David Beckham’s bid to build a new football stadium in the US state of Miami has been given a major boost after the County Commissioner of the region in which the proposed venue would be located gave his support to the plans.

Global football superstar Beckham has been pursuing the stadium initiative since 2014, as part of wider plans to secure a new Major League Soccer franchise for Miami.

According to the Miami Herald newspaper, Miami-Hade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson has agreed to sponsor a plan to sell Beckham a truck depot in the Overtown area for a fee of approximately $9m (€8m/£7m).

The deal will now go before the commission on June 6 and if it passes, Beckham and his team will add the truck depot to land it has already secured in the area.

The proposed scheme includes plans for a 25,000-capacity stadium, which would be privately financed without parking facilities. The entire project is expected to cost $500m.

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