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

miami-mls-scarf

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.

[relatedlinks]

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.