Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Possible New Venue for DC United

Have you seen DC United play in RFK Stadium? It's horrible. It's 50 years old, and in this area of sports venues as entertainment centers, DC United just can't compete. After attempts to stay in the District, DC United started shopping around in suburban Virginia and Maryland.
Prince George's County just pulled the plug on a feasibility study to merely CONSIDER floating bonds worth $195 million. That's the interesting piece here... that the simple investigation into the potential economic impact was voted down 8-0. The concern is having to cover the shortfall, but would a soccer specific venue in a market as dense as the DC suburbs not have enough potential tenants?
MLS Philly is building new digs for $115 million. It's hard to imagine in this economy that there is not some locale in or adjacent to DC looking to welcome the United home and that the price can not be a bit more competitive.

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