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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