DC United, Local Government Reaching Stadium Deal

DC United, Local Government Reaching Stadium Deal

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 25, 2013
  • DC United Stadium, Features

It sure has been a long time coming.

According to multiple reports out of the nation’s capital that broke on Wednesday evening, D.C. United and the office of the mayor of Washington are set to announce a stadium deal on Thursday morning. The Washington Post says a tentative agreement has been reached to build a 20,000-seat stadium for the team on Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington. D.C. United has already sent out a press release stating that the two sides are going to make a major announcement this morning.

The reported stadium site is mere blocks from Nationals Stadium, where the local Major League Baseball team calls home, and on prime Washington real estate.

According to the Post, several aspects of the agreement were not yet finalized and required approval from the D.C. Council. As stated, the District of Columbia and D.C. United would split the costs for the project, with the city providing funds to prepare the site.

The club also issued these renderings of the proposed stadium. Holy smokes.

But like with all stadium deals. I’ll believe it is real when the shovels are in the ground.