We are thrilled that D.C. United’s future in our nation’s capital is secure. The most storied club in Major League Soccer will have a stadium of its own following final approval of the District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Act of 2014 by the D.C. Council. It is a victory for the team and its fans, the city, the region and the sport of soccer in this country.
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It was our goal to find the team a permanent home when our ownership group formed in 2012. We have worked closely with numerous city leaders, including Mayor Vincent Gray, City Administrator Allen Lew, Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser, Council Members Jack Evans and David Grosso and the rest of the D.C. Council. We salute their dedication. We are also grateful to our fans and all of those throughout the city and the region who have supported the stadium effort.
This is a moment that is the final product of a collective effort of all of those, on and off the field, who have ever worn the Black-and-Red and proudly represented D.C. United over the last two decades. The championships won by the players, the atmosphere created by our supporters, and the tireless efforts of our staff in the community have together forged this club’s storied history. The realization of a new stadium is a tribute to their unwavering dedication.
Our new stadium will generate jobs and economic activity. Our new stadium will add to the positive development already taking place along the Anacostia waterfront. It will be a venue that makes its neighbors proud; it will help our city become the nation’s soccer capital.
We are United for our future.