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The most expensive professional soccer stadium in America will be built in the nation’s capital.
More than 15 months after plans for a new soccer stadium at D.C.’s Buzzard Point came out, a study says it would definitely spark new economic growth. But it would also be the most expensive Major League Soccer stadium in history, and the proposal as it stands may short-change the District, according to a new study commissioned by the D.C. Council.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray plans to submit legislation to the D.C. Council outlining his plan to build a stadium for Major League Soccer’s D.C. United.
This week on the Upper 90 Show, Robert Bode is joined — as always — by Brendan Darr, Justin McMahan and Austin Sanders to discuss the biggest topics in soccer. The guys start off the show discussing the newest squad additions at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and if the French club is a true contender for the Champions League title after acquiring centre back Thiago Silva and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from AC Milan. D.C. area soccer fans will be able to see PSG this summer, when they face DC United at RFK Stadium on July 28th.
DC United defender Brandon McDonald and Craig Stouffer, who covers DCU for the Washington Examiner, join the Upper 90 Soccer Show to discuss the season thus far and Sunday’s rivalry match against the New York Red Bulls.
DC United has renewed its lease with the city and will continue playing its home games at Washington’s aging RFK Stadium for the next two seasons.