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Report: D.C. United close to new stadium deal

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12:03 PM ET 02.16 | D.C. United's leadership is "very hopeful" of striking a deal to build a soccer stadium in Washington and end the MLS club's decade-long search for a new home in the area, Jason Levien, the team's managing partner, told the Insider. In his first comments about the proposal in several months, Levien said: "The stars are aligning in a good way for us. We're working closely with the right people and we feel better about it today than we did three months ago, no question." Levien declined to go into detail about negotiations or provide a timetable for a possible agreement. "We want to honor the process and confidentiality of the proceedings," he said. "We feel we have positive momentum and we don't want to do anything to deter it." United has targeted Buzzard Point -- a largely undeveloped area near Nationals Park in Southwest -- for a complex that would accommodate between 20,000 and 24,000 spectators and replace 52-year-old RFK Stadium as the team?'s home venue.

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