A New D.C. United Stadium...Finally!
City Council Approves Funding. Stadium To Be Ready for 2017 Season
In the waning days of 2014, the D.C. Council has approved the development of the new 20,000-25,000-seat stadium for D.C. United in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest Washington. The legislation’s passage targets the opening of the stadium in 2017 and ensures that D.C. United will make the District of Columbia its home for generations to come.
“We are grateful that D.C. United’s future in our nation’s capital is secure,” said D.C. United Managing General Partner Jason Levien. “This is a historic victory for the team and its fans, the city, the region and the sport of soccer in this country."
The approval of the new stadium bill is the culmination of more than a decade of efforts, including most recently two-and-a-half years of work by D.C. United and District of Columbia leadership. In July 2012, the team’s ownership first met with the Mayor about securing a new stadium. In July 2013, they announced a signed term sheet, and an agreement was transmitted to the D.C. Council in May 2014.
BRYC Recreational Soccer has been a season ticket holder with D.C. United for many years, using up to eight tickets for every home game to reward volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their support for the recreational soccer program.