For many years, there was conventional wisdom that star players would never want to leave Europe for a career in the United States. Miami was no exception. However, David Beckham was one of those who did not doubt the city`s future success. His desire and sense of purpose can resurrect soccer in Miami.
Unfortunately, it was not so simple. Beckham started his project in 2014. First, he needed a franchise from MLS. Beckham could receive it provided that he could resolve the problem with the stadium. In short, he had to build a new one in Miami. The stadium turned out to be a real problem.
Investors Masayoshi Son and brothers Jorge and José Mas gave him a hand in 2017, having joined the board. The brothers played a crucial role, since being important figures in local political life. Therefore, the question was resolved.
Inter Miami will move to its Miami Freedom Park stadium in 2022. 22,000 spectators will have an opportunity to cheer for their team.
However, until then, Inter Miami will play at the renewed Lockhart Stadium. Interestingly, that Inter Miami CF`s home debut was postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic.
“For me, success is when Inter will play in its stadium, in its home-town. I would like to win some awards. The fact that we have already done something for it, resurrected soccer in Miami is already a success,” says Beckham.
Inter Miami lost twice in the MLS when playing debuts matches, but it was only the beginning of the club’s history. Meanwhile, the star Englishman declares the desire to bring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to his club. To sum it up, whether it will happen is only a matter of time
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