UPDATE: D.C. United Announces Stadium Plans For Buzzard Point

dcunited-newstadium2Update: D.C. United released plans for a soccer-specific stadium this morning. The agreement includes a public-private partnership for a 20,000 to 25,000 seat stadium in Southwest Washington, D.C. within the Buzzard Point area. The club expects the stadium construction to be completed in advance of the 2016 Major League Soccer season.

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D.C. United is scheduled to make a major announcement this morning in Washington, D.C. and has invited the public to be a part of it. This morning on the club’s website, D.C. United has posted details of the event, which is scheduled to take place this morning at 11 AM.

The post indicates few other details but has included the list of guests expected to be in attendance and have a role in the announcement, including Mayor Vincent C. Gray, City Administrator Allen Y. Lew, D.C. United Managing Partner Jason Levien, PEPCO President Tom Graham, Akridge Development President Matt Klein, District residents and other city officials.

The Washington Post published an article yesterday detailing the agreement reached between D.C. United and the District of Columbia for a stadium to be developed in Buzzard Point. The deal is worth approximately $300 million and includes a 20,000 seat soccer-specific stadium.

READ: Mayor Gray, D.C. United reach tentative deal on soccer stadium for Buzzard Point (Washington Post)

Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington, D.C. is also home to Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals and National Park.

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