WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 24, 2023) – D.C. United and Audi have partnered for a sustainability-themed match at Audi Field on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. EST when the Black-and-Red face-off against Charlotte FC. In addition to the focus on building a more electrified and sustainable future through the visibility of a thematic match day, D.C. United and Audi will also host several supporting initiatives to promote a sustainable lifestyle and future.
A comprehensive list of the sustainably minded efforts led by D.C. United and Audi tied to this theme match includes:
- Electrify America: Audi will showcase its residential HomeStationTM charger and latest generation DC fast public charger, which are helping make the world a more sustainable place by encouraging electric vehicle adoption through access to charging infrastructure and education.
- One Tree Planted for Every Fan in Attendance: For every fan in attendance on April 29, a tree will be planted via ForestPlanet in support of a critical reforestation project on the Indian Ocean coast, funded by Audi.
- Fan Giveaway, Audi Drawstring Bags: Upon exit, 5,000 Audi-branded drawstring bags, which are made from 100% recyclable materials, will be distributed to fans at the Audi Field gates.
- Electric Vehicle Displays: Audi Field is home to three prominent vehicle displays showcasing some of Audi’s fully electric fleet. Near the Gate A and C entrances, fans can take a look at the new Audi Q8 e-tron, the Audi Q4 e-tron, and RS e-tron GT.
“Audi is proud to partner with like-minded organization, D.C. United, to host the sustainability-themed night at Audi Field for a third year,” said Adam Perez, Audi of America brand partnerships & experience senior 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.”
“Electrify America is glad to offer consumers both residential and public charging options to help them make the transition to electrified mobility,” said Rachel Moses, senior director of sales & marketing, Electrify America. “Furthermore, they can feel proud that every kWh delivered to their vehicle on our DC Fast charging network is backed by 100% renewable energy.”
For tickets to the Sustainability Night themed match, please visit www.dcunited.com/tickets.
About Audi of America
At Audi of America, we believe the future is electric. By 2025, our U.S. model lineup will be at least 30 percent electrified, including fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Globally, we are committed to net CO2neutrality by 2050. In 2022, Audi sold 186,875 vehicles in the U.S., sold more fully electric models than ever before, and achieved a record-breaking year in after sales. 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).
About Electrify America
Electrify America LLC, the largest open DC fast charging network in the U.S., is investing more than $2 billion in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education and access. The investment will enable millions of Americans to discover the benefits of electric driving and support the build-out of a nationwide network of ultra-fast community and highway chargers that are convenient and reliable. Electrify America will be expanding to 49 states and the District of Columbia, supporting increased ZEV adoption with a network that is comprehensive, technologically advanced and customer friendly.
Electrify America earned the 2020 and 2021 “EV Charging Infrastructure Best-in-Test” award from umlaut, an infrastructure and benchmarking specialist, now part of Accenture, as published in Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine. Electrify America’s Electrify Home® offers home charging solutions for consumers with flexible installation options. Electrify Commercial® provides expert solutions for businesses looking to develop electric vehicle charging programs.
For more information, visit www.electrifyamerica.com and media.electrifyamerica.com.