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David Beckham Ditches Posh...Hotel Digs Down Under

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November 26, 2007 at 9:54 AM | by | ()

He may have arrived via private jet to Sydney but so far British soccer superstar David Beckham has insisted that he get the same hotel digs as his LA Galaxy teammates inside the Star City Hotel & Casino downtown.

The 32-year-old had the option of the Royal Suite at Star City's hotel but will, just like every other player, take a standard room (well, his does have Harbour views).

The Royal Suite goes for about $5,230 a night while a regular room starts at around $230. And this is not the first time Becks has refused the royal treatment when staying with his team at a hotel. He famously hit up at Doubletree Hotel in Washington D.C. rather than request more...ahem...Posh digs.

While the LA Galaxy is set to play the Sydney football club in a friendly match Tuesday night, Becks and the team should have plenty to do in their downtime. The Star City Hotel is part of a larger entertainment venue that includes a casino, 7 restaurants, 8 bars, and several theaters with live shows.

Related Stories:
· Sexy Becks is Sydney bound [Perth Now]
· Beckaham roughs it in Syndey [Houston Chronicle]
· David Beckham Does D.C. in DoubleTree Style [HotelChatter]

Archived Comments:

Re: David Beckham Ditches Posh...Hotel Digs Down U

Retired professional athletes often say the thing they miss most is the camaraderie of their teammates. Could it be that David Beckham really is just one of the guys?

football or rugby ball?

i just realized...that is NOT a soccer ball he is kicking...

Aussie Rules ball!

As the resident Aussie I can tell you that ball is the one we use for Australian Rules Football (it's a Sherrin, in fact, the most famous brand, and I'm kinda surprised I actually know that!). Aussie Rules football is a slightly vicious which half of the country is totally nuts over. Involves a lot of jumping, handballing and banana kicking. Or something like that.