Beckham's group may have changed the plan for Miami soccer stadium

By: Andy Slater (@AndySlater)

It sounds like David Beckham's group may have scrapped the idea of building a soccer stadium next to Marlins Park.

Tim Leiweke spoke to CNBC's Jane Wells on Tuesday. Leiweke recently joined Beckham's group.  

"I think we have found a site, "Leiweke told Wells. "It's probably different than what people think we're doing, but we're gonna know in the next several days..."

Beckham has promised to bring an MLS team to Miami. We've heard about this for months. Actually, almost two years. 

Six weeks ago, Beckham reportedly told UK's Daily Star that Miami's new soccer club "should be up and running within six weeks." 

After Beckham was not able to secure waterfront land, a site next to Marlins Park became the group's prime target.

Leiweke mentioned to Wells that the group will meet with MLS and the board of governors next weekend.

Will an announcement of a new site come soon? We'll see.

At this rate, though, it may take another six weeks. 


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