Miami-Dade has given David Beckham a hard time in finding a place for his new soccer stadium. So now the rumblings have begun: He and his investors are considering Broward County.
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Some say it's an empty threat made only to pressure Miami.
But before anyone scoffs at the idea of Beckham's putting his soccer stadium in Broward (we're looking right at you, Miami), consider this: Broward has pretty much everything Beckham seems to be asking for (except for, you know, the name Miami).
Beckham has stated his desire to be on the water. And Broward has plenty of seaside and other waterside locations to be considered. Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America, for crapsake! Not only that but Broward has space. Lots and lots of open space. Look around. In between the restaurants, beaches, and malls.
Space and water -- two things Miami can't seem to deliver.
And Broward leaders are apparently serious in trying to woo Beckham to look north. Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief has asked leaders to come up with lists of possible spots for Beckham to build his stadium.
But we've gone ahead and compiled our own list of seven locations he should consider.More »