When will DC United's Stadium Be Built And Completed?

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by Knave, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I was inspired by this post:
    I've got the same feeling.
  2. Detective40oz

    Detective40oz Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    DC United
    I still think they should name the new stadium IBIWISI Field.....I'll Believe It When I See It.
  3. Caveat Lector

    Caveat Lector New Member

    Nov 17, 2004
    On the up-side, having a SSS built subsequent to Columbus, HDC, Frisco, and Bridgeview will at least produce a lot of pressure to out-do them.

    (trying to be positive)....
  4. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    no, that is the name of the new Metro stadium. If one of the choices was "before NJ" I'd have picked that one for sure :D

    Until someone pulls out a "60-90-days"-ish quote I have no reason to doubt it will be 2007. Ask me again in August of 2005 :)

    Patience grasshopper. Geez, you people kill me.
  5. Diablo10

    Diablo10 New Member

    Plain and simple, we get NO RESPECT in D.C. Baseball is the most important thing right now for Washington. Since Abe Polin ponied up alot of his own $$$ for the MCI Center, the district was cool with that. I just don't see how the D.C. Sports commission and D.C. United will ever get this thing worked out. I hate it that the most prestigous team in Washington, D.C. as well as MLS has to go through this! I predict about another 5 to 6 years minimum before we see anything. God, I hope I'm wrong!!!!!
  6. GoDC

    GoDC Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Hamilton, VA
    I say 2008 at the earliest.
  7. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If it is past 2008, we don't even need one, just a deal allowing AEG to lease and operate RFK and the DCSEC being disbanded :)
  8. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    I think there are alot of behind the scenes things going on. Kevin Payne (On behalf of Uncle Phil, who's our ace in the sleeve) is working this just right. Obviously the Mayor and the Council won't address this issue before the baseball stadium fiasco is finalized. The upside of DC United's stadium is that the site is part of the overall Anacostia Waterfront Project. Funding won't be the nightmare the baseball people are facing. The property has already taken lightrail into consideration. Once the okay is given, then it's just a matter of sticking a shovel into the dirt and getting busy. I can see it getting done by 2007.
  9. JRstriker12

    JRstriker12 New Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    Falls Church, VA
    I'm betting not before 2008.

    I'm thinking the baseball plan doesn't go through in DC, so we won't get a stadium as currently planned.

    I really wish DCU didn't have to pin its stadium hopes on baseball and the DC government's ability to put a plan together.

    That's my .00000002 cents (about what it's worth).
  10. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    Those two really shouldn't be that hard.

    Frisco is a large step forward for the Dallas organization, but it's a step backward from any other SSS in the country.
  11. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    I say that when the baseball stadium gets built and once again the Stadium Authority has just United as the tenants at RFK, they will say, sorry, we have a perfectly fine stadium here. Take it or leave it. DCU will take it and will remain a tenant for a loooong time.

    2020 at the earliest.
  12. writered21

    writered21 Member+

    Jul 14, 2001
    Middle of the Road
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They promised 2007, so I voted 2008.
  13. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I voted never!!!

    Then i realized that I wasn't in my teams forum.
  14. mellon002

    mellon002 Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Towson, MD
    Does anybody know when Bridgeview was officially given the go ahead to build? Because think about it this way. If we are having a groundbreaking ceremony at this time next year, we'll be right on track (assuming our stadium takes as long as Bridgeview). Approximate the amount of time between approval and construction and we should know when the deadline to have a stadium by 2007 will be.
  15. tmas

    tmas Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    2007- write that down.
  16. one_time97

    one_time97 New Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Vienna, VA
    Unfortunately, that sounds just about right. I’ll believe a SSS the first time I sit in my new quite side seat.
  17. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
  18. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Crap - promise to spend $440 Million, and it turns out to be $630 Million - only goverment can think that way - I'd have capped it at $500M. Hell, what they accounted for in cost overruns would pay for our stadium and offices, and practice fields, and maybe a limo for the SE and Barra bigwigs to take from the Metro stop .......
  19. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Count me as optimistic. I voted 2007, and crazy as it sounds, I think it'll happen.
  20. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    My thinking exactly.
  21. galperin

    galperin Member

    Feb 1, 2001
    Maineville, OH
    Politician says 2007...they never lie, right? [​IMG]
  22. doctorjim

    doctorjim New Member

    Jul 22, 2002
    It's hard to be optimistic when it comes to DC and the Sports Commission in particular, but the deal needed for the soccer stadium should not pose the sort of problems that the baseball park has.

    My understanding is that DC is being asked to contribute the land and, probably, help getting all the planning approvals. DC United and a developer will pay the construction and other costs. And the costs involved are much less than for baseball.

    The sticking points are more likely to relate to the developer's perceptions of DC's seriousness about redeveloping the Anacostia side of the river -- not about the soccer stadium itself. If DC is not serious about the overall development plan, no developer will want to risk his money.

    Of course, it doesn't help that many members of the DC Council think that Mayor Williams gave away the store with the baseball deal. Another proposal for a sports stadium will get increased scrutiny.

    I have always wondered why DC United management has been so willing to play along with the Sports Commission and not seek out other partners. The DC area offers fewer possible partners than, say, the New York or Chicago areas, but you would think that one of the other counties could be convinced to make a deal. Obviously there's a lot going on here that we fans don't understand.
  23. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the answer is not soon enough. At the championship celebration, didn't the mayor or the stadium person promise one by a certain year?
  24. rocketeer22

    rocketeer22 Member+

    Apr 11, 2000
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Whatever this number turns out to be:

    (Day of fan celebration) + (no. of calendar days for the cornerkick drought)=(Groundbreaking day)
  25. FCDallas96

    FCDallas96 Member

    Aug 12, 2004
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have a friend who is a player on DC and he told that the stadium would be ready for 2007 as part of the river project. He was given the news after the celebration at RFK stadium. Don't give up hope because Saint Phil will do whatever it takes to get it done. We of the FC Dallas clan have the stingy owner of MLS and we got a stadium done.

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