Miami commissioners reschedule vote on Beckham group’s soccer stadium

MIAMI (WSVN) - City of Miami commissioners have rescheduled a decision on whether or not voters will have a say on the future of a massive soccer stadium in the Magic City.

Commissioners held a meeting Thursday to take comments from the public on David Beckham’s goals of establishing a Major League Soccer team in Miami.

“We’re trying to create something for the City of Miami. A global city, a global sport,” said Beckham at the meeting. “We are bringing a global sport to one of the most interesting, important, vibrant, exciting cities in the world.”

The commission spent more than eight hours listening to public comments on whether or not to give voters a chance to change city law.

The First Tee Youth Group seems to be Beckham’s biggest opposition. They were present at the meeting by the dozens, wearing orange and fighting to save the Melreese Golf Course.

“I’m not against making money,” said one man, “just not at the expense of our golf course.”

“How can we have a youth golf program without a golf course? How can a young woman change a game without a place to play?” said a member of the youth group.

A new special meeting for the vote has been scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. on July 18 after commissioners were unable to come to a decision, Thursday evening.

There will be no public discussion at the special meeting considering the public was given their chance to speak at this meeting.

If the commission votes to send the decision to the voters, it will appear on the November ballot.

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