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D.C. United Releases Snazzy Renderings Of Its New Stadium

D.C. United posted new renderings of the stadium planned for Buzzard Point, and promised that more will be “dropping all week long!”

They’re not too much of a departure from renderings the soccer team released in January, which show a partial roof to allow for yearlong activity, among other elements. Architecture firm Populous is behind the new stadium.

In fall 2015, the city filed paperwork to seize the Buzzard Point land from developers using eminent domain. This April marked a demolition ceremony featuring Mayor Muriel Bowser.

The stadium is expected to cost around $300 million, which will be split between D.C. and the team. D.C. United chose its contractor this July, signing a $150 million contract with Turner Construction, Washington Business Journal reported.

While the project is slated to take between 14 and 18 months to complete, according to The Washington Post, the team has said that it will not play games at RFK Stadium after the 2017 season. That means that DCU could “end up starting the 2018 campaign with several away dates before debuting at Buzzard Point.”

This weekend’s D.C. United match gave a good reason: rainfall flooded the stadium.

Source: dcist