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REPORT: David Beckham and Donna Shalala to meet re: Stadium

Thursday evening, a report broke about a meeting that many Miami fans have been anxiously awaiting.

Could David Beckham deliver the Miami Hurricanes a new home stadium?
Could David Beckham deliver the Miami Hurricanes a new home stadium?
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On Thursday afternoon, reports started to surface about an impending meeting that could give Miami Hurricanes fans something they've long pined for:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Breaking: David <a href="">#Beckham</a> to meet in Miami Fri w/outgoing <a href="">#UM</a> prez Donna Shalala, <a href="">#MLS</a> commish Garber re: possible co-stadium. <a href="">@MiamiHerald</a></p>&mdash; Michelle Kaufman (@kaufsports) <a href="">May 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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The triumverate of Beckham, Shalala, and MLS commissioner Garber has the kind of power brokers that could come together to make a new stadium project happen. Beckham has been insistent that his MLS franchise find its home in Miami, not Broward County (greater Ft. Lauderdale area for those who aren't from South Florida). Shalala has said The U is open to other locations/stadiums in which to play its football games, but until such an option exists, the Hurricanes will remain at SunLife Stadium.

This is one of the most discussed topics for Canes fans. Even if you take a look at some of the SOTU archives, you can find pieces like one this about finding/building the Canes a new stadium.

A meeting is far from a finalized proposal or a lease agreement to move. It is, however, something to keep your eye on.

I would ask you to leave a comment below, but I have a feeling you were going to do that anyways.

More on this as it becomes available.

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