Last fall, Akridge President Matt Klein and D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) discussed the site, which is largely used for parking now. Wells said last week that he isn't sure how a stadium would be financed, particularly with the city facing an expected $400 million-plus budget shortfall next year, but that a stadium on Buzzards Point would enliven the neighborhood. The Akridge property is between First and Second and R and V streets SW, a neighborhood that has seen little new development. "It's an area that really could be a great place for soccer, but also a great place to have more commerce and retail on the west side of South Capitol," Wells said.
There was talk a year and a half ago about that site potentially becoming a stadium for United. Also in the running is a site at the Capital City Market in NE, and in recent months, Baltimore has expressed interest in having the team move to that city. The 100 V Street site is a 9-acre site three blocks long and one block wide. It seems a bit narrow to build a soccer stadium, but I'm not an architect. A couple of streetcar routes are planned to run to Buzzard Point, which could help with accessibility to the proposed stadium if one gets built in the neighborhood.