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Rendering of what Miami Beckham United's new stadium may look like.

Miami Beckham United (MBU) announced last week that the group has purchased land needed to build a stadium for a prospective MLS expansion team in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, reports Major League Soccer.

MBU partner Marcelo Claure announced the news on Twitter and the group also issued a statement.

We have the right site, the right ownership group, and a loyal base of fans counting down the days until our first match. We’re all-in on Overtown, and we couldn’t be more excited about moving forward with plans to deliver the most responsible stadium in Miami history.

The land acquired consists of two private properties with a size of approximately six acres, representing two-thirds of the projected nine-acre site, according to a Miami Herald report.

The move now opens the door for MBU to hold discussions with county officials regarding the “purchase of adjacent land required for development, now controlled by Miami-Dade County.” Once the acquisition of the government-owned land is complete, MBU will seek city zoning approval for its development plans before construction can begin.

In the meantime, the group has held informational meetings about the project with members of the Overtown community.

Situated midway between Miami Beach and Miami International Airport, the stadium site is located in the Miami River District and just blocks away from downtown Miami. Public transportation options will include a Metrorail station and an “All Aboard Florida” rail terminal, both within walking distance.

Singer Gloria Estefan has stepped up the campaign to resurrect one of South Florida’s architectural gems, the Miami Marine Stadium.

Estefan, currently on tour, has agreed to be the public face of a new national campaign to raise the stadium’s profile and help activists raise the millions of dollars needed to renovate the historic, city-owned structure, closed since suffering severe damage from Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

The building was designed by a young, newly arrived Cuban exile, Hilario Candela, who went on to become one of Miami’s leading architects. Candela collaborated with engineer Jack Meyer.

The campaign will be coordinated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which has designated the stadium as one of 34 National Treasures in need of saving.

A nonprofit group, Friends of the Miami Marine Stadium, is awaiting a vote by the city commission on a plan it developed for the facility’s resuscitation.

Gloria Estefan has agreed to campaign to preserve Miami Marine Stadium

Gloria Estefan has agreed to campaign to preserve Miami Marine Stadium