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D.C. United To Look Into Changing Its Lease At RFK Stadium, Club President Says

Faced with a difficult situation with alternative stadiums, D.C. United is looking to explore changing its lease at RFK Stadium.

WASHINGTON - MAY 5: Members of the Barra Brava supporter club of D.C. United march towards the stadium prior to game against the Colorado Rapids at RFK Stadium on May 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - MAY 5: Members of the Barra Brava supporter club of D.C. United march towards the stadium prior to game against the Colorado Rapids at RFK Stadium on May 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
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D.C. United has been caught in an awkward spot the past couple years as they play in a run-down RFK Stadium while other possibilities keep fading away. With all this in mind, team president Kevin Payne told Craig Stouffer of the Washington Examiner that the team is looking into changing the arrangements of its lease with the stadium.

"It's probably not that precise, but we recognize that there will be a moment [when the team will leave]," Payne said. "There's a lot of factors in it, including whatever our terms are here, which right now are very poor and have to be improved. From an expense standpoint, we have the worst stadium deal in the league."

One of the reasons for changing the lease would be to authorize stadium improvements. Events DC, who runs RFK Stadium, told Stouffer that they have committed to making some improvements, but can only go so far with an old stadium. RFK Stadium turned 50 this week.

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