Talks begin as Beckham’s group looking to build its Miami stadium next to Marlins Park
It’s been a rough year for “MLS in Miami” since David Beckham and company announced the intention to bring a franchise to South Florida for the first time since 2001.
Their intention of finding a place for their soccer-specific stadium downtown -- an MLS must -- has proved trickier and infuriating, leading to rumors that the whole thing could end before it plays a single match.
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But Miami Herald reporter Doug Hanks said on Thursday that Miami mayor Tomas Regalado had a Friday meeting scheduled with Beckham and his partners, which inlclude billionaire businessman Marcelo Claure.
Hanks has a summation of the meeting that should make many of the fans aching for an MLS return to Miami feel quite decent.
Breaking. Marcelo Claure: We want a stadium next to Marlins Park. Mayor Reglado: We’re excited. Talks begin. No UM for now.
— Doug Hanks (@doug_hanks) July 17, 2015
A good sign, indeed.