The Audi Field will be the home for the new DC United Stadium, a state-of-the art soccer stadium that will host a variety of sporting and cultural events, community activities, and concerts. The urban facility will have the capacity to hold 20,000 fans and will feature 31 luxury suites, bike valet, and 500,000 total square feet of mixed-use retail and residential space on site, making it a 365-day destination for fans and DC residents alike.
Fort Myer is responsible for constructing all the streetscape that is located around the public space of the stadium. This work includes installing bio-retention cells, tree pits, under-drain storm sewer inlets & pipe, trench drains, granite curb & brick gutter, concrete curb & gutter, concrete & asphalt roadway, mill & overlay,
line striping & pavement markings including bike lane painting, exposed aggregate sidewalk, concrete sidewalk, paver sidewalk, cobblestone sidewalk, along with the installation of sidewalk benches, trash cans and bike racks.
This project has been in the works and under negotiation for DC for over a decade. After a 2006 proposal failed, DC United made 2 additional stadium proposals that also failed to be built. In 2011, the club explored using the previously unused land at Buzzard Point and decided to move forward in 2013. The $300 million state-of-the-art facility is a public-private partnership that will help revitalize this neighborhood, create nearly 900 job opportunities for DC residents, and strengthen a commitment to community and fan engagement.
Jason Levien, United managing partner, says the stadium is a catalyst in the economic development of this southwest waterfront district. “This stadium, previously only a dream, is now a tangible marker of our progress.”