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Inter Miami facing lawsuit regarding Lockhart Stadium

Last month, David Beckham’s MLS expansion team Inter Miami CF was given the green light to build a temporary stadium and training complex at the site of Fort Lauderdale’s Lockhart Stadium.

However, a lawsuit has now been filed against the club and the city, the latest in a growing list of litigation involving Inter Miami CF. A lawyer representing FXE Futbol, a group that also sought the Lockhart Stadium complex with the plans of beginning a second division pro club plan to file a lawsuit.

“I will be filing an Emergency Motion for Temporary Injunction as soon as possible asking the court to enjoin the demolition of historic Lockhart Stadium until the Court has had a chance to make a determination on our claims that the City of Fort Lauderdale failed to follow the statutorily mandated review procedures, and the selection process was compromised by the false statements on asbestos making FXE Futbol’s bid unviable,” attorney David Winker told SportBusiness on Tuesday.

Beckham’s group will given 180 days to complete the demolition after an April 2 vote by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission. The club plans to play the 2020 and 2021 seasons at the facility and use it to house a USL League One club as well as its academy teams after that.