Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is scheduled for an early-morning meeting Monday with Marcelo Claure, a major investor behind David Beckham's pursuit of a soccer stadium in Miami.
The mayor's public schedule includes the 7:30 a.m. meeting between Gimenez and Claure at the county's Water and Sewer offices near Gimenez's home in the Coral Gables area. No details were available, but the confab comes just a month after Gimenez met Claure, Beckham and others in the soccer star's circle about a potential stadium.
That meeting took place at the University of Miami, as outgoing president Donna Shalala tried to broker a joint football-and-soccer stadium that both Beckham and the university could use.
At the time, a stadium next to Marlins Park around the old Orange Bowl site was considered the favored location. But the Beckham team has also been scouting privately-owned property in the Overtown area.