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In the fall of 2004, Major league baseball announced the end of an era for the Montreal Expos, resulting in their immediate move to the Washington D.C. area to compete in league play starting in the spring of 2005. A temporary solution for the team to play at RFK stadium in the D.C. area has been found, however a long term solution is needed for the team who will now be known as the Washington Nationals. I am proposing for my thesis project designing a new home for the Nationals that will meet the demands of the 21st century athletic market that is increasingly looking for their stadiums to be fiscally profitable and competitive both on the field and at the box office. My focus will be broken into two parts, a 70/30 split between stadium design (70%) and urban planning (30%) during the course of this project.