David Beckham’s Miami soccer team to play first two seasons in Fort Lauderdale if city approves

David Beckham’s InterMiami CF major league soccer team will play its first two seasons in Fort Lauderdale’s Lockhart Stadium, if city commissioners agree, the soccer legend announced Thursday.

Standing in the stadium, whose field is overgrown with brush and weeds, Beckham and Jorge Mas said they hope to win the Fort Lauderdale deal Tuesday to revive the stadium’s rich sports history.

“You can never replicate having a first season,” Beckham said. “So, this is where it’s going to be.”

Miami Beckham United — a partnership that includes Beckham and Mas — is competing against FXE Futbol to win a 50-year lease for the Lockhart Stadium/Fort Lauderdale Stadium property in northern Fort Lauderdale.

FXE Futbol propose shops, restaurants, a Topgolf attraction, sports fields, a jogging pathway and a renovated soccer stadium with a new soccer professional team.

The empty acreage, north of Commercial Boulevard and west of Interstate 95, attracted thousands of sports fans over the years, to baseball, soccer and football games.

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