A $300 million stadium in D.C. carries a big price tag -- are Washingtonians ready to spend it?
WASHINGTON — D.C. United soccer has released renderings of a new, proposed soccer stadium that is planned for Buzzards Point in Southwest D.C., but it is not clear yet when the D.C. council will vote for it, if at all.
The cost to the city is estimated at $161 million, which would include moving the government offices from the Reeves Center to a new office space in Anacostia, officials said.
The plans were revealed Friday public hearing. Debate over what should be done with the Reeves property is ongoing, as are the parking/transportation concerns that would accompany the new stadium.
Right now, it is not clear how much support the new stadium has.
Muriel Bowser, mayoral candidate and councilwoman says the supporters need to take the summer and “engage the citizenry around the stadium.” A Council vote on the issue may take place — but so far nothing is scheduled — next year.