Eighty percent of respondents to Southwest...The Little Quadrant That Could's unscientific stadium poll support the current plan to build a new DC United soccer stadium in Buzzard Point. These results are much different than a poll conducted by The Washington Post back in January where 59% of respondents were against using city funds to help build a stadium.
The city and DC United signed a term sheet last July in which the government would spend up to $150 million to assemble land and make infrastructure improvements while the team would spend $150 million to build the stadium. However, deadlines have slipped and the defeat of Mayor Gray in last month's Democratic Primary has placed some doubt on whether the deal will move forward as planned. For instance, the term sheet states the DC Council was supposed to approve the deal by the beginning of January, but the Council has yet to vote on the proposal or even receive all the details of the deal.
The Winning Goal Coalition, which includes the CBCC, SWNA, and other local organizations, is developing a Community Benefits Agreement for the stadium deal, to ensure that District residents (especially those closest to the stadium site) benefit from the construction of the stadium.
Rendering courtesy of Gensler