In case you’ve been wondering whether the owners of D.C. United are still talking to D.C. officials about that Buzzards Point site they’ve been looking at more or less forever, yes, they’re still talking to D.C. officials about that Buzzards Point site they’ve been looking at more or less forever. D.C. councilmember Jack Evans even told the Washington Post that he hopes to have “the framework” for a stadium in place by the end of the year, but 1) that just means having a plan drawn up, not anything actually approved, and 2) you know what they say about ifs and buts.
In any event, the main piece of news here is that, according to the Post, “United would cover the costs of constructing the stadium but also seek to keep a share of the tax revenue.” Or, as it’s better known, not cover the costs of constructing the stadium, because the city would partly be doing so via a TIF.
No word yet on how much “a share” would amount to — either the Post didn’t ask or Evans isn’t saying. Total cost of the stadium has previously been projected at $157 million, which is more expensive than most proposed MLS stadiums but not more expensive than all.