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Baltimore is increasingly in the world of Washington sports mogul Ted Leonsis

Baltimore is increasingly in the world of Washington sports mogul Ted Leonsis

In his vision of the region, Ted Leonsis sees Baltimore and Washington growing and merging into a single "super city" that will one day approximate the size and influence of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

By 2050, the Washington-based sports team owner calculates, the booming metropolis will extend more than 100 miles, from Richmond, Va., to the northern edges of the Baltimore region.

Leonsis' thinking helps explain why his Monumental Sports & Entertainment recently strayed from its Washington roots and not only put an Arena Football League team in the capital, but one in Baltimore, too.

"I've always felt that Baltimore and Washington were one...

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