By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to the Associated Press, the location of where David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team wants to play at in the future has unsafe arsenic levels. The story says it is more toxic than first though.
The Miami Herald investigated the location, where they found ‘arsenic contamination reaching more than twice the legal limit.’ In addition, the surface-level soil samples that were collected ‘contained hazardous debris at the Melreese golf course site.’
People have not played golf at that site for more than 50 years. The examiner ruled that the location near the Miami International Airport is ‘contaminated by ash from a municipal incinerator shut down long ago.’
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez spoke for the team officials, who he spoke with, that this news could cost the team even more money to clean up. The story insists that the number could be another $50 million.
If this location is cleaned up, a $1 billion commercial and stadium complex will be placed there. Inter Miami CF will have their soccer stadium there. The plan for the name of the stadium is Miami Freedom Park.
Until the Miami Freedom Park is built, the franchise is expected to play at New Fort Lauderdale Stadium, which is the home of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.
Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami – which it is referred to Inter Miami CF or Inter Miami – is slated to begin play for the 2020 season. Miami Freedom Park LLC is the team’s ownership group, which includes former soccer star Beckham. It also includes Miami-based businessman Marcelo Claure, Japanese billionaire businessman Masayoshi Son, Jorge & Jose Mas, who are part of the Mastec Inc. company based in Coral Gables, Florida.
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