Still on the road, but can’t fail to alert you to new stadium renderings from D.C. United that were released yesterday (on Twitter, because 2016). The last round of renderings, you’ll recall, was disparaged as looking like a prison:
So how do the new pictures compare?
That’s, um, pretty similar. There’s a big glass box sticking out of one corner for some reason, instead of the big grey box, and some kind of fountain with giant lens-flare-bedecked “D.C. UNITED” letters in the middle of it right in the path of fans trying to get to the game, but otherwise the design is largely unchanged. It’s not a bad design, but it’s a bit no-frills compared to the original one floated when United was trying to get citizens of D.C. to pay for it:
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
At least United is still planning on having lots of featureless ghost fans come to games. Make your own MLS attendance jokes.