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David Beckham Reveals Plans For Port Miami MLS Stadium (VIDEO)

25/03/2014 11:17 GMT | Updated 25/03/2014 11:59 GMT

David Beckham says he wants to win round opponents of his plans to build a stadium for his new Miami team in the port of the Florida city.

Cruise operators have raised concerns about traffic problems if the 25,000-seater stadium for the Major League Soccer franchise in the heart of Port Miami receives the go-ahead.

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Beckham speaks during a news conference in Miami on Monday

Beckham attended a news conference in Miami on Monday to announce the development plans and said of the opposition: "I want to change their minds.

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Fans looking west will see a postcard view of Downtown Miami

"I don't want to be an enemy to the people that are opposed to the stadium. I want to work with them."

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Beckham is keen to work with nearby residents opposed to the stadium idea

Beckham has also hired a lobbyist to try to secure state aid from Florida to part-fund the stadium, according to the Miami Herald. Other stadiums in the state receive annual aid.

Beckham added: "We want to be treated like every other franchise. We're not asking for anything more or anything less."