David Beckham’s MLS team named Inter Miami, still lacks stadium


Soccer fan Cesar Molero holds up a scarf during a special meeting of the Miami City Commission for a Major League Soccer stadium and commercial development proposed by David Beckham and partner Jorge Mas, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

LONDON — David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team will be called Inter Miami.

The former Manchester United midfielder wants the club to start playing in 2020 but it lacks a stadium after years trying to find a site in Miami.

The club’s full name is "Club Internacional de Futbol Miami."

Beckham says it "celebrates the incredible energy of one of the most exciting cities in the world — one that is diverse, passionate and ambitious — a city that has welcomed me and so many others, so warmly."

But it will be up to Miami voters to decide in a referendum later this year whether back plans for a 25,000-seat stadium on city land now occupied by a golf course.


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