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Email from 'Office of Carlos Alvarez' discusses bringing MLS to Miami-Dade

Email actually from Carlos Gimenez: 'My administration will work to identify other possible sites in Miami-Dade County'

Screenshot of the email sent in with the "Office of Carlos Alvarez" in the letterhead.
Screenshot of the email sent in with the "Office of Carlos Alvarez" in the letterhead.

MIAMI – A recent email sent from the "Office of Carlos Alvarez," who was the former mayor of Miami-Dade County, discusses the location of the proposed soccer stadium and bring Major League Soccer to Miami-Dade.

"Earlier this afternoon, I was advised by representatives of the Miami Beckham United group and the city of Miami that the team had been informed by city officials that the FEC Slip site was no longer an option the city would support," the email opened.

The email was actually sent by currently Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. In the email, he said it is his understanding Miami Beckham United is now weighing its options.

"If asked by Major League Soccer and Miami Beckham United, my administration will work to identify other possible sites in Miami-Dade County," Gimenez said. "I am a big supporter of bringing Major League Soccer to Miami-Dade because I know it would be successful here. However, my terms will not change: No taxpayer dollars will go towards the construction of a stadium."

The email sent in Spanish:

"Esta tarde, un representante del grupo Miami Beckham United me comunicó que los funcionarios de la Ciudad de Miami les habían informado que la Ciudad ya no consideraría el embarcadero conocido como FEC Slip como el predio donde construir el estadio.

"Tengo entendido que Miami Beckham United está tanteando sus opciones. Si la Liga de Soccer (Major League Soccer) y Miami Beckman United nos lo solicitan, mi Administración se dedicará a buscar otros sitios posibles para el estadio en el Condado de Miami-Dade.

"Apoyo firmemente traer a la Liga de Soccer a Miami-Dade porque sé que tendrá éxito aquí. Sin embargo, mis condiciones no cambiarán: no se empleará dinero de los contribuyentes en la construcción del estadio."