MIAMI -- David Beckham and his investors say they've purchased the private land needed for a soccer stadium in Miami.

Miami Beckham United announced in a news release Thursday the purchase of six acres in the city's Overtown neighborhood, just a block from the Miami River. The deal comes after more than two years of failed attempts to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to three other sites.

The next step for Beckham and his partners is to buy another three-acre parcel from Miami-Dade County and secure zoning changes from the city of Miami. Details of the deal weren't disclosed. The projected has previously been projected to cost more than $200 million.

Sites considered in the past were at PortMiami, downtown near the AmericanAirlines Arena and near Marlins Park in Little Havana.