MLS Wants to Know: Can Baltimore Support a Team (Maybe DC United)?

November 02, 2011 | WNST Staff

Major League Soocer (MLS) Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Russ Findlay blanketed Baltimore sports fans Tuesday with an email survey in an attempt to find out the viability of the league in the market.

There has been reported interest between the league and the city about a soccer specific stadium in the Westport area. Earlier this year, MLS Commissioner Don Garber described Charm City as a “viable option” for a potential relocation of Washington’s DC United franchise-which has been struggling to find a new stadium deal to replace their aging home RFK Stadium.

The message from Findlay read as follows…

Dear MLS Fan,

As the Major League Soccer playoffs build toward MLS Cup, we are busy looking ahead to the future of our League. As a part of this planning, we are conducting research in Baltimore to help determine the viability of the market as a potential future home of an MLS Club. As a soccer supporter from that area, we’d appreciate a few moments of your time to complete the attached survey. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Click here to take survey now.

Sincerely,

Russ Findlay
Chief Marketing Officer
Major League Soccer

The survey, hosted by the website “Turnkey Surveyor” appears to be live for anyone, not just those included on Findlay’s mass email.

The questions in the survey are very specific about the interest of the sport, the interest of the league, the interest of DC United and the interest of a team playing in the Westport neighborhood in general.

So, Baltimore-this is your chance to answer the question. Is Baltimore a viable option for DC United/MLS?

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