Report: Soccer and rail projects might link up in Miami

Miami Beckham United, David Beckham’s group that has been seeking for more than two years to get a stadium project off the ground, is talking with a group involved in a high-speed railway project about joining forces on the deal it has in the works in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood, the Miami Herald reported.

Edens, a part-owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, is the co-chairman of Fortress Investment Group, which wants to build the first privately funded U.S. high-speed railway from Miami to Orlando railway. The Brightline's Miami Central depot would be six blocks from the proposed Beckham stadium.

“Miami Beckham United has attracted significant investor interest following the purchase of two pieces of land in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood,” Miami Beckham United said in a statement. “The list of possible investors includes principals of Fortress Investment Group, the company behind All Aboard Florida rail project and the Miami Central mixed-use development in downtown, just blocks from our stadium site.”

Miami Beckham United purchased six acres of land in Overtown but needs to buy another three-acre plot of land from Miami-Dade County.

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3 comments about "Report: Soccer and rail projects might link up in Miami".
  1. Richard Brown, June 22, 2016 at 4:15 a.m.

    high speed rail to places have a tendency to run out of money before it's finished and investors lose their money.

  2. Julio Moreira, June 22, 2016 at 9:06 a.m.

    Gulati MUST go, together with Th German if we want to see Soccer progress in this Country.
    In reference to the shameful loss last night and the upcoming loss to Colombia or Chile, how in the World do we have this German line up with Wondo and Beckerman, it is hard to imagine such a disgraceful move, that's the main reason why he was fired in Germany. The advancement of soccer in US took a dive last night, it was just an embarrassment and to hear JK press conference was worst, he's a real clown.

  3. Richard Brown, June 22, 2016 at 9:31 a.m.

    Gulati said he will wait to the game for third place to think about deciding Klinnesman future with team.

    I want to know what did he see the team do against Argentina that he liked in this game?

    The game for third or fourth place means nothing. Usually that is where you give your new guys playing time.

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