DC United stadium plans receive a boost before Christmas

DC Mayor Vincent Gray is set to lodge an official legislative package regarding a soccer-specific stadium before Christmas.

DC Mayor Vincent Gray is set to lodge an official legislative package regarding a soccer-specific stadium before Christmas.

This means that DC United have taken another step forward to acquiring land to build a new venue so they can finally move out of RFK Stadium.

DCist reports that the package will see the city swap land at the Reeves Center for Buzzard Point and build a brand new stadium with real estate company Akridge surrendering control of that land whilst providing cash to make up the difference in value between the two sites.

A DC spokesperson said: "(We are) continuing to work with the council every day in the hopes of getting things finalized. With these ongoing negotiations we don’t want to comment on a certain timeline."

 
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