Posts Tagged ‘d.c. united’

Bowser Hints at Eminent Domain Use for D.C. United Stadium, With Negotiations Still Unfinished

While she didn't actually call it "eminent domain," Bowser said her office had started to discuss how to use "that process" to take the land if negotiations with Akridge don't succeed.

Gray Backs New Wizards Practice Facility, With Few Details

Gray won't commit to a location

Extra Time: Opponents of the D.C. United Stadium Deal are Quiet—for Now

No one wants to call a yellow card on soccer...for now

Ahead of Hearings, Bowser Visits “Strikingly Isolated” Soccer Stadium Site

With two committee hearings planned this week on the proposed D.C. United soccer stadium, Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser headed to Buzzard Point yesterday to tour the proposed site. Along for sherpa duty: Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, whose ward would include the soccer stadium (though he won't be representing it by the time it gets built, if it [...]

Evans Wants D.C. United Hearing Recessed for World Cup Game

Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans has caught World Cup fever.
In a letter today to D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Evans asks Mendelson to recess a hearing on the proposed D.C. United stadium set for later this month so soccer fans won't have to choose between testifying about the stadium and watching the U.S. play Germany in the final group stage game [...]

Even Tommy Wells Isn’t Sure About the D.C. United Stadium

Lame duck Mayor Vince Gray is facing a tough fight convincing the D.C. Council to back the D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point, but he shouldn't have to worry about wooing Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells. Until recently, Wells' vote was assured, since the stadium will be in his ward. Wells wasn't a passive supporter, either—after the plan was [...]

Mayoral Power Rankings: Week 6

Everybody's talking about the Post endorsement, but who will the power rankings' floating heads endorse? Read on.
1. Muriel Bowser
What: Bowser comes to this week's power rankings newly stamped with the Washington Post's seal of approval. Possibly even better for Bowser, the Post actually gave her an enthusiastic endorsement, rather than—as LL wrongly expected them to—merely saying Bowser was [...]

Morning Links

D.C. United stadium plan opposed by 59 percent of D.C. residents. [Post]
Jack Evans says Vince Gray situation reminds him of Richard Nixon. [LL]
Post ed board hits Gray again on shadow campaign questions. [Post]
Mayoral power rankings return, with a new candidate at the top. [LL]
Gray finds Supercan funding after all. [City Desk, Post]
Deputy campaign manager leaves Gray campaign after straw poll loss. [LL]
Colby [...]

Morning Links

Restrictions cause medical pot sales to lag. [Post]
D.C. United stadium pressure group states goals. [Post]
New law lets cyclists use Barnes Dances traffic lights. [Housing Complex]
Despite hearing, info on Pepco's undergrounding plan remains private for now. [Post]
Metro settles crash lawsuit. [WTOP]
Post ed board: hurray for Kaya Henderson. [Post]
Shutdown pushes Height Act meeting. [WBJ]
Shirtless thieves rob D.C. school. [WTOP]
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D.C. United Agreement Gives District a Cut of Stadium Profits

Mayor Vince Gray and D.C. United co-owner Jason Levien signed a term sheet today to build a D.C. United stadium in Buzzard Point. Here's what's in it.
The agreement includes an interesting wrinkle: profit-sharing for the District. If D.C. United makes more money on the stadium than it loses in a year and the [...]