David Beckham’s Inter Miami project hit a stumbling block as the proposed site for the club’s stadium was found to contain dangerously high levels of arsenic.
Analysis of soil samples revealed that arsenic levels are at more than twice the legal limit.
The site was previously used as a golf course before being chosen by Beckham as the perfect location for the stadium and grounds for his Inter Miami venture.
It is thought the source of the arsenic found at the site is a municipal incinerator that once operated in the area. Clean-up costs could cost Beckham and his team around $50 million.
While the expense of the cleaning operation is not insignificant, it is unlikely to seriously derail the $1 billion project.