Photo courtesy of the Catholic University of America

The D.C. Current are pleased to announce the location of their home stadium for the 2014 season.

The team will be leaving Blazer Stadium (Silver Spring, Md.) to take up residence in the the heart of Washington, D.C. at Cardinal Stadium located on the Catholic University of America campus.

Cardinal Stadium is located in trendy Northeast Washington in the Brookland neighborhood and is a quick 15-minute walk from the Brookland-CUA Metro station on the Red Line.

The stadium seats 3,500 and boasts a state-of-the-art synthetic FieldTurf surface and a Daktronics scoreboard, installed in 2007. Bleachers are located on the eastern side of the stadium and is separated from the playing field by an eight-lane track.

“We’re very excited about Catholic University,” said D.C. Current General Manager Matt Dewhurst. “Having a stadium venue in the city, accessible by Metro, at a major university really provides us with a great opportunity to continue to elevate the fan experience for the Current fanbase.”

The stadium is maintained by Catholic University Athletics and is home to the Catholic University football, field hockey, lacrosse and track and field teams and has also played host to numerous D.C. area sporting events.

The Brookland neighborhood is aptly nicknamed “Little Rome” due to the cluster of Catholic institutions in the neighborhood, centered around Catholic University. The neighborhood is bounded by 9th Street NE, Rhode Island Avenue, South Dakota Avenue and Michigan Avenue.

Along with Catholic University, the neighborhood is home to Trinity University, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Mount St. Sepulchre Franciscan Monastery, and is located near The President Lincoln and Soldiers’ Home National Monument. The Brookland-CUA Metro station is a short commute via train to Union Station, Chinatown or the National Mall.

Accessing the stadium is easy via public transportation or car from D.C., Maryland or Virginia.

Join us for the Current’s home opener against the Boston Whitecaps on April 19, 2014 at noon.

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