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Report: University of Miami in talks with David Beckham's group at new stadium

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Soccer superstar David Beckham is in talks with the University of Miami about sharing a stadium on Biscayne Bay.

Initially, Beckham revealed plans for a soccer stadium that would seat up to 25,000, but with Miami involved, the stadium would have to expand to at least 40,000 seats, according to the Miami Herald.

Miami athletic director Blake James is January said the school was not looking to break it’s 25-year lease with Sun Life Stadium.

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While the stadium would be small compared to its current home at Sun Life Stadium, which holds 75,000 fans, the venue would be closer to Miami’s campus. However, scheduling and parking would be an issue if the university were to share with Beckham’s soccer-focused group.

The Miami Herald said the Beckham group would take about 60 days to decide whether to move forward with the University of Miami.

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