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D.C. United announced today that the topping off ceremony for Audi Field will occur on Friday, Jan. 26 at 2 PM. The ceremony will commemorate the placement of the final piece of structural steel in the new soccer-specific stadium. The milestone signifies another completed phase of construction at Audi Field. 

Fans will be able to sign the final beam before it is set in place starting at 1:30 PM on Jan. 26 before the ceremony begins at 2:00 PM. There is no parking available on site—fans and media are encouraged to plan accordingly and walk to the site from the Navy Yard metro station, or Uber to the 50 Potomac Ave., drop-off point. 

United's new home in Southwest D.C. is set to officially open at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 14, when United host the Vancouver Whitecaps in the stadium's inaugural match.

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Additional information about the event will be available on in the coming days. If any media would like to attend the event, please contact Lindsay Simpson ( or Sam Legg ( for access.