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Significant Hurdles Remain In MLS DC United Stadium Deal With City Council Yet To Approve
Published July 26, 2013
LEVIEN CONFIDENT IN TEAM'S CHANCES: In DC, Steven Goff noted "formidable obstacles remain" before the deal is final, including the "city council’s blessing, land acquisition and other issues." But Levien said, "My level of confidence is high." He added the project "makes a lot of sense. It’s a win-win-win." The team and city "envision concerts, college football, soccer and lacrosse games, high school football, and international soccer matches" being held at the new stadium (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 7/25). In K.C., Tod Palmer writes the new stadium will represent a "long-sought and much-needed transition from playing in rundown RFK Stadium." MLS Commissioner Don Garber said of the deal, "That’s something the club has been working on for really 20 years" (K.C. STAR, 7/26).