Audi Field moves closer to completion


DC United’s brand new home is edging ever closer to completion with Audi Field’s topping off ceremony, marking another completed phase of construction, scheduled to take place on Friday, January 26.

The Major League Soccer side will see the commemorative event place the final piece of structural steel in the new soccer stadium and fans of the Black-and-Reds will even have the chance to sign their name on the final beam before its installed.

Located in the southwest Waterfront District of Washington DC, the Populous-designed Audi Field broke ground in February 2017 and is set to open its doors on July 14, 2018, when United will host the Vancouver Whitecaps for the stadium’s inaugural match.

United, the most decorated team in MLS history, will finally have a permanent home after 21 years; the US$500m state-of-the-art venue will have the capacity for 20,000 fans, including 31 luxury suites and 500,000ft² of mixed-used retail space.

As America’s fastest-growing sport, the MLS has seen heavy investment from teams to create new stadiums. LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium is set to open on 29 April, 2018, while the league has recently granted an expansion team to Nashville and is currently considering one more location, which will be announced in 2018.

January 24, 2018

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