Already, sports fans in the D.C. area are sure to be excited for a brand new D.C. United stadium, dubbed Audi Field, in the District’s Buzzard Point neighborhood. Now, it looks like there are plans for more.
Bisnow reports that D.C. United has finalized a tentative deal with Loudoun County, Virginia, for a 5,000-seat stadium for the soccer club’s second-division team. The complex will include four soccer fields, a training facility, office space, and a youth development program. The stadium would be located in Leesburg, Virginia, at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park.
Still, the deal needs to go before the county Board of Supervisors in January for approval. If approved, Loudoun County, Virginia, will provide $15 million in financing as well as the needed land for the project, as reported by Washington Business Journal.
In comparison to Audi Field, this stadium will be much smaller. D.C.’s new stadium is expected to offer 20,000 seats as well as 14,000 square feet of retail and a 40,000-square-foot public plaza. The delivery is expected by 2018.
• D.C. United picks Northern Virginia site for second-division team, stadium [Washington Business Journal]