Looks like Leesburg will be the new home for the DC United headquarters and a 5000 seat stadium. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved the project for a training facility and stadium to begin playing with a minor league affiliate in 2019.
While 2019 seems a long way off, it really isn’t too far in our future. Approval has been granted to begin construction at the 50 acre Philip Bolen Memorial Park this spring 2018. It’s unclear at this point if this will be a real money maker for the county though.
As part of the deal, the county will be getting additional soccer fields for public use as well. At 2 million dollars per field, this has to be good news. The demand for field space in Loudoun is high so this will be a big bonus.
What are your thoughts on the new training facility and stadium?