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David Beckham's MLS plans gain momentum

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Beckham could be heading back to the states. (©GettyImages)
Beckham could be heading back to the states. (©GettyImages).

David Beckham's plans to start a new MLS franchise have progressed after the Miami county commissioners voted unanimously in favour for a new stadium to be built in the city, according to ESPN.

The new stadium will be privately funded, but as yet the exact location for the stadium has not been identified.

Concerns have previously been raised over one of the potential sites that is seen to be the favourite.

The site will be close to the Miami Heat basketball franchise as well as the Miami beach hotel district, which commissioners do not want to be disrupted because of the finances it brings to the city.

The land is also owned by Port Miami, which means that this has the potential for cargo ships and cruises to mix with fans.

As well as the current back to back NBA champions the city does boast other major professional franchises. 

The Miami Dolphins is the city's NFL franchise, and they've won the Superbowl twice and currently sit 2nd in the AFC East behind the New England Patriots.

The cities baseball side is the Miami Marlins who finished bottom of the National League east Division last season.

Finally Florida's Ice hockey team bases itself in the state capital but, like the baseball side, failed to make it out of their regional group.

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