New DC United Stadium

Key facts

Club: DC United | Capacity: 20,000 seats | Scheduled opening: 2018 | Status: proposed

Description

DC United have long sought to build a new soccer-specific stadium that would replace the too large and ill-suited RFK Stadium as their permanent home. First plans for a move were made around 2005 and in subsequent years different plans followed, however all were abandoned due to a mix of lack of funding and lack of support from the local council.

In 2011, plans circled in on a proposed site at Buzzard Point in the south of DC, not far from the Nationals Park baseball stadium. In these plans, the new DC United stadium would be part of a larger regeneration project for the area which would involve investments in residential and commercial developments.

Subsequent delays, however, further stalled the plans until a final agreement with the Washington DC council was announced in June 2015. The club is now awaiting the confirmation of the compulsory purchase of the land the stadium is to stand on.

The new DC United Stadium is proposed to have a capacity of between 20,000 and 25,000 seats.