- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia officials say they’ve finalized a deal to build a soccer stadium for D.C. United.

Monday’s announcement follows a report last week in The Washington Post that the Major League Soccer franchise was looking at potential sites in northern Virginia.

The soccer-only stadium will be located on Buzzard Point in southwest Washington, a largely neglected industrial site that’s about a mile away from Nationals Park. District leaders had already approved spending $140 million to acquire the land for the site and handing out another $40 million in tax breaks. The team will spend $150 million to build the stadium itself.

Mayor Muriel Bowser says the finalized stadium deal includes “better financial protections” for District residents.

D.C. United currently plays in aging RFK Stadium.

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