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Soccer star David Beckham tours Miami stadiums as officials make pitch for a professional team

Soccer star David Beckham may be setting his sights on a new sports venture: a professional soccer team in Miami.

The newly retired Beckham toured Sun Life and Florida International University stadiums and met with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Saturday.

University officials delivered a presentation highlighting the draw of a Major League Soccer team in Miami. They noted that FIU's stadium meets professional soccer specifications and that a majority of the 52,000 students are Hispanic, many of whom are avid soccer fans.

Gimenez gave Beckham keys to the county. The mayor called Miami-Dade "an ideal market" for a team.

Beckham retired from soccer this year after a career including league titles in four countries.

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