U.S. Soccer Foundation


Soccer Complex And Training Facility Feasibility Analysis

In 2000 the U.S. Soccer Foundation selected B&D to analyze a 50-acre site in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC that would serve as a 13-field community soccer complex and the headquarters and training facility of the Major League Soccer team, DC United. The U.S. Soccer Foundation needed to determine if the site had the capacity for the program requirements, and to calculate the approximate costs for developing the land. Additionally, the foundation needed to determine the feasibility of making the improvements based on the acquisition criteria established by the owner of the land, Fairfax County, Virginia. We analyzed the schematic diagrams that had been produced, toured the site, and determined its maximum capacity for construction and fields and its required infrastructure improvements. Along with this analysis we prepared a detailed program of requirements with an outline of projected construction costs for all items. Our analysis gave the foundation the requiste knowledge to decide whether the proposed land costs were reasonable, and equipped them to apply this knowledge in its negotiations with Fairfax County. With our insight, the foundation understood that the best approach was not to purchase the land, but rather to continue searching for a more ideal site.