D.C. United and D.C. Mayor Announce Plans for Stadium
D.C. United co-owner Jason Levien and Washington D.C Mayor Vince Gray have announced plans for a $300 million project which would result in the Red and Black having a new, 20,000-seat stadium at Buzzard Point by 2016. United’s current home, Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, is a half-century-old relic. Meanwhile, most other MLS clubs have built soccer-specific stadiums in the last five to ten years.
If the plans go forward, United will pay the cost of constructing the stadium but the city will pay the cost and/or make the deals for the land, currently owned by the development firm Akridge, by Pepco, and by investor Mark Ein. Of course the deal also needs the approval of the D.C. Council, which is not a sure thing after the significant cost overruns in the building of Nationsls Park.
The stadium plan comes after years of on-again, off-again plans and announcements, and even the possibility of the team moving either to Maryland or Virginia.
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