MLS’s D.C. United Close to Deal to Stay at RFK Stadium

February 8, 2012

D.C. United look like they will continue to play at the RFK stadium for the team’s 17th season after a agreement was reached.

Both the club and RFK stadium are close to reaching an agreement on a new lease that will keep the MLS club playing at the 51 year old facility.  RFK Stadium currently has no other tenants.

There had been speculation that the club would seek another viable, drug more cost-friendly solution as they explored the idea of a new stadium (playing games at the University of Maryland had previously been considered), ed but with D.C. United’s MLS season beginning on March 10th, any idea of an alternative solution has at least temporarily, been put on hold.  

D.C. United President Kevin Payne said: “We obviously awkwardly have not made a formal announcement yet, but given the timing I think it’s safe to assume we will be playing at RFK.  We do expect an announcement shortly of a new relationship with Events D.C.”

As for potentially playing in a new stadium, talks are still continuing, with many hopeful that a new stadium deal is completed due to the District’s improving financial shape.