Wednesday, January 23, 2008

DC looking at Maryland stadium option

DC United really wants to build a home in the District, however they can't wait indefinitely for this to happen. Since talks with the city are stalled, United have decided to officially consider the possibility of building their stadium in Price George's County, Maryland (just East of DC). The county has convinced the state's stadium authority to conduct a $75,000 feasibility study to figure out the economic impact of a soccer stadium on the area.

Without a doubt, the team would love to stay in DC especially with a stadium at Poplar Point, but in the end, they need to get a permanent home in order to start turning a profit. With Maryland officials seemingly much more interested in helping make this a reality, it is no shocker that the team is willing to listen to them. Add this to the bad blood from the breakdown of negotiations last summer and you've got all the makings for a move to the suburbs.

It will be interesting to see if this official move by the club causes DC officials to rethink their position.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous RFKJim said...

RFK's been a great venue for United and MLS but the time has come for a new stadium and if it's in Maryland so be it. Hey, P.G. United doesn't sound too bad! By the way, I recently came upon your blog and enjoy it a lot.

RFKJim

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Mathis said...

I agree. I love DC United in Dc & if the whole thing with polar point works out then great! If not, pg county is just as well. It's time to get out of rfk.

5:35 PM  

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