If it’s Wednesday, it must be time for vaportecture porn! Today, the latest renderings of the planned D.C. United stadium:
Okay, nothing too fancy, and that triple-deck stand on one side is kind of weird (it’s a single-decker on the other side), but it looks like a pretty standard second-division soccer stadium, which is about right for MLS. But say, didn’t they release renderings of this once before?
Going to start a new blog – "From Renderings to Reality Check." This is almost always the case w/pro stadiums. pic.twitter.com/6qWPWyW5Ld
— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) January 20, 2016
— PowerBoater69 (@PowerBoater69) January 20, 2016
I’m not actually bothered that much by the design change, but yeah, don’t believe the pretty pictures, people. The stadium isn’t set to open until 2018 and the seating capacity isn’t even decided on yet, so I wouldn’t get too attached to the new renderings, either.