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Debate continues over David Beckham's MLS plans

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MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN)-- A stadium showdown occurred at Miami Beach City Hall over David Beckham's MLS plans.

The city held a public meeting to discuss Beckham's proposed Port Miami stadium, Wednesday night.

Those in favor of it say the city should shift it's focus to public transportation. "They're constantly talking about making roads bigger for more cars instead of talking about the bigger issue," said Susi Perla, who is in favor of the soccer stadium at Port Miami. "If they offer public transportation they can offer ferries, they can offer buses. They don't think about it."

Those opposed to the stadium argue that the stadium will cause traffic nightmares on the MacArthur Causeway. Some people are critical of Beckham's plans for Miami. "We don't need David Beckham to come down here and say, 'You need this because we're going to make you better.' This should be insulting to every member of this community," said John Fox, who is a member of the Miami Seaport Alliance.

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine went on record at the meeting and said he does not support the Port Miami location.

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