Prince George's County Votes No On D.C. United Stadium

Jarrett CarterAnalyst IApril 8, 2009

I’ll admit that I don’t have a clue about the logistics and financial burden that a D.C. United stadium would place on Prince George’s County, so I’m not going to blindly rail against the County Council for it.

But, to not even study the costs or projected benefits of building a stadium is just straight-up ridiculous.

I get that economic troubles may be the reason for this rejection, and also that soccer isn’t a huge American sport has something to do with it, too.

But to refrain from looking at what it would take to build a stadium for a proven sports product is a little short-sighted, not only because of the following that the team could build within the county, but also for the jobs a stadium would create for county residents.

At least take a look.

It may not be the Washington Redskins, but soccer is certainly something P.G. socialites and blue collars could get behind if it was made available.

Heck, I’d show up just to take part.

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