Thursday, June 14, 2018

T-Minus 30 Days...

One month from today, D.C. United will host its inaugural match at Audi Field in Buzzard Point, against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Construction in and around the stadium is starting to reach the homestretch (wrong sports analogy) with the pitch now installed, concession areas starting to come into shape, and infrastructure around Audi Field resembling streets in other parts of the city with bike lanes and functional traffic lights along Half Street. Below are some more pictures of the stadium exterior. 

Intersection of R and 2nd streets
View east on R Street

Team store on R Street
2nd Street facade and cycle track
South side of Audi Field on T Street

Meanwhile, DDOT has announced special game-day service to Audi Field, although due to road closures anticipated on opening day, this service won’t be available on July 14. In addition to changing the Navy Yard-Union Station route on a daily basis to L’Enfant Plaza-Eastern Market via M Street starting on June 24, game-day service will bring the Circulator south off of M Street to Half Street with a stop at Half & O streets, then turning left onto Potomac Avenue with a second stop at Potomac Avenue & Half Street serving Audi Field, then across South Capitol Street and left onto 1st Street, SE before turning back onto M Street SE. The route will take this detour east- and west-bound. 

In addition, a new Capital Bikeshare station will be installed in the vicinity of the stadium, although its exact location has not been finalized yet.


Unknown said...

Thank you for all of your posts. I walked by Audi Field yesterday and both the stadium and the infrastructure and streetscape improvements look great, including the protected bike lane next to Audi Field and Fort McNair.

Unknown said...

@Ben that's awesome about the protected bike lane! We need more of those in this city.

Unknown said...

Via the GSA auction site, the General Services Administration is auctioning the parcel on 12th and Independence Ave, SW. This parcel is immediately north of the Cotton Annex (speaking of which, does anyone have any details about Douglas Development's plans for that site?).

AMK said...

Just learned about the very restrictive Clear Bag Policy they've put in place for the new stadium. I bet a lot of guests are going to be caught unawares when they go for the first time.