That history, perhaps, led Beckham and associates to two conclusions: The stadium must be downtown, and the team must win.
The decision ultimately rests with the mayor and county commission. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has asked Beckham to consider an alternative site near the Heat’s arena. But he said he could potentially support a Port of Miami stadium.
“We want to be a positive for people,” Beckham said. “This part of America has not had a soccer team for quite a few years, and they deserve one.”