Sept. 15, 2016
For the first time since January, D.C. United have released updated renderings of the new stadium, tentatively named D.C. United Stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2018. Take a look below at the Black-and-Red's new home in Southwest D.C.
- At the corner of Potomac Ave. and Half St. is a 65,000 square foot public plaza that will also serve as a game day festival plaza and queuing area for the main gate. The plaza will function as a meeting spot and focal point of the fan experience on matchdays, with food and beverage vendors, live music, broadcast set, merchandise for sale and corporate partnership activation areas. The Plaza will include a sculpture of “D.C. United” and a non-game day splash fountain. Furthermore, the plaza area also will include a shaded (tree canopy) seating area and a structural canopy area for more shade.
- On days without a match, a fountain will surround the D.C. United structure and food vendors will be able to serve pedestrians.
1st St. Realignment
- 1st St., which has been realigned as a private two-way road along the east side of the stadium, will be open to the public and provide a direct connection for cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians toward the waterfront through the stadium site. On matchdays, when the plaza hosts pre- and post-game activities, this road will be closed.
- D.C. United offices are located on the south side of the structure, next to the bike valet.
- The sidewalk along the east side of 2nd Street, adjacent to the stadium, will include parklets to provide an unconventional but active and engaging experience for pedestrians and fans. The parklets will include seating areas and bike parking.
April 25, 2016
D.C. United are one step closer in the journey towards their new home in southwest Washington after players and staff joined Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and other District officials for a demolition event in preparation for the groundbreaking for a new soccer stadium at Buzzard Point.
“Buzzard Point’s future is bright – and this soccer stadium will make it that much brighter,” said Mayor Bowser. “D.C. is proud of our hometown soccer team, and today, we move closer to having a new home for D.C. United.”
The $300 million state-of-the-art facility is a public-private partnership that will help revitalize a neighborhood on the banks of the Anacostia River, create nearly 900 job opportunities for District residents, and strengthen a commitment to community and fan engagement.
"This building signifies the next step in our club's evolution, yet will continue to represent our core values as we become a catalyst in the economic development of this southwest waterfront district," said Jason Levien, United managing partner. "This stadium, previously only a dream, is now a tangible marker of our progress. Very soon we will hear the opening whistle for the first time, right here."
April 20, 2016
Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. United, and the District of Columbia invite fans and media members to join the club on April 25 at the site of the club’s future home in Buzzard Point to witness the first steps of the demolition process in preparation for the groundbreaking of the new stadium.
January 19, 2016
D.C. United released three new renderings of the stadium at Buzzard Point. To join the priority list for the new stadium, click here to purchase your 2016 Season Ticket package.
Half St. and Potomac Ave. Aerial
Half St. and Potomac Ave. Entry
September 30, 2015
D.C. United are one step closer to a permanent home. Today the District of Columbia and D.C. United released the following statement after the District filed for eminent domain to acquire site control at Buzzard Point in preparation for construction of a new soccer stadium:
“The District of Columbia and D.C. United are moving forward on a soccer stadium that will transform a neighborhood on the banks of the Anacostia and generate hundreds of new jobs for District residents. We have created the best deal for the District, its residents, D.C. United and its fans."
Secure priority seating for Buzzard Point by joining the Black-and-Red. 2016 Season Tickets are now on sale.