Soccer’s Return To Lockhart Stadium
Fort Lauderdale, Forida – Soccer’s return to Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale could soon come according to sources. David Beckham’s new Miami team plans to turn the dilapidated property into a training facility.
According to a news release from the team, “the training facilities will serve as the training grounds for Inter Miami’s MLS team and will serve as the home to both its youth academy and anticipated (United Soccer League) team. The training site will feature several regulation soccer fields and a training complex with state-of-the-art amenities.”
Lockhart Stadium, which opened in 1959, was once home to another MLS team — the defunct Miami Fusion — from 1998 to 2001. It was also the longtime home of the North American Soccer League’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Florida Atlantic’s football team.
The deal still remains to be signed by the city.