This Week in South Florida: Billy Corben and David Samson

David Beckham and Jorge Mas are negotiating a 99-year, no-bid lease to develop Miami’s public Melreese County Club into their private soccer, entertainment and retail complex.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla.a – For nearly a decade, soccer icon David Beckham and his businesses partner Jorge Mas worked to get a soccer stadium in Miami.

They are now negotiating a 99-year, no-bid lease to develop Miami’s public Melreese County Club into their private soccer, entertainment and retail complex.

After a number of delays, the commission may or may not keep its date to vote on it this week.

Headlining its opposition are filmmaker Billy Corben and former Miami Marlins president David Samson, who is largely credited with pulling off the worst stadium deal for the Miami-Dade taxpayers in the history of the world.

They joined This Week in South Florida hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.


About the Authors:

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter. 

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."