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UniteDC at FiestaDC! Attendees give the thumbs up to the legislation to build a new soccer stadium and engage some advocacy! read the full story

District, D.C. United to Host Community Open House for Proposed Soccer Stadium in Buzzard Point

Community invited for planning updates on transportation, environment, jobs and more

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D.C. United Stadium Follows Tradition of Public, Private Sectors Working Together in City’s Renewal

The District of Columbia’s decades-long drive to revitalize its neighborhoods and establish itself as one of the world’s most attractive urban centers has required business and government to cooperate to create unique catalysts for redevelopment and growth. Starting with Metro in the ‘70s through the rejuvenation of Chinatown and U Street NW to today’s renewal of Northeast DC’s Atlas District, the public and private sectors have shared the burdens and benefits of creating new places to work, live and play.

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As hearing approaches, United stadium backers practice their pitch

There is little doubt that Washington-area sports fans have fallen for soccer. Sunday’s World Cup match between the U.S. and Portugal received a 13.3 overnight television rating in Washington, the highest by far of any place in the country.

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Public hearing for potential D.C. United stadium at Buzzard Point set for Thursday

The fate of a possible new soccer-specific stadium for D.C. United at Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington, D.C. could start to become a little clearer at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 26 as the D.C. Council holds its first joint public hearing on the proposal.

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Here is the testimony I plan to deliver at Thursday’s D.C. Council stadium hearing

On Thursday morning in the Wilson Building just down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, three D.C. Council committees will hold a joint hearing on the District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Development Act of 2014. Which is to say, they’ll hold a hearing on the proposed plan that would allow D.C. United to build a […]

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D.C. tops TV markets in World Cup opener ratings

Brazil was not the only winner on the opening day of the World Cup. Washington won the ESPN ratings race. D.C.’s TV market was first in the nation with a 5.1 rating, edging Boston (5.0), Miami-Fort Lauderdale (4.7), Los Angeles (4.6) and New York (4.5). The next five were San Francisco, Hartford, Providence, Austin and Orlando.

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The D.C. United stadium deal is good for the city: Pass it now

If the D.C. Council does not approve the deal for a new D.C. United soccer stadium, the deal will die. D.C. United will leave. And Buzzard Point will languish for another decade. I hate to say it, but it is as simple as that.

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Washington, DC, mayor announces city has reached stadium deal with DC United

D.C. United’s search for a home to call their own took an important step forward on Friday, as Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray announced that the city and club had reached an agreement for a soccer-specific stadium, and that he has submitted the proposal to the D.C. Council, the city’s legislative branch.

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