DC United, District Officials Reach Tentative Deal For Stadium Site
MLS DC United and DC Mayor Vincent Gray today are expected to announce that the team and District officials have reached a preliminary $300M deal to build a 20,000-seat stadium on Buzzard Point. The deal "could end a decade-long search" by the team for a new venue, allowing it to leave RFK Stadium. United Managing Partner Jason Levien said that the club "has yet to decide whether to build a 20,000-seat stadium with room for expansion or build 25,000 seats at the start." United "would be granted a 25- to 35-year lease for the land" (WASHINGTON POST, 7/25).