The former LA Galaxy star has seen two stadium plans rejected over the past year but Beckham has reiterated once again that the plans to get Miami in MLS are very much on track, despite the delays.
We’re making some really good progress, some real positive progress, so at some point in the next couple of months there will be some announcements,” he told the BBC.
“Miami obviously doesn’t have a stadium at the moment, and we’ll continue to work hard on that. So it’s hard work, of course, but nothing in life is easy. We’re focusing on that and then we’ll announce it when ready.”Embed from Getty Images
Reports at the start of January revealed that a major announcement regarding the plans for Miami was to be revealed by the end of March. That still looks to be the case but hearing Beckham speak positively about the plans is obviously important along the way.
“I mean, delays are always frustrating, but to get it right, sometimes there are delays.
“We will get it right and it will happen. It’s taken a little bit longer than we thought. But it will happen,” he said with confidence.
Beckham was speaking from an event today announcing his extension as the UNICEF goodwill ambassador – a role he has filled for 10 years now.
Atlanta and Los Angeles FC are set to join the league in 2017 and with Don Garber’s plans to have 24 teams by the end of the decade still very much intact, we can expect to see Beckham’s Miami franchise playing sooner rather than later.
A date will be announced at some stage but for now the priority remains to find the team a home, even if that is a temporary one to get the club up and running.
When can we expect to see David Beckham’s Miami franchise in MLS?