DC United Stadium
|Country||United States of America|
|Cost||$ 300 mln|
DC United Stadium – design description
The new stadium for DC United is planned at Buzzard Point, southern Washington. It’s the third location eyed by the club and has been under consideration since 2011. Progressing proved challenging due to ownership issues and construction of the new stadium is hoped to go forward with help of the city.
Together with acquiring land and creating a commercial hub adjacent to the stadium, the project is priced at some $300 million. The club declares to put forward half of the amount and finance the stadium, but counts on city with the remainder.
Since early design works the stadium was planned to represent a ‘European approach’, providing covered and enclosed seating bowl. Detailed renderings were presented in June 2014, soon before city council vote on the plan.
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.
Washington: Council approves financing for DC United stadium
The D.C. Council has approved spending nearly $170 million to help build a stadium for D.C. United of Major League Soccer. Stadium itself will be financed by the club.
Washington: RFK Stadium falling apart? Appeals to tear it down
The 53-year-old stadium in Washington brought fear and media attention as chunks of concrete fell right in front of the press section during football game. Renovate or demolish? Support for the second option is growing.
New design: DC United Stadium
By the time this stadium is ready, it’s going to be a decade since DC United have been trying to build their own ground. Will the latest renderings come to fruition? First answer soon, after DC Council vote.