The player wants to build in an area that greatly undermine access to the port city, which has against authorities and entrepreneurs
The dream of the star David Beckham
has been postponed. If you have not died. The football stadium has wanted to build in South Florida seems, this year end, just a mirage. Although the mayor of Miami Dade, Carlos Giménez, was cleared and in December 2013 appeared elated alongside Beckham to promote the creation of a local football club, the fact is that the political world and the National Football League are not very happy with the idea and seems to have relegated to oblivion.
The idea of British football star was to build a stadium on the seafront in the heart of Miami. But from the beginning, both the authorities of the port of Miami, as the mayors of Miami Beach and generality of employers opposed. The stadium, as Beckham wanted to build it, go to overshadow the mighty cruise tourism industry, one of the main sources of employment in South Florida as it was planned to build it in an area of greatly undermine access to the port of Miami.
Furthermore, although the land belongs to the county, not the city, it is certain that the building rights are owned by the city and Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, has never liked the idea.
Regalado has reason to oppose the stadium. The experience gives reason, when about seven years ago, another sports equipment, baseball `Marlin Florida´, to build their own stadium. At first everything was great, they promised that private capital would be in charge of everything but the truth is that when the mayor peered contract, bitterly discovered that played taxpayers take the lion´s share of the expenses.
The draft Beckham has always been sold as a fully borne by private capital initiative. But a year later and has managed to attract enough capital nor anyone in South Florida, with the capacity to take the risk, he wants to do. It´s not for lack of public, since the large Hispanic and Latino community is a fan of football. Beckham not only remains committed to build the stadium near the sea and not go inland as proposed.
"The truth I do not know who advised him. But people in Miami is still very upset with the scandal of the Marlins. Moreover, Beckham is not really as popular here as he expected," he explained Antonio Olivares ELMUNDO.es a real estate entrepreneur who opposes the stadium as it stands. "For me the best option is to get him closer to the highways in full land, because it would facilitate the uptake of the public. But Beckham seems more interested in the glamor that the convenience of the public," he explained.
A stadium in the heart of Miami created, on game days, one huge headache to local authorities by the volume of traffic generated. Therefore, they have consistently opposed the choices people Beckham has presented them. In the last three months, the organization `Miami United´ Beckham has presented two proposals for change of venue. Both were rejected.
"We have made several attempts in recent months. Although nothing can be taken as true in this complex equation, I am optimistic that we will achieve something in the next few months," said John Alschuler, one of the experts in real estate has advised Beckham in the company.
But the issue is no more than a mere optimism because, as the administrator of the city of Miami, Daniel Alfonso says since the possibility of building the stadium to the sea was rejected, "no one in the organization Beckham has sat with us to talk ".
One of the politicians who advocate plans Beckham is the Miami Dade County Councilman Juan Carlos Zapata. His dream is that the stadium be built west of Miami, in his constituency course-in a wasteland there is no way to urbanize. It is also not an easy task because, anyway, Beckham has not yet formed the football team would own the stadium. The only way to undo this knot that an institution would accept provisionally house the equipment. Florida International University is a possibility, but neither the school authorities nor the American Football League (MSL, for its acronym in English) or local authorities have ruled on this solution.
Zapata´s plan is to force the issue and after that his 12 fellow councilors approved a resolution authorizing the university, partly publicly, to welcome the team. "Obviously (American Football League) will not achieve what you want. This would be an intermediate situation," said the councilman.
Anyway it is very difficult if not impossible. The league has said that the rules strictly prevent a team is formed without first ensuring the construction of a stadium.
So, it seems that David Beckham
´s dream of having their own football team is gone. As the smoke of cigars, the truth, that this new year are being consumed in South Florida following the diplomatic thaw between Havana and Washington.