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Beckham wants team that feels "very personal" to Miami

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A group led by English soccer star David Beckham unveiled plans on Monday to build a 25,000-seat soccer stadium on Miami's waterfront for the Major League Soccer team he will own, but the proposal is already facing some opposition. Beckham said, "I want it to be a team that feels very personal to the people in the city," The open-air stadium would be built in an area known as PortMiami, which hosts the world's busiest cruise ship terminal. Long-term plans for the island port have never included the possibility of being home to a sports arena, port officials have said. PortMiami Director Bill Johnson declined to comment on the stadium proposal. Development of the 36-acre (14.5 hectare) stadium site would cost about $200 million and include shops, hotels and offices connected to the mainland by a pedestrian bridge, according to John Alschuler, Beckham's New York-based real-estate adviser. Beckham's group is not

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