Soccer star David Beckham addresses the media about announcements at the Miami-Dade County Commission about his proposal for a soccer stadium at PortMiami.
Royal Caribbean Cruises and its allies have formed an organization to oppose a Major League Soccer stadium at PortMiami.
The Miami Seaport Alliance took out a full-page advertisement in Monday’s Miami Herald, titled “Here We Go Again,” to launch its campaign against the 25,000-seat, open-air stadium that Beckham and his representatives have proposed for the port’s shallow-water southwest corner.
“The Alliance wholeheartedly supports a soccer franchise in Miami and believes there are other sites that would benefit greatly from a stadium,” the ad said. “However, PortMiami is not one of them, due to the risks a port stadium would pose to jobs, cruise and cargo operations, security, and the port’s promising future.”