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Royal Caribbean against David Beckham soccer stadium in Miami


Royal Caribbean has announced it is against a plan to build a new soccer stadium in PortMiami because of traffic concerns and because the cruise line has its own ideas for the land.

The Miami Herald is reporting that Royal Caribbean has its own confidential plans to develop the 12 acres that Beckham and his investors want to lease. 

Soccer star David Beckham is behind the soccer stadium plans but Royal Caribbean cites "deep reservations" over the port stadium. If the stadium were to happen, Royal Caribbean's existing parking lot, daycare center and employee gym would need to move to make way for a stadium that could contain 25,000 to 40,000 seats. The port’s southwest corner is too shallow to accommodate cruise or cargo ships.

Royal Caribbean vice president and chief communications officer, Rob Zeiger, commented briefly, “We have deep reservations about using this port as a location for a stadium."

Royal Caribbean chose not to elaborate more on its own plans.