Soccer Stadium

DC United has a new home. The DC area gets a new soccer stadium but like the Redskins, the place is located in Prince Georges County.

The politicians and team owner go through the usual argument for the stadium, including job creation and economic development. However, as Post columnist Marc Fisher indicates, Johnson said that the team and stadium offers civic boosterism to the County.

The County Executive is being realistic and also using a justification that stadium supporters in DC have used in the past. Capital Sporting Grounds discusses how politicians wanted stadiums in DC to memorialize former Presidents and war veterans, to stage the Olympics, or to make Washington into a big time city.

There is certainly nothing wrong with wanting to enhance the reputation of your city!

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