D.C. United Stadium News

New poll has 49% in support of D.C. United stadium plan, 42% against

After the controversial Washington Post poll that had 60 percent of District residents against the D.C. United stadium project, a new poll shows that 49% of likely Democratic primary voters are for the stadium project, with 42% against. The wording of the question, in particular, is key:

Now I would like your opinion on some current issues. There is a proposal to use up to $150 million in city funds to buy land where a new stadium can be built for the District’s Major League Soccer team, D.C. United. The city would maintain ownership of the property and rent it to the team for $1 per year, while the soccer team would pay to construct the actual stadium. Do you support or oppose this proposal?

It's Here: Unite D.C. for a Stadium at Buzzard Point

Legislation is very near to going before the DC Council, and the big push is finally here. By going to this site, you can quickly and easily contact your Councilmembers by email, Facebook, and Twitter - all of which make a big difference, as we've heard first-hand on multiple occasions from Councilmembers and their staffers. The entire process takes less than five minutes. Whether you are a glass-half-full-er like me or not, the time for action is now. YOU can be a part of making a DC United stadium at Buzzard Point a reality. Stand up and make yourself heard! VAMOS!!

Bowser opposed to D.C. United stadium deal

Fourth Ward councilwoman Muriel Bowser announced today that she is against swapping the Reeves Center for land for the D.C. United stadium at Buzzard Point.

New DCU stadium renderings released!

New renderings of the proposed D.C. United stadium have been released, with the team selecting Populous as the architecture firm for the project.

Erick Thohir to sell D.C. United?

The Indonesian, who personally guaranteed the debts of Inter Milan when he purchased a majority stake of the Italian club, would use the proceeds to ensure adequate cash.

Allen Lew responds to the Post's stadium poll

The District's chief negotiator in the stadium talks with D.C. United speaks out.

Reaction to the Post's stadium poll question

A few writers pick apart the poll's misleading question, and one gets philosophical.

Poll: 6 in 10 oppose public money for DCU stadium

The results of a new Washington Post poll were published this weekend, and while not the worst possible news, it's hardly positive for supporters of D.C. United and the team's long-running effort to build a new stadium on Buzzard Point in Southwest.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Welcome to SuperWeek!

All weeks are super here at Black and Red United, but only one is SuperWeek! And this is it--and we've got some news on Buzzard Point negotiations, the USMNT, fellow MLS competitors, and European soccer.

Boxing Day Freedom Kicks

Our daily links, today about D.C. United's stadium plan, tifosi, and pyramid schemes.

Stadium proposal to DC Council this week

The District held a public meeting about the disposition of the Reeves Center, which is hoped to be the keystone to the land swaps for D.C. United's stadium deal; today, Vincent Gray said he expects to have a proposal this week.

Yahoo-baseball

Freedom Kicks: Onalfo vs. Kreis

Our morning link roundup is back starting today, with a rotating cast of writers ready to bring you what lies beyond the walls of our little corner of paradise here at B&RU.

District to miss year-end stadium deadline

Washington D.C. will miss the year-end deadline to bring the land swaps to a vote before the council, in what is being called an "overly ambitious timeline." However, it does not seem as though disaster has struck.

City misses 1st deadline on Buzzard Point proposal

Last Friday was the deadline for Mayor Gray's administration and developer Akridge to submit a land swap proposal to the D.C. Council for approval. That deadline was not met, opening the door to cascading delays in the ongoing soccer stadium saga.

Imagining DCU's New Stadium: A Tour of Camp Nou

D.C. United's new stadium won't be Camp Nou, but it can incorporate some of the best elements from Europe's largest stadium. Take a tour of Barcelona's hallowed ground with B&RU and get some ideas of features you'd like to see at Buzzard Point.

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