Where should Beckham build his soccer stadium? You have the sight on sites

 
 
David Beckham
David Beckham
El Nuevo Herald File / C.M. GUERRERO

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From Wynwood to Doral to "Please not in Broward," Miami Herald readers weren't short on location ideas for David Beckham's proposed MLS stadium after Miami leaders on Tuesday rejected the soccer superstar's plans to build at the downtown waterfront.

A highly unscientific poll at MiamiHerald.com found the favorite to be Watson Island (11 votes), with several respondents offering the stadium as a replacement for the long-turbulent Island Gardens marina project just approved by the city in early May.

Close behind were Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key (10); the former site of the Miami Arena, downtown (8); PortMiami (7);

FIU Stadium area (7); and specific parcels in Wynwood (6) and Overtown (7), with riverside views cited as a major selling point.

A selection of other responses, below:

Doral (6), west of Florida’s Turnpike, near Dolphin Mall or on a tract of private, undeveloped land on Northwest 41st Street

Marlins Park area (6)

"Boat slip or PortMiami...anything else would be worthless...and DEF. NOT next to that stupid stadium" (1)

Former Miami Herald building (3)

Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens and other locations more accessible to Broward and Palm Beach counties (5)

"Moishe Mana's 9 acre parcel in Wynwood adjacent to I-95 with tremendous city views."

The Miami Dade County Commission Chambers (1)

Miami Beach Convention Center (1)

"On LeJeune across the street from Amelia Earhart Park, the county has available land near I-75 exit."

Miami Seaquarium (3): "Free the animals, tear down the cruel Seaquarium, build the stadium there."

Las Vegas (3)

Nowhere (2)

"Where AAA is. Tear down that big box, build soccer stadium in its place."

"London England (let them pay taxes for it!)" (1)

"The Slip. Regalado's screwing all of Miami Dade. Beckham's going to leave."

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