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David Beckham’s team goes back to the drawing board for MLS stadium location

More than five sites are in consideration

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After zeroing in on Overtown and considering Melreese golf course, David Beckham and his partners in Miami’s new MLS team are broadening their search for a stadium location.

“We’re actively looking at five or so sites,” MLS Miami partner Jorge Mas told the Miami Herald. “There are a handful of sites that are interesting.”

Mas declined to confirm individual sites, but the paper’s sources floated a few new locations that might be in the hunt. Besides Overtown and the golf course (both of which face opposition in the form of neighbor apprehension and a petition to save Melreese), possible sites under consideration include land at Hialeah Park and Casino, a Pepsi distribution center in Doral, and land near Jackson Memorial Hospital. The site is meant to accommodate more than just a stadium: Mas wants to include youth soccer fields and a “tech hub” as well.