WASHINGTON — The District and D.C. United have finalized a deal to bring a soccer stadium to the city.
The final details will be announced Tuesday.
On Monday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said the agreement clarifies the size and timeline of the stadium. The Bowser Administration will submit legislation to D.C. Council for final review.
The agreement ends speculation the team could move to Loudoun County, Virginia, instead of the site at Buzzard Point.
“Thanks to the hard work of the District government and D.C. United staff, a world-class soccer stadium will call Buzzard Point home — for good,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a news release.
“This agreement will add vibrancy to a neighborhood on the banks of the Anacostia River and generate jobs for District residents as my Administration creates pathways to the middle class. With this agreement, Washington, D.C. remains the #SportsCapital, and Washingtonians stand together to declare: Vamos United!”
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) June 8, 2015