Inter Miami: David Beckham

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David Beckham (left) co-owns Inter Miami with three other parties including Jorge Mas (right)

The proposed stadium site for David Beckham’s Inter Miami franchise in the MLS has arsenic contamination levels more than twice the legal limit, says an environmental report.

Melreese golf course has been closed until further notice by Miami’s city council after the findings.

Plans are in place to build a stadium, shopping mall, hotel and public park on the site as part of a $1bn development.

“This obviously causes great concerns,” Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said.

“Basically, the site has significantly more contamination than is commercially reasonable,” Suarez added in an interview with the Miami Herald