July 9, 2020

OPINION: United fans hope stadium will be club’s high-water mark

I listened intently Thursday morning as Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray took to the podium to announce what I hoped were details of D.C. United’s new stadium to be built at Buzzard Point in SW Washington.

These are words, you see, that I have waited 17 years to hear. I attended my first game as a fan on Sept. 6, 1996, a 2-1 loss to the then-New York/New Jersey MetroStars. I remember I drove through standing water in the streets of D.C. to get to RFK Stadium that night, the remnants of Hurricane Fran having caused water-logged travel throughout much of the Mid-Atlantic. [Read more…]

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