David Beckham unveils new Miami franchise stadium

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The first pictures of David Beckham's stunning new 25,000-capacity Miami stadium have been revealed today.

The former England star announced last month that he will launch a new MLS franchise, possibly in 2017, and confirmed plans to build a new privately-funded stadium.

Now the pictures of the venue, which is set to be located in the Port of Miami, that will host 17 home fixtures and other events such as concerts has been released.

Alongside the stadium cafes, restaurants and shops will also be built, creating a new destination for Miami residents according to David Beckham's team.

The Port of Miami is one of four locations being considered for the stadium, which will be the third-biggest in MLS alongside New York Red Bulls' Red Bull Arena.

Beckham plied his trade in MLS with LA Galaxy between 2007 and 2012 having joined from Real Madrid. His contract with the Galaxy included an option to become a franchise owner which he took up, MLS commissioner Don Garber confirmed at the launch in February.

Speaking then Beckham confirmed that he intended to build the stadium without using money from the taxpayer.

He said: "We don't want public funding. We want to fund the stadium ourselves."

"We can't build a stadium in two weeks. Once we have the right partners and investors we'll sit down with the city. The people of Miami deserve a stadium that they're proud of."

According to the Daily Mail, the 38-year-old has already set his sights on his first signing for the club - Barcelona midfielder Xavi, who played his part in the Catalan club's 4-3 win over rivals Real Madrid last night.

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