Miami Man Accused of Torching 40 Golf Carts at Beckham Soccer Stadium Site

August 1, 2018

A 20-year-old man is accused of arson after police say he set fire to a Miami golf course where David Beckham hopes to build a soccer stadium.

The Miami Herald reports Carlos Crespo was arrested late Wednesday. Police said around 40 golf carts were found burning July 24 at the Melreese Country Club.

Beckham and Miami billionaire Jorge Mas want to build a soccer and retail site for a Major League Soccer franchise on the land. The Miami City Commission agreed last week to let voters decide whether the golf course should be developed into a soccer stadium.

No one was injured in the fire.

Crespo is charged with arson and burglary.

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