MLSE CEO Leiweke to Join David Beckham’s Group to Launch Miami MLS Franchise

October 22, 2015

Tim Leiweke, the president and CEO of Canadian sports and commercial real estate company Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), has joined David Beckham’s investment group to create a Miami Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise, according to reports.

Beckham’s group, which also contains Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure is still in negotiations with City of Miami and Miami-Dade County to build a new stadium adjacent to Marlins Park.

The former England footballer revealed recently that he was hoping to get the go ahead for the stadium within six weeks.

Tadd Schwartz a spokesman for the group refused to confirm Leiweke’s involvement in the potential new MLS franchise, but sources told the Miami Herald that Leiweke has been involved in meetings with Miami-Dade politicians over recent weeks to facilitate a deal.

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