RFK Is All Soccer

RFK Is All Soccer

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 26, 2007
  • 4 Comments

Baseball is gone for good as far as RFK Stadium is concerned. DC United fans now have the place to themselves after sharing the stadium with the Washington Nationals for three years.

With the Nationals getting their own baseball park in the Nation’s Capital, RFK can go back into soccer-only mode. Which got me thinking…with all the problems that DC has had in getting a soccer-specific-stadium over the last few years, should United just stick it out in RFK and put up some cash to improve it instead of dealing with local politics in getting a new stadium?

I know most people will think that the new stadium is the way to go (which I do too), but the setup for the rest of the season and into next year (and who knows how long after that) is almost that of a soccer-stadium when you think about it.

In the short run its more of a temporary solution until all of that political mombo-jumbo gets resolved and DC can build that stadium that looked so beautiful in those photos that ran across the net a while back. I know RFK is old and the food is below par and well a lot of things are below par, but when it all boils down it may be the best stadium in the league history in regards to games played there and the home club itself.

Yes, a club like DC deserves their own stadium, all to themselves, but right now the way I see it, they do have their own stadium. And that may be good enough for a few more seasons.

What’s your take on the DC soccer stadium situation? Love the tradition of RFK or are you begging for a new stadium?

  • Dave O.

    No matter what RFK gets torn down. No point in putting money into a sinking ship.

  • Longshoe

    RFK will have to go sooner or later, but it's nice to have while the new stadium situation gets worked out. Is there any kind of definitive date on when RFK is getting torn down? Hopefully it can hold out until the political process on the new stadium is done.

  • Dave O.

    No matter what RFK gets torn down. No point in putting money into a sinking ship.

  • RFK will have to go sooner or later, but it’s nice to have while the new stadium situation gets worked out. Is there any kind of definitive date on when RFK is getting torn down? Hopefully it can hold out until the political process on the new stadium is done.