Posts Tagged ‘stadium’

The D.C. United Stadium Deal, by the Numbers

At noon on Thursday, American productivity will grind to a halt as the country's soccer fans take to the nearest bar, office TV, or webcast to watch the U.S. soccer team fight to advance out of the group stage of the World Cup.
But for diehard D.C. soccer fans, the drama will begin two and a [...]

D.C. United Uses Polls to Nudge City on Stadium Deal

Among the many revealing results of the Washington City Paper/Kojo Nnamdi Show poll published this week was an item gauging the support for the planned D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point. Forty-four percent of respondents said they supported the city's plan, which is to fund the infrastructure and land swaps needed to build the stadium [...]

The D.C. United Stadium May Be More Popular Than Post Poll Shows

The Washington Post headline sounds damning: "Six in 10 oppose Gray's plan for funding D.C. United stadium." A recent poll, the story reports, found that "public opinion is running strongly against one of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s highest-profile initiatives, financing a new stadium for the D.C. United pro soccer team."
But Gray's top spokesman argues that story's headline and [...]

City, Developer Won’t Meet Deadline to Submit D.C. United Deal

In September, the city and the developer Akridge signed a letter of intent that laid out the process for the intended land swap to clear the way for a D.C. United soccer stadium on Buzzard Point. Akridge owns a parcel of land that the city needs to assemble the site for the stadium; D.C. plans [...]

Time to Drop the “Buzzard” From Buzzard Point?

Buzzard Point is buzzing. With the deal to bring a D.C. United stadium to the strip of land jutting into the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, the area currently occupied by such attractions as a Pepco station and a scrapyard is poised for a jolt of new development.
But as Buzzard Point transitions to [...]

Swap and Go

A first-time visitor to Allen Lew’s office would be forgiven for thinking he was a sportswriter. Four framed photos hang in his lobby. Two are of Nationals Park; the others are of local high school football fields, Coolidge and Roosevelt.
As D.C.’s city administrator, Lew is responsible for overseeing District agencies and ensuring that the city’s [...]

Mark Ein Clarifies His Role in Stadium Deal

I think it's fair to say that today's been a high water mark for D.C. scrapyard coverage. First WAMU's Patrick Madden reported that the Super Salvage scrapyard at Buzzard Point could throw a wrench in the city's plans to clear the way for a D.C. United Stadium there. Super Salvage, he wrote, wasn't eager to move, and so the [...]

In Stadium Deal, Reeves Center Swap Is a Fraction of the Battle

Mayor Vince Gray used his weekly radio address on WNEW yesterday to tout the benefits to the city of the deal to bring a new D.C. United soccer stadium to Buzzard Point. And his focus was on the land swaps that will allow the city to assemble the land for the stadium without incurring huge costs.
"The [...]

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