David Beckham Brings Major League Soccer Back to Miami
David Beckham has made good on his promise to bring Major League Soccer back to Miami. Earlier this week at an event held at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Beckham and his partners were awarded with an MLS franchise, making it official that MLS soccer would return to Miami. The team will begin play in 2020. Home games will be played at a temporary site until the permanent stadium is ready in 2021. The $200 million privately-funded stadium will seat 25,000 fans in an airy and open concept, with Overtown being the current site of construction. Jorge Mas – one of the team’s co-owners – said that there are plans to include a fan plaza outside the stadium, as well as a “March to the Match” along the Miami River – giving fans a unique fútbol experience in the heart of Miami.
The team’s name and colors will be unveiled in the coming months with input from fans. An upcoming social media campaign will invite fans to suggest the team name, colors, logo, and jersey design – giving Miamians control over the look of their new franchise.