In a recent story of Maryland, it appears that D.C. United is moving closer to a full time move to Prince George’s County. United currently plays in crumbling RFK Stadium and has been trying for years to get financing to build along the Anacostia River at Poplar Point. According to reports, United pays $1.3 million annually to rent out RFK, but does control concessions and parking. Would the move to Maryland really be benficial?
Obviously, it all comes down to money, and Victor McFarlane has quite a track record in real estate. In this econmic climate can P.G. County make an attractive pitch to bring the team? MacFarlane must think so. A press conference is scheduled for Monday according to the Washington Post, so we will keep an eye on the situation.
Many United fans are upset by a potential move to the suburbs, and I tend to agree (compare the attendance/atmosphere in Dallas and Toronto to see the importance of an urban fanbase). However, P.G. County is on the Metro, so perhaps United will get the best of both worlds.