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BREAKING: Fort Lauderdale commission unanimously votes to proceed to negotiations on Inter Miami bid for Lockhart renovation

The City of Fort Lauderdale unanimously voted Tuesday to proceed to negotiations with Miami Beckham United on its plan to renovate Lockhart Stadium.

After questioning and deliberation Tuesday afternoon, the City of Fort Lauderdale’s commission rated the Miami Beckham United bid over the FXE football, LLC bid.

Stay with Magic City Soccer as this story develops.

Comparing the plans: Inter Miami and FXE Futbol proposals for Lockhart Stadium analyzed

A rendering featured in the proposals submitted to the City of Fort Lauderdale by FXE Futbol, LLC (left) and Miami Beckham United, LLC. Via City of Fort Lauderdale.

Since the end of January, Inter Miami CF and FXE Futbol, LLC have vied in legal filings and public relations to build support for their proposed renovations of Lockhart Stadium. On Tuesday afternoon, the public finally had the opportunity to review the full proposals submitted by the groups to the City of Fort Lauderdale.

To read both proposals in full, click here.

FXE Futbol, LLC presents vision for Lockhart Stadium renovation in town hall

FXE Futbol, LLC managing partner John P. Reynal addresses interested fans about his team's proposal to bring USL Championship football to a redeveloped Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Photo by Lee Ifans.

FXE Futbol, LLC has a sell to make in the next few weeks. The ownership group needs to convince the City of Fort Lauderdale and its commissioners that its plan for soccer at Lockhart Stadium is better than one proposed by Inter Miami CF. Before closing the deal with the city, however, the group attepted to close the deal with fans and supporters of soccer in Broward County on Wednesday night.

Magic City Soccer podcast Episode 65: Miami eyes drift north to Broward, as Inter Miami and FXE Futbol eye Lockhart

FXE Futbol, LLC managing partner John P. Reynal, right, sits down with Magic City Soccer podcast co-host Matthew Bunch to discuss his group's plans for Lockhart Stadium and the USL Championship. Photo by Lee Ifans.

On this episode of the Magic City Soccer podcast, Matt and Lee discuss two bids to redevelop Lockhart Stadium (and have a chance to talk to the managing partner of one of them, John P. Reynal of FXE Futbol, LLC). Friendlies involving The Miami FC and Miami United are also previewed. Join us, won’t you?

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Fort Lauderdale City Commission votes unanimously to accept proposals for Lockhart Stadium renovation

The City of Fort Lauderdale Commission voted Tuesday to begin accepting proposals for the renovation of Lockhart Stadium. Photo via City of Fort Lauderdale.

The Fort Lauderdale City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday evening to begin accepting proposals for the renovation of Lockhart Stadium and Fort Lauderdale Stadium. These proposals will include Inter Miami CF’s plan for its youth academy and USL team, as well as an independent USL bid revealed on Monday.

The resolution will start a 21-day window in which proposals could be submitted to the city. It is unknown whether other proposals will be submitted.

Per city rules, the 21-day window will start once the request for proposals is published in the South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Florida Administrative Register.

To watch video of the commission meeting, click above.