DC Releases 6 Proposals, Including 20,000-Seat Arena, For RFK Redevelopment
What if the Redskins returned to their old RFK stomping grounds? What if the Wizards and Capitals came with them?
On Monday night at the Washington Convention Center, Events DC, the sports and entertainment division of the city government, sought public feedback for its redevelopment concepts for a new, 65,000-seat football stadium for the Redskins at the 190-acre site. Another plan proposes a 20,000-seat arena to house the Wizards and Capitals., according to the Washington Post.
“The conceptual plans we’ve unveiled present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine the 190-acre site in a holistic approach that delivers something for everyone,” said Gregory O’Dell, president and CEO of Events DC.
Wizards and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis has talked about the idea of relocating and his lease at the Verizon Center runs out in 2027, at the same time Redskins owner Dan Snyder's FedEx Field lease expires.
Events DC unveiled six plans in all Monday night. All plans include a performance amphitheater, an urban beach, expansive parking, and a Robert F. Kennedy Jr. memorial. [WaPo]