WASHINGTON, DC-The major league soccer team D.C. United is now focused on building a new stadium in Washington, D.C. and says it has ruled out Baltimore in its quest to replace RFK Stadium as its home field.
Jason Levien, the MLS team’s managing partner, tells the Washington Post, “The stars are aligning in a good way for us. We’re working closely with the right people and we feel better about it today than we did three months ago, no question.” The team has been involved in a search for a new stadium in the area for the past 10 years.
D.C. United has been focusing on Buzzard Point, which is mostly an undeveloped area near Nationals Park, for a new stadium that would seat between 20,000 and 24,000 fans. D.C. United reports it has ruled out Baltimore for its new stadium. The city had offered a site near I-95 and adjacent to its other major league ballparks. See story in the Washington Post.