Beckham’s stadium complex for Inter Miami taking shape

October 23, 2019
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP):

Piles of steel sit at one end of the property, waiting to be lifted into place. Workers were going in all directions, some pounding nails into wood, others ready to pour concrete, others driving heavy equipment over piles of dirt.

For now, it's a construction site.

Before long, Inter Miami will call it home.

"Organised chaos," Inter Miami sporting director Paul McDonough said as he took a look around the site of the now-demolished Lockhart Stadium where work on a new complex is happening 12 hours a day, seven days a week. "But we'll be ready."

These are hectic times for McDonough and Inter Miami, the team headlined by football icon David Beckham that will embark on their inaugural MLS season starting early in 2020. The team doesn't have a coach yet. Or players. Or a schedule. Or even the first blade of grass for its new field.

Over the next few weeks, all those issues -- and countless others -- will be addressed. Construction is on schedule, with all signals pointing toward everything being ready for the team's first home match that's likely to come in March.

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