D.C. United have responded to fans that are disappointed with plans to relocate to a new stadium in Prince George County. Speaking to the Washington Times, club officials are very aware of fan reactions.
"We've heard from some fans in Virginia and Montgomery [County] expressing their desire for the team to remain in the city," said Doug Hicks, the club's vice president of communications. "But once we speak to them I think that, for the most part, they understand this is the only move that will allow us to have a stadium that they so much want."
With the majority of MLS teams now moving to or already located in soccer specific stadiums, moving away from vacuous American Football stadiums is a priority for the remaining teams.
"We're not looking to change or shift the paradigm here," Hicks said. "If things move forward and we end up building in Prince George's County, we'll be working with our fan base to provide information about various modes of transportation and see that the [trip] is not substantially different than going to where RFK is. And we realize that we may be attracting people who didn't think that RFK was particularly convenient."
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