D.C. United released three more renderings of their future home in the Buzzard Point area.
And by the look of it, fans should have plenty to be excited about. The renderings depict an aerial view from Half St. and Potomac Ave., one from the southwest, and a ground-level view from the main entrance on Half and Potomac. The renderings also back up United managing general partner Jason Levien’s comments that supporters can look forward to an intimate atmosphere with an 18,000 to 23,000 capacity and a partial roof over the stands.
“One of the things that was key to us in building the stadium in this location was that location trumped all,” Levien told the Washington Post last month. “It’s a tricky site with some of its limitations; it’s very tight. We want to fit as many seats in as we can, but we want unbelievable sight lines for our fans. So we want to squeeze in the right number of seats. We would like to be bigger, but we don’t want to sacrifice the sight lines and experience.
“We’re going to sell out that building, and the more seats we get in there, the more fans are going to enjoy the experience.”
United expect to soon finalize the design of their new home, and the D.C. city government – which is acquiring and preparing the land on which the stadium will sit – will turn over control of the property to the club sometime in 2016, most likely late summer.
Levien said he's determined to make sure that the 2016 and 2017 MLS seasons are D.C.'s final hurrah at the antiquated RFK Stadium.