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Study talks up revenue potential for new D.C. stadium


Somebody remind me, how many times did Lucy pull the football away from Charlie Brown before ol’ Chuck finally figured it out, finally decided he was being naïve about it all?

Oh, that’s right. He never did.

Well, call me Charlie Brown, but I still get a little excited when I see stadium news out of Washington, D.C., an MLS market that so desperately needs a dedicated facility – one that’s not a broken bolt or two away from being officially condemned.

Here’s the latest volley of facility optimism out of the nation’s capital.

A study has just been discovered that says a new 24,000-seat D.C. Untied stadium would cost at least $157 million, but might just generate more than $7 million a year in tax revenue.

Fans that have followed the most troubled hill of Don Garber Valley (facility-wise, that is) know all too well: studies and press conferences regarding facility development, even when they seem to hold so much promise, have reliably devolved into fool’s gold.

A study doesn’t move the effort to get out of dilapidated RFK Stadium very far, but it’s something. And in case this turns into something – and someday, hopefully, one of these will – you are now up to speed.