NEW D.C. UNITED STADIUM COULD BE MOST EXPENSIVE IN MLS HISTORY

Plans to build a new stadium for D.C. United have shown that its construction could be the most expensive in MLS history.

A study commissioned by the DC council states that the move to Buzzard Point is set to cost $286.7million, with just under half that sum expected to be supplied by the district, and around 56 per cent from United themselves.

The report also forecasts that public spending in the area of the venue could exceed $2.6billion in the next 42 years, creating 1,683 new jobs.

The franchise is planning to trade land with local developers in order to acquire space for the new facility to be built.

The team currently plays at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, which has been their home since 1996, and they are due to downsize from the 45,000 capacity arena to a 20 to 25,000-seater.

Posted on 06/11/2014