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Posted at 1:28 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Yes to a soccer stadium, but not near Nats Park

By Dan Malouff

DCist reports that DC United is considering four sites in the city for a potential soccer stadium, and that one of the sites is a couple of blocks from the Nationals baseball stadium on South Capitol Street. DCist says:

The idea of a sporting complex featuring a United stadium near the Nationals’ home field is certainly something which makes some sense, mimicking other cities who have a similar arrangement like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

Other cities may do it, but it’s a bad idea. While the prospect of an in-town soccer stadium certainly has potential, it would be a mistake to locate it in the same neighborhood as the baseball stadium, or any other large sports facility.

[Continue reading Dan Malouff's post on BeyondDC.com.]

Dan Malouff is an Arlington County transportation planner who blogs independently at BeyondDC.com. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Dan Malouff  | January 19, 2011; 1:28 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., DC United, HotTopic, sports, stadium  
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Comments

Yes to a stadium, and yes near Nats Park, or at the NY/FLA area.


This is an MLS 24k stadium, not the mamoth NFL stadiums american football use.

Gallery place is a teenscene chain-store hell hole. But it is better than it was (minus the actual chinese restuarants that used to be there). Verizon center has done nothing for 6th St - leaving it as "the back side" of nothingness.

There would be no harm in putting DCUnited stadium near the Nationals.

Posted by: Greent | January 19, 2011 2:28 PM | Report abuse

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