Beckham Talks To Genting As Soccer Attendance Breaks Record In Miami

Commissioner Marc Sarnoff told Local 10 last week that representatives for David Beckham have had two meetings with Genting to negotiate a stadium on the former Miami Herald site.

Over the weekend, 73,429 people attended a soccer match in Miami, breaking a record for the state of Florida.

Genting paid $236 million for the land, so the stadium would have to be part of a larger project on the site for any deal to make sense. Earlier this year, Genting approached Related Group about developing the site.

Sarnoff also said that he doesn’t believe that Genting is intentionally slowing down the demolition of the former Herald building. Demolition began in August 2013, and is less than halfway complete over a year later.

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gregory
7 years ago

Good ! He should of went for private land in the first place. The county should make them pay for an upgrade of the omni metromover station that will service that stadium.

Anonymous
7 years ago

I agree. This is the best site so far! They could tie in mixed use development with the stadium, build the Baywalk along the water, and upgrade the MetroMover station. I hope this works.

David
7 years ago

While I wish this would come true, I don’t see this happening. Genting has it’s eyes set on casino’s and they will wait as long as they need to get it approved or rejected at the polls. Beckham has pressure from MLS to get a stadium location ASAP.

Anonymous
7 years ago

A casino with a stadium that could host concerts and other events makes sense

Anonymous
7 years ago

Agree too, a coral temple stadium, one that could turn inside into a soccer field and during off season, could be used in part as auditoriums, movie theaters and other halls, great for the art district….lol

AJ Reddy
7 years ago

Is this mother effer ever going to give up. I live in OMNI area, if he dares put his stinking stadium in our backyard, he will be tarred feathered and run out of town. Let him try.

global reach
7 years ago

You should be grateful for nearly ANY development in that area. You should actually be up in arms that the county hasn’t expanded the metromover into more parts of the Omni and Midtown.

Laz
7 years ago

i just dont understand why they want to build on waterfront property, there is no need for it. you dont enjoy any views whats the point. They need to put this near that last stop on the metro mover near wynwood.

Juan Carlos
7 years ago

Amen!

Gables
7 years ago

Good point Laz. School Board station would be a good choice.

Daniel
7 years ago

I used to live in Miami and now i live in Pittsburgh,PA. PNC park wich is the baseball stadium was named the best in the country (50 states); just merely of the AMAZING view. It makes a LOT os sense have an stadium next to the ocean with that view,however Miami needs a better public transit system like pittsburgh has if they want to have this kind of places around Dtown 😛

Laz
7 years ago

i dont get your if you are there to watch the soccer game what view would you see, plus the soccer stadium is like bowl, the PNC park you are talking has a cut in one side you can see out from.