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D.C. United's Owner Says Team Headed to Prince George's

Rosalind Helderman

Victor MacFarlane, owner of the D.C. United soccer team, said today that he is committed to moving the soccer team to Prince George's County. Meeting with state senators from the county in Annapolis, he said the team wants to build a 24,000 seat "urban stadium" in the county.

"We think there will be a huge benefit to bringing DC United to Prince George's County," he said.

He said the team is looking at three sites of the stadium, two at the Morgan Boulevard Metro Station and one at the Largo Town Center Metro Station.

He said the team will pay 25 percent of the cost of building the stadium and will also propose using tax revenue generated at the stadium to help fund its construction. A press conference is scheduled for Monday to provide further details.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 12, 2009; 5:12 PM ET
Categories:  Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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Who is going to pay the other 75% of the cost of the stadium? Both Maryland and P.G. County are running huge deficits.

Posted by: robinfickerofrobinrealty | February 13, 2009 3:25 AM | Report abuse

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