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D.C. United to Consider New Stadium in Baltimore?

Baltimore has added a new twist to D.C. United's hunt for a new stadium. Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon wrote a Sept. 30 letter urging the Maryland Stadium Authority to consider the possibility of building a new soccer stadium for the team in Baltimore as part of a green mixed-use project. The new stadium would have access to light rail, Interstate 95, the Baltimore-Washington Prakway and the Camden Yards sports Complex. Demaune A. Millard, Dixon's chief of staff, and a stadium authority board member, said in an interview that the stadium could be between 17,000 and 20,000 seats.

On Tuesday, D.C. United released a statement saying that it continues to search for a long-term home and did not rule out Baltimore. "Baltimore has demonstrated its ability to work with the state to create world class facilities for the Orioles and Ravens," the statement said. "We believe a new D.C. United Stadium can be an exciting and vital economic engine and look forward to the results of the Maryland Stadium Authority study of a Baltimore City location. Our conversations with other municipalities will continue."


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