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MLS Hosts Town Hall Meeting For Proposed Queens Stadium At Flushing Meadows

MLS on Tuesday night hosted a town hall meeting at Queens Theater in Flushing Meadows Corona Park that “gave the league an opportunity to present its plan to build the stadium at the eastern end” of the site, according to David Picker of the N.Y. TIMES. The league during the two-hour meeting “answered questions from the audience and highlighted the support it had mustered from the community, business leaders and local politicians.” Practically everyone in attendance “seemed to favor the proposed stadium.” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said, “Our goal is to be one of the top soccer leagues in the entire world by 2022. This stadium will help us achieve that” (N.Y. TIMES, 12/6). Meanwhile, in DC, Jonathan O’Connell reported District officials have “entered preliminary discussions with Pepco over the feasibility of building a soccer stadium for D.C. United where the utility’s generation and substation facilities are located on Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C.” Pepco’s property “constitutes a major portion of the footprint for a new stadium based on the plans that D.C. United officials began vetting with District officials in 2010” (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 11/30).
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