American professional soccer club D.C. United has announced that it will break ground on its $300M soccer stadium, known as Audi Field, in Washington, DC next Monday, 27 February.
The move comes after the project was given the go-ahead by the D.C. Zoning Commission.
The new stadium will include 31 luxury suites, a bike valet, and 46,452 sq m of retail and residential space. The facility, expected to open in 2018, will have a capacity to accommodate 20,000 fans.
Apart from serving as home to D.C. United, the stadium will host other sporting and cultural events, community activities, and concerts.
United managing partner Jason Levien said: “We are extremely excited to break ground on this site, a project that has been 21 years in the making. Since Erick [Thohir] and I assumed stewardship in 2012 we’ve been on a mission to deliver to our fans and this community a new, permanent home.
“We appreciate all of the hard work that has gone into preparing for this moment and can’t wait to finally put shovels in the ground at the site of our new home, Audi Field.”
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