Beckham in Lawsuit Showdown over MLS Stadium

Former England captain David Beckham is set for a court clash in Miami as he looks to finalise stadium plans for his prospective MLS expansion club.

Beckham officially launched his long-term plan to bring an expansion side into the US’s largest football competition in January when league commissioner Don Garber officially sanctioned his Inter Miami FC outfit.

But the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy midfielder have faced opposition over plans to build the club’s new 25,000-seater stadium near Melreese Country Club and golf course.

Local residents remain opposed to the plans and multi-millionaire Bruce Matheson – who launched the lawsuit that culminates this coming week – remains thoroughly critical of the 43-year-old’s actions.

“The big problem is that they’ve put the cart before the horse,” Matheson told The Mirror ahead of the November 6 vote. “They should have secured the land first and then talked about a stadium.

“It’s a real mess. We don’t need a mega-mall in the middle of the city of Miami’s only golf course. It’s sad that they have made so many false attempts at bringing soccer here.

“We only need two ‘no’ votes [in court on Tuesday] to kill it for them and then they will be forced to look elsewhere.”