The DC Current are pleased to announce our homefield, Blazer Stadium at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Located just yards outside of the beltway, Blazer Stadium is emblematic of the sort of public facilities provided in the greater DC area: Well-maintained, logically located, multi-purpose and under long-term government stewardship.

The field itself is long and wide enough to accommodate a full-size soccer pitch, which will in turn provide an ample out-of-bounds area for MLU play. The extra space makes the field seem even larger than it is, which the DC Current believe will contribute to the home-field advantage.

The stadium provides seating on both sides of the field, and has a capacity of over 3000. In addition to hosting all of Montgomery Blair’s varsity field sports, Blazer Stadium is used for many community activities from youth and adult league play to various semi-professional teams.

The site itself, opened in 1998, is the new location of Montgomery Blair HS (previously located closer to the center of Silver Spring at the intersection of Wayne Ave. and Sligo Creek Parkway). Originally, the whole of the new athletic facilities were natural-grass surfaces. In 2008, the stadium was retrofitted with an artificial turf funded in large part through the ongoing work of Maryland’s Program Open Space, currently in its fifth decade improving and protecting open spaces throughout Maryland. The land is owned and managed by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, which was established in 1927 to both manage parks and provide more general land-use planning throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland.

Transportation to the stadium is easy via car from any direction, particularly with two parking lots (9999 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901 and 2 entrances to the University Blvd lot) to accommodate our burgeoning fan base.

Join us for the Current’s home opener against the Spinners on April 20 at 8 pm.

About The Author

Dusty played college ultimate for New York University from 1998-2002, captaining for his final three years. From 2003-2009 he filled various roles for New Jersey's Pike from deepest bench to O-line cutter, D-line handler, O-line handler, and captain before concluding his club career with an opportunity in 2010 to represent New York City on PoNY's D-line. While never qualifying for college regionals, Rhodes played at six Club Nationals in the Open Division (finishing from dead last to tied for third) and coached Drew University to a fifth place college regional finish in 2005. Dusty earned a degree in English and American Literature from NYU and spent all of his remaining energy playing pickup basketball and writing for NYU's Washington Square News.

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