! Took pics on site today see my tweets @oneworldonegoal SBI Mafia original member here! Can’t wait for our Fusion return and site is cool vibe off the River! Perfect for edgey glamourous Miami flavour! Vamos Miami !!!

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    • g_dub

      SBI mafia original here too. Miss the comments sections from back in the day. We need a throw back you write the caption yo.

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  • Mmv

    If you can get your part of the deal done in 30 days then f******just do it. Otherwise this, once again, sounds like a complete load of crap. I am so over this whole Miami thing. It’s my fault but every time I see “news” I look only to be hit with the same old talk.

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  • David k

    I was a fusion season ticket holder 99-01, and It seems like the same clusterfucky type of leadership this time around too.

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  • Marta In Miami

    Agree g_dub ! I remember you!!!

    Fusion season ticket holder above let’s hope it is much improved! Marcelo Claure is a great guy and successful businessman so fingers crossed! We just want to finish what the Fusion lads started as 2001 Supporters Shield Winners with a Championship!

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  • Prettypenguin

    As a native Miamian (Save me a pizza pastel!) who lives in PDX, I really want this to happen so I can see my fam and watch my Timbers on the same weekend.

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