Soccer superstar David Beckham is in talks with a top executive at the private equity firm behind the All Aboard Florida project about funding for a new 25,000-seat stadium planned near the rail venture’s station in downtown Miami, the Miami Herald reported.
Wesley Edens, co-chairman of Fortess Investment Group and co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, is in talks with Miami Beckham United, the entity working on Beckham’s stadium effort, the Herald reported last week.
All Aboard Florida’s Brightline passenger railroad is backed by Fortress. The rail venture is building a massive train station and transportation hub in the heart of downtown Miami. The development, which spans several city blocks, is slated to include five office and residential towers.
Beckham and his investors announced in March that they had purchased land for the stadium just blocks away from All Aboard’s station site.