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David Beckham's mission to bring a MLS franchise to Miami continues to be a roller-coaster affair, with the latest twist being Miami Beckham United looking at a different location entirely than the agreed upon site next to Marlins Park in Little Havana.
The Miami Herald reports Beckham's team is blaming private-property owners for the latest delay, as they're seeking "astronomical payments" while some property owners claim they have yet to receive an offer.
The team has been seeking a partnership with Miami-Dade schools to shield the stadium from property taxes but the school board's vote of approval is now on hold as time is dwindling. Then we have Miami Beckham United partner Tim Leiweke going on CBNC Tuesday discussing a potential new site.
"I think we have found a site," Leiweke said. "It's probably different than what people think we're doing, but we're going to know in the next several days."
The timing of all this is troubling because MBU has a meeting with Major League Soccer's Board of Governors scheduled for the first weekend of December to present the stadium details.
Will Major League Soccer ever make its way to Miami?
· David Beckham Plans for Little Havana Stadium in Question [Miami Herald]
· Beckham Near Miami Tax Deal With Schools Chief [ESPN FC]
· Miami Beckham United Coverage [Curbed Miami]