D.C. United to remain at RFK Stadium for 2 seasons

WASHINGTON — D.C. United will continue playing its home games at Washington’s aging RFK Stadium for the next two seasons.

The Major League Soccer franchise and District of Columbia officials announced Thursday that it has renewed its lease for RFK for 2012 and 2013.

D.C. United has played in RFK since its inception in 1996. The stadium, built in 1961, has also been home to the Washington Redskins and baseball’s Washington Senators and Washington Nationals.

The team would like to move to a new, soccer-only facility. D.C. United president Kevin Payne says the team looks forward to “more detailed discussions with the district about a long-term stadium solution.”

Events D.C., which operates the stadium, has also announced improvements including renovated restrooms, improved concourse lighting, new bleachers and an upgraded sound system.

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