City Paper is not for tourists
The AP reports that D.C. United—which has played at RFK Stadium since 1996—just signed a contract to play two more seasons at the aging venue, as it seeks greener pastures down at Buzzard Point. There, developers hope to build out a new neighborhood, the Post noted:
The stadium would have team offices, a club venue and underground parking. A public plaza, shopping, ticketing center and theater would line Half Street SW. The planners included images from outside other famous sporting venues, including Boston’s Fenway Park, San Diego’s Petco Park and Flushing Meadows in New York City.
Current obstacles include cash to build a stadium, and getting permission to use the land from the current owners.