Major League Soccer is returning to south Florida with a new club headed by former superstar David Beckham. The team is exploring a 20- to 25,000-seat stadium at the PortMiami site on Biscayne Bay. John Alschuler, Beckham’s real estate developer, said they’ve discussed sharing a stadium with the University of Miami.
From the Palm Beach Post:
UM Athletic Director Blake James, who did not immediately return a phone call Monday morning, in January said UM was not exploring the feasibility of breaking its 25-year lease with Sun Life Stadium.
In order to accommodate the Miami Hurricanes, they’d need a lot more seats than 25,000. The Miami Herald quoted Alschuler as saying they’d have to expand to 40,000 seats for Miami. That still doesn’t seem like an ideal situation for a team that currently plays at Sun Life Stadium, a 75,000 seat NFL venue. It would be a newer venue, but the Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is pledging hundreds of millions in renovations.
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