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David Beckham, group buy private land for pro soccer stadium

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: UNICEF GWA Honoree David Beckham speaks onstage during the Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball Honoring David Beckham and C. L. Max Nikias presented by Louis Vuitton at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on January 12, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for U.S. Fund for UNICEF)

Jonathan Leibson

MIAMI (AP) David Beckham and his investors say they’ve purchased the private land needed for a soccer stadium in Miami.

Miami Beckham United announced in a news release Thursday the purchase of six acres in the city’s Overtown neighborhood, just a block from the Miami River. The deal comes after more than two years of failed attempts to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to three other sites.

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The next step for Beckham and his partners is to buy another three-acre parcel from Miami-Dade County and secure zoning changes from the city of Miami. Details of the deal weren’t disclosed. The projected has previously been projected to cost more than $200 million.

Sites considered in the past were at PortMiami, downtown near the AmericanAirlines Arena and near Marlins Park in Little Havana.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com