- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 12, 2009
- 12 Comments
- DC United Stadium, Popular Point Stadium, Prince George's County, Stadium Talk
Remember the Popular Point Stadium? Yeah, that project died a while back.
Now it appears that DC United could be moving their next door neighbor in Maryland and build a stadium in Prince George’s County.
According to Steve Goff, the club is going to partner up with the county and the state to build a stadium. The team and county leaders have scheduled a news conference Monday to announce that they will introduce a legislative bill in the state house authorizing United to move to the county and work with the Maryland Stadium Authority.
United is committed to building a 24,000 seat urban stadium in Prince George’s, MacFarlane told the Marylane legislators. He said the team is looking at three sites — two at the Morgan Blvd. Metro Station and one at the Largo Town Center Metro Station.
A source close to the team told the Washington Post that United “tried for two years with the city. I’m quite optisimtic about this happening, but we’ve got a long way to go before it becomes a reality. A million things could go wrong, but everything looks good.”
Its still a bit early but at least the ball is actually rolling on this stadium project for once. As we all know DC is the club that needs new digs. Its a big wait and see for now but I’m okay with the club being out of DC if it means they get a stadium.