MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Some City of Miami commissioners are demanding a vote that would allow the redevelopment of Miami’s only city-owned golf course where soccer star David Beckham and partners want to build a $1 billion retail, hotel and Major League Soccer stadium complex. According to CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald, the commissioners are demanding an Oct. 24 vote on the contract that would allow the redevelopment of Melreese Golf Course, but the City Administrator says the proposal probably won’t be ready by then. In addition, Mayor Francis Suarez says he’ll use his veto power if the commission votes on a deal he believes isn’t ready. Commissioner Joe Carollo, one of Suarez’s political foes, also wants to vote on a resolution that would authorize a request for proposals to redevelop most of Melreese, with a corner of the property set aside for a soccer stadium. The proposed complex called Miami Freedom Park includes a 25,000-seat stadium for … [Read more...] about Miami Commissioner Demands Vote On David Beckham Soccer Stadium Deal
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YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Yokohama F Marinos beat FC Tokyo 3-0 on Saturday to win their first J-League title in 15 years and their fourth overall. Coached by Australian Ange Postecoglou, Marinos took the lead in the 26th minute when Thai defender Theerathon Bunmathan scored on a left-foot shot from 28 meters. The hosts doubled their advantage late in the first half on a goal by Brazilian forward Erik Lima. Keita Endo sealed the win with an angled shot from close range in the 76th minute. Yokohama went into Saturday’s final with a three-point advantage and a seven-goal lead in goal difference over second-place FC Tokyo. The 54-year-old Postecoglou becomes the first Australian coach to win a major domestic club trophy overseas. A two-time A-League winning coach with Brisbane Roar, Postecoglou turned Yokohama around after the club finish 12th in the 2018 season. ___ More AP soccer https://apnews.com/Soccerhttps://twitter.com/AP_Sports … [Read more...] about Yokohama F Marinos beat FC Tokyo 3-0 to win J-League title
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Contamination under the dirt at Melreese golf course, the proposed site for a Major League Soccer stadium and mall in Miami, is far worse than previously thought, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez confirms to CBS4 News. Melreese is the where David Beckham and Jorge Mas want to build a giant commercial and stadium complex for the Inter Miami MLS team. However, arsenic contamination levels are more than twice what is allowed by law. Barium and lead levels are also too high and there is debris in the soil that could cause physical hazards. The property was once a dumping site for incinerator ash. Inter Miami officials previously reported the clean up cost in the range of $35 million. Mayor Suarez says the most recent estimate for a proper cleaning of the site is at $50 million. … [Read more...] about Miami Mayor Confirms Proposed MLS Stadium Site Contaminated By Unsafe Levels Of Arsenic
MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Inter Miami, David Beckham’s new MLS team announced it will play its first home match in Fort Lauderdale against the LA Galaxy. The decision came a day after Miami commissioners voted to allow the best deal for the City on allowing the re-development of the city-owned Melreese golf course, the site where Beckham and partners want to build a $1 billion retail, hotel and Major League Soccer stadium complex. Inter Miami officials announced Wednesday that the club’s home debut will be March 14 at 2:30 p.m. against the LA Galaxy.That means Inter Miami will begin its inaugural season on the road, since the 2020 MLS season is set to begin in late February. The Galaxy are a fitting home debut opponent for Inter Miami: Beckham has his new team in large part because of an arrangement he struck when playing in Los Angeles. A contract he signed with the Galaxy in 2007 gave Beckham the right to start an expansion franchise for $25 million, and in 2013, he … [Read more...] about David Beckham’s Inter Miami Announces First Home Match Against LA Galaxy
Normality resumed. Aston Villa are in the Premier League. This isn't your average Championship play-off-winning football club.Here, we have one that has spent 105 seasons in England's top division - only Everton have spent longer there (116). They've won 21 major trophies in their 145-year history, including a European Cup.Villa see off Derby to win PL promotionAs it happenedMany would agree with head coach Dean Smith that they are back where they belong.He said: "It feels right that Villa are in the Premier League. It is a Premier League club. History tells you that. We've done some hard years."The 40,000 Villans inside Wembley Stadium knew the 90 minutes with Derby was a huge moment in the club's history in terms of their trajectory. Congratulations Aston Villa on achieving promotion back to the Premier League! #UTV https://t.co/SO8p5ZIITu— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 27, 2019 Premier League regulars … [Read more...] about Dean Smith says Aston Villa are back where they belong – but how will they fare in Premier League?
A year and a half after a Supreme Court decision legalized sports betting across the country, California so far stands pat — not yet letting state residents get in on the action and leaving potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue on the table. With the NFL season 7 weeks old and the NBA season starting this week, millions of football and basketball fans are unable to place bets on the 49ers, Raiders, Golden State Warriors or any other teams. While there are efforts to legalize sports gambling in the nation’s most populous state, it’s no sure bet, as concerns raised by established gambling industries stymie legislation. Any plan to legalize sports wagers will require the cooperation of those interests and the approval of California legislators and, ultimately, voters. A 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling struck down a provision in the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, which prohibited states from authorizing sports wagers. … [Read more...] about Sports betting slow in coming to California: Here’s what it might look like