View Full Version : Lots of Info on the D.C. Stadium Plan

03-08-2009, 02:37 AM
If anyone's interested:


Keystone FC
03-08-2009, 03:17 AM
I think when BMO finally expands that this would be nice to have as part of the 'experience' at BMO:

The stadium will feature 50-55 suites, 1,000 club seats, a full service premium client lounge, enclosed concourse, a large format team store and a full service pub style restaurant, which will be open on event and non-event days.

At least their taking into consideration conflicts in scheduling:
Furthermore, if we select a sight near FedEx Field, we will schedule games so that they do not occur at the same times as Redskins.

Interesting. Looks like they may throw out the original plans and mock-ups:

What similar stadiums around the world will the proposed new stadium look like?

While we plan to design a stadium, which draws inspiration from the traditions of European and South American soccer, we also want to be modern and American. So, while we intend an iconic look, we may not "look like" any specific stadium. Some very different stadia, which we admire, include the Phillips Arena in Eindhoven (http://www.stadiumguide.com/philipsstadion.htm), the Emirates Stadium in London (http://www.stadiumguide.com/emirates.htm), the BayArena in Leverkusen (http://www.stadiumguide.com/bayarena.htm), the VW Arena in Wolfsburg (http://www.stadiumguide.com/volkswagenarena.htm), and the new stadium in Valencia.
The nearly completed Red Bull stadium in Harrison, NJ uses a model that connects transit, retail and restaurants and a stadium in an urban setting.
Overall it looks good as far as the plans and whats involved to get this thing going, but the thing is looking to be ready for the 2012 season. So, this means 3 more seasons at RFK.
I hope they blow the thing up after the last DCU match. The RFK just needs to be put out of its misery.