Last time Miami got a Major League Soccer team, it actually played in Fort Lauderdale. Could history be repeating itself? The Miami Herald reports David Beckham and his Miami Beckham United partners are set to talk to Broward County commissioners about the possibility of building a stadium there. ... More >>
With Museum Park out of the equation, the future location of David Beckham's soccer stadium is up in the air. Well, Rep. Joe Garcia has a great idea. He sent a letter to the Beckham team and other local officials this week bringing up the idea of building a stadium in Homestead or Florida City, of ... More >>
Another plan bites the dust. According to several reports, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and city manager Daniel J. Alfonso have decided against the idea of filling in the FEC boat slip to allow the construction of a stadium for David Beckham's MLS team. See also: Here's What Beckham's New Miami MLS S ... More >>
The Miami Hurricanes football team will not be moving to a stadium closer to their Coral Gables campus anytime soon. After pondering the idea of joining forces with David Beckham's MLS team to split a new stadium, the school has decided it will stay put at Sun Life Stadium. That's not much of a su ... More >>
Less than a week after David Beckham unveiled his ambitious plan for a Major League Soccer stadium atop the FEC boat slip downtown, the location was back in the headlines yesterday. One politician was angry with other politicians for slipping the slip stuff past him, or something. There is real new ... More >>
Yesterday, David Beckham's team of investors and real estate advisers unveiled an ambitious plan to build a soccer stadium atop what is now a boat slip on Biscayne Bay. "We want to bring the world's greatest game to the world's greatest city," said Beckham's Bolivian billionaire business partner, Ma ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins have abandoned their plan to hand over ownership of Sun Life Stadium to the county in exchange for tax breaks in favor of a new compromise that would see the county offering incentive payments to the team for every major event booked in the stadium. See also: Report: Stephen Ross ... More >>
David Beckham's Miami soccer group has already made it clear that the southern tip of PortMiami is their preferred location for a new soccer stadium, and with the release of the first batch of artistic renderings this morning, it's clear why. The stadium, as they envision it at least, would have spe ... More >>
The fact that the Miami Hurricanes are stuck playing 21 miles away from campus in Sun Life Stadium sucks. The likelihood of the team ever getting their own stadium is slim. It's a situation without many solutions, so news that there's at least some interest in the Hurricanes perhaps becoming a tenan ... More >>
David Beckham didn't say much we didn't already know, but damn did he look good. Becks took the PAMM podium in a slate gray suit this morning to officially announce that Major League Soccer's newest team would be in Miami. "Miami... is a vibrant city. It's a city with a lot of passion," he said, de ... More >>
Soccer fans in Miami shouldn't have to wait much longer. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced today that he expects an official announcement to be made on David Beckham's plans to bring the league back to Miami sometime in the next 30 days.
One of the major hurdles in David Beckham's quest to bring a Major League Soccer team to South Florida is deciding on a place for the team to play. While reports suggest the team would start play at either FIU Stadium, Marlins Park or Sun Life Stadium, the long-term plan is to build a new soccer-spe ... More >>
Atlanta is getting a Major League Soccer team. Several reports today suggest that the deal is all but done. Which, in a way, is good news for Miami soccer fans, as it suggests the MLS is serious about bringing the league back to the South with Atlanta, Orlando, and Miami as their main targets. Thoug ... More >>
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First, the Miami Marlins duped their way to a deal that will eventually cost taxpayers $1 billion for a new ballpark. That's panned out about as well as early stock investments in Hindenberg, Inc. Then the Dolphins tried their hand with a campaign to get more than $200 million for Sun Life Stadium r ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins are so confident the NFL is going to hand them a Super Bowl in May they've announced today that they'd let the county back out of any stadium renovation deal if Miami isn't picked as a host.
While the Miami Dolphins are asking for millions in state money to help upgrade Sun Life Stadium, some lawmakers are focusing on sports teams that don't even exist yet.A state Senate panel today approved a bill that would grant $2 million a year in order to build new soccer stadiums to lure Major Le ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins won their first legislative battle in a war to secure taxpayer money to cover half of the planned $400 million upgrades to Sun Life Stadium this morning as the bill passed its first Senate committee unanimously.
In what could be the second-largest trade in Major League Baseball history, reports are flying that the Marlins could be shipping stars Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell to Boston in exchange for the Red Sox's Carl Crawford. USA Today is reporting the trade, and apparently the deal may come down to whet ... More >>
Driving down SW 17th Avenue Wednesday, you couldn't help but notice crowds gathering to christen the Miami Marlins' new stadium. Lingering about their driveways with signs that read "15 dolares" were the first local citizens to benefit from the taxpayer investment."We're expecting this stadium t ... More >>
We can understand stiffing taxpayers with a $2.6 billion invoice for a shiny new stadium. We can't even really blame the Miami Marlins for refusing to chip in for millions in parking taxes while dropping nine figures on high-priced free agents. Hey, if our county officials are so inept that y ... More >>
This year's Major League Baseball season isn't over, but for the Florida Marlins, it pretty much is.In fact, the Florida Marlins are technically pretty much over. Next year, they'll be in that new stadium with a new name, and the MLB has announced that the team will play the very first game of th ... More >>
No word yet whether the new stadium will have a late-construction redesign that includes a field but no seats.Well, you've finally done it Florida. You've beaten the Marlins into submission. The team with the worst attendance in the major leagues has given up: They have closed the upper deck of i ... More >>
The reaction across the board has been pretty universal after Florida Marlins owner Jeffery Loria and team president David Samson were exposed for lying about the team's finances earlier this week: People are pissed. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebecca Sosa has even requested the team giv ... More >>
News flash: Your Marlins baseball club is building a new stadium that will cost taxpayers $4.7 bagillion and, far more tragically, will probably not be sponsored by Jimmy Buffett's crappy beer. via MLB.comIn happier news, they will also drop the "Florida" from their name -- as if they were ... More >>
Remember this moment the next time you hear Jeffrey Loria whining about how much he needs a new stadium to keep the Marlins profitable. Remember it next year, when Loria sells off Hanley Ramirez, Dan Uggla, Josh Johnson, and any other Marlins player who might command more than a few mil as a free ag ... More >>
My favorite moment in yesterday's nine-hour discussion of the new $2 billion Marlins Stadium came at 9:27 p.m., when Commissioner "Space Cowboy" Javier Souto began defending himself from concerns that Mayor Carlos Alvarez runs him like an Italian train: "My vote is not for sale, rent, or lease," Sou ... More >>
So much for protests. Taxpayers are on the hook for a $634 million new playground for the Marlins, and the biggest grassroots organizer against the project says he wishes he hadn't wasted his time fighting it."The fix is in. It was a dog-and-pony show," says Michael Burnstine, an insurance sale ... More >>
Michael Burnstine may be comically underfunded and critically late to the game, but he's not lacking in passion. He hates the $515 million Marlins Stadium deal. And he's not alone."It's horrendous. It's one of the worst deals I've seen in my life," Burnstine tells Riptide. The insurance salesman and ... More >>
Today the group pushing for an MLS team in Atlanta announced it's dropping out of the running. That leaves five cities to compete for two new franchises that will begin play in 2011. Atlanta was never seen as a strong contender, and Montreal withdrew its bid in November. Meanwhile, Miami and Vancouv ... More >>
OK so now I'm pissed. On the same day, the Marlins -- oop, I mean Red Sox -- win the World Series and the New York Times reports that former Marlins manager of the year Joe Girardi is the leading candidate to take over the Yankees. Oh yeah and did I mention that Miami's own Mike Lowell was the Wor ... More >>