Beckham presses forward with Miami stadium bid

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MIAMI (AP) — Two months have passed since David Beckham announced his plans to start a Major League Soccer franchise in Miami. The plan has been almost universally accepted by every sector of the city.

What Beckham's star power has not been able to attract: agreement on where to put the stadium.

Beckham and his team have set their sights on the Port of Miami. Nearly every portion of the island has been developed, with one notable exception: The southwest corner with a spectacular Miami skyline view.

The chief opposition to the plan is the Miami Seaport Alliance, a coalition of business and political leaders including Royal Caribbean Cruises. The alliance contends a stadium will pose a threat to cruise and cargo operations — concerns Beckham's partners insist are unfounded.

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