D.C. United’s leadership is “very hopeful” of striking a deal to build a soccer stadium in Washington and end the MLS club’s decade-long search for a new home in the area, Jason Levien, the team’s managing partner, told the Insider…
United has targeted Buzzard Point — a largely undeveloped area near Nationals Park in Southwest — for a complex that would accommodate between 20,000 and 24,000 spectators and replace 52-year-old RFK Stadium as the team’s home venue.
United would finance the project but require help from the city to cover infrastructure and land acquisition costs. Pepco, a local power company, and Akridge, a developer, control the majority of the land.
This is a double boondoggle; firstly, because public investment in sports facility is generally a terrible idea, and secondly, because, oh, hey, what’s this thing over here?
Why, it’s a massive stadium just outside Washington, DC! Maybe DC United should, you know, play there?