|Country||United States of America|
|Cost||$ 300 mln|
|Construction||27/02/2017 - 06/2018|
|Design||Populous, Marshall Moya Design|
|Contractor||Turner Construction Company|
Audi Field – design description
Updated renderings of the planned new stadium for DC United were released in August 2015 and very significantly from the 2014 initial vision. Instead of roof covering all stands only two sides would be protected from elements, while seating layout and grandstand construction varies.
What remains unchanged is the location at Buzzard Point, capacity of 20,000+ and the plan of building additional commercial spaces, including a hotel, just north-east of the stadium itself.
The state-of-the-art facility will feature 31 luxury suites, a bike valet, and a total of 500,000 total square feet of mixed-use retail and residential space on site.
New stadium: Audi Field opened with a glitch
While D.C. United were celebrating the dream-come-true with #UnitedAtHome hashtag, hundreds of fans were chanting in protest outside, as their groups have been excluded. Not exactly the right mood for such a festive occasion.
Washington, D.C.: RFK Stadium sees end of MLS football
On October 22 the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium saw its very last football game. After Redskins, now it's time for DC United to find a new home.
Washington D.C.: Scheduling games at Audi Field is a challenge
As construction continues on schedule, D.C. United are still unsure about their home-game schedule for the 2018 MLS season. Audi Field won't be ready by mid-season so they might have to use an alternative venue.
Washington DC: How the Audi Stadium can improve DC United's form in MLS
With 75% of MLS now already playing at "soccer specific" stadiums, it's high time for DC United to join the pack. After all, they helped create the league and have a poor record at RFK Stadium this season.
Washington: D.C. United get final permit
As early work is already ongoing on the site of Audi Field, D.C. United managed to secure the final paperwork needed to go on with their new stadium. A BlackAndRedUnited.com report.
Washington, DC: Audi lands DC United naming rights
Audi Field – that’s the name DC United new stadium will have when it opens in 2018. But while sponsorship is secured, construction still can’t get off the ground.
Washington DC: United’s final approval in February?
DC United still have to wait for their new stadium to get the green light. The club needs to address further questions from the Zoning Committee and Buzzard Point residents.
Washington DC: DC United stadium late again
With groundbreaking now expected as late as 2017, the new DC United stadium won’t be ready ahead of the 2018 MLS season. How late it will be is still the question.
Washington: Contractor selected for DC United stadium
D.C. United has awarded a $150 million contract to Turner Construction Co. to build its Buzzard Point soccer stadium, an important step toward the Major League Soccer team's goal of starting the 2018 season in the Capitol Riverfront.
Washington DC: Clearing begins for DC United Stadium
Washington mayor herself began the clearing of Buzzard Point, where the new DC United Stadium will be built in early 2018. Actual groundbreaking to follow within weeks.
Washington DC: Here’s the future of RFK Stadium
It will be 55 years old this October and there’s not much life left for RFK Stadium. The building will be demolished and here are two options of how the entire area of Washington DC can be reinvented.
Washington DC: United design too rough, but approved
The DC Zoning Commission pushed DC United stadium plan forward, but not without concerns. Primarily over aesthetics as the design requires “a little more maturity”. Bizjournals.com report.
USA: DC United closer to new stadium
Washington DC met the deadline and acquired all of the land at Buzzard Point, where future stadium of DC United will stand. The club used the occasion to release a fresh rendering.
New design: DC United’s new home at last?
It’s not the first, but perhaps will be the last concept presented to DC United fans. Much more modest than the version shown last year, but finding a home after two decades in MLS sounds nice either way.