With plans to launch a new professional cricket league in the U.S. by 2020, sports development company Global Sports Ventures LLC has chosen eight U.S. cities to develop state-of-the-art mixed-use complexes.
Washington, D.C, is one of these cities, along with New York; San Francisco; Dallas; Orlando, Florida; Atlanta; Chicago; and East Brunswick, New Jersey.
With a total estimated cost of $2.4 billion, each complex will comprise of a cricket stadium, parking, club house, restaurants, hotels, retail, residential, and office space. Each stadium is expected to cost between $70 million to $125 million with accompanying mixed-use developments costing an additional $80 million to $100 million each. [UPDATE: Each stadium will offer approximately 25,000 seats. The square footage of each proposed stadium has not yet been identified.]
According to a source at Global Sports Ventures LLC, no specific site or neighborhood have been chosen just yet. Additionally, since this project is still in the nascent stages, expect the renderings to change as further community engagement is involved.