D.C. United and Audi Partner to Deliver Sustainability-Themed Match Along with Supporting Sustainability-focused Initiatives
Match to be held on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. EST at Audi Field
WASHINGTON, D.C., (April, 2022) – D.C. United and Audi have teamed-up to deliver a sustainability-themed match to be played at Audi Field on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. EST when the Black-and-Red face-off against Austin FC. In addition to the focus on building a more electrified and sustainable future through the visibility of a thematic match day, this team up will together host several supporting initiatives to promote a sustainable lifestyle and future.
A comprehensive list of the sustainable efforts led by D.C. United and Audi tied to this theme match includes:
- Pre-Match E-Recycling Drive on Audi Drive: Powered by ForestPlanet, fans can bring small, unwanted electronic items (phones, laptops, tablets, etc.) to the match for proper recycling on Audi Drive. Every recycled item contributes to the planting of ten new trees in a reforestation project, funded in full by Audi. Items for recycling can be dropped off free of charge before entry. Additional details can be found here.
- One Tree Planted for Every Fan in Attendance: For every fan in attendance on April 16, a tree will be planted either as part of the Irente reforestation project in Tanzania or as part of the High Atlas Foundation in Morocco by ForestPlanet, funded by Audi.
- Fan Giveaway, Kraft Kit Boxes: Upon exit post the match, 5,000 plantable kraft kit boxes will be distributed to fans at the Audi Field gates. These kits, which are made from 100% recyclable materials, will contain seeds to plant either marigold flowers or wildflowers for the spring season.
“Audi is proud to partner with like-minded organization, D.C. United, to host the sustainability-themed night at Audi Field for a second year,” said Adam Perez, Audi of America experiential marketing specialist. “At Audi, we’re committed to a more sustainable future and these experiences offer soccer fans and the greater Washington, D.C. community an opportunity to join us in our commitment.”
For tickets to the Sustainability Night themed match, please visit www.dcunited.com/tickets as D.C. United host Austin FC.
About Audi of America
At Audi of America, we believe the Future is Electric. By 2025, our U.S. model lineup will be 30 percent electrified, including fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Globally, we are committed to net CO2 neutrality by 2050. In 2021, Audi sold 196,038 vehicles in the U.S. and more fully electric models than ever before, with electric vehicle deliveries up by more than 50% over 2020. Learn more about who we are and how we’re working to create a more sustainable, innovative, and inclusive future at audiusa.com or media.audiusa.com.
About D.C. United
One of the founding clubs of Major League Soccer in 1996, D.C. United are among the most decorated teams in the United States with 13 domestic and international trophies.
D.C. United have called the District home for the past 25 seasons and play their home games at Audi Field in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest, Washington, D.C, which opened in 2018. In addition to D.C. United games, the 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium hosts over 100 events year-round, including the District’s premier arts, culinary, and music festival, Unite the District Fest. Audi Field will soon be home to America’s number one sportsbook through a partnership with FanDuel Group.
The Black-and-Red have won the MLS Cup four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), the Supporters’ Shield four times (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times (1996, 2008 and 2013).