Alert: Stadium News & Speculation: A New Hope, or Lucy with The Football

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  1. Riz

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    With the press conference tomorrow, your ever-loyal mods have decided to start a new thread. Let us take our hopes, fears, and cynicism about our permanent new home here.

    Thank you.

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  2. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

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    Wooooooo!!!!!

    We're just going to get disappointed again. I can feel it in my bones.
  3. Boloni86

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    This is like a virgin highschooler about to go all the way with the GF. So exhilerating but yet so many things could still go horribly wrong.
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  4. JoeSoccerFan

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    jack booted mods - always destroying a good thing...
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  5. uniteo

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    New thread? Is that bad karma?

    You can do it Chuck
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  6. tab5g

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    Charles Schulz isn't even that heartless.

    (But I enjoy how DC Unied predates the copyright on that image.)

    Is it too early to start planning the "20 Years at RFK" final celebratory events?

    Are there any Lucys on the City Council?
  7. tab5g

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    Always watch as much stadium porn as possible ahead of time to help out.
  8. NattyBo

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    As an aside, Riz and I were literally sitting down to our first movie theater movie in a year or so when this broke. My buddy texted me: "so, DC united getting the stadium huh? Just saw on NBC4".

    Us: :stare: *lights go down*
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  9. DCUdiplomat96

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    its a well see Im Optimistic, Ofcourse DC United still needs to do a lot of work getting the franchise relevant again, and the stadium is a start.. still gotta Market the team and get back on a decent convo in the DC sports scene.. the locale is Good the renders are Okay, and the Fans ahould come...and bring another championship.
  10. fischy

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    Well -- the only one who is almost sure to oppose is the Council chair, Phil Mendelson.

    On the pro side -- Marion Barry will get jobs and construction in his district. How can he say no? Jack Evans is very pro-stadium, plus he wants to build a football stadium at RFK, and the new Akridge property is in his district. Tommy Wells might be otherwise be inclined to oppose stadium spending as he runs for Mayor, but it's going to be in his district. No way he opposes this. Yvette Alexander -- if the deal is likely to lead to new development around RFK, she ought to be in favor. If Gray is for this, Kenyon McDuffie will support it. A big question will be whether Muriel Bowser wants to set herself apart from the other mayoral candidates on this issue, or whether she's afraid to take a beating for opposing a deal that's going to bring development in areas as diverse as L0gan Circle/U St corridor, and development-starved, poverty-ridden areas Buzzards Point and Anacostia. If she's on board, that's almost half the council. One (or two -- if Bowser takes a stand the other way) more yes vote(s), out of 6 members who've already voted on a resolution supporting the team and the goal of keeping United in the city...? Considering that all, or nearly all of the mayoral candidates would be on board, there ought to be some more votes there.

    I'm curious -- the report makes no mention of the new public safety campus that the last good bit of speculation had Akridge building for the city. That might have fallen through -- which is a shame, both because it would make the deal a lead-pipe cinch and because the city really needs the new public safety buildings.
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  11. DCUdiplomat96

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    If DCU gets the stadium thing done itll be a Matter of Time when the Redskins will Return to DC.
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    that's our tifo from last playoffs.
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  13. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

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    I noticed that too.
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    I can't figure out the Roman Numerals for this thread.
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    Praying for you all that this comes through ... SKC fans know what a difference it makes. Not to mention how much more enjoyable road trips will be to see SKC win in the nation's capitol. ;)
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  16. Chesco United

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    So, when does the pointless email campaign start?
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    They are holding a live press conference in the streets. So this thing is for real or the potatoe cannon is within firing range if Lucy pulls the football from FC Machete
  18. Murr

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    The only way tomorrow could get any better is if DCU also announces two new strikers are signed
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    Or just one is released.
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    Lets wait to celebrate till we see shovels in the dirt!
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    Ok, heres what happens if we actually get a stadium. DC sports fans are going to ruin the experience of a new stadium for us. What I mean is, when the Nationals played at RFK they only got at most 20,000 a game. Nobody gave a crap about the Nationals. They got a new stadium and everyone flocked to it. Not because they cared about the Nationals, but because it was a new thing in town, a social event. I fear the same will happen when United gets their new stadium. People who could give a crap about United will flock to the stadium, again because it is new and a social event. After the newness wears off the people who came out for the social event of it all, will leave and ticket prices will be at all time MLS high.
  22. danKohner

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    Also anyone else notice there is no place to tailgate at this stadium. I guess we can say good bye to Lot 8.
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  23. scruggs45

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    I've always been cool with staying at RFK forever. The problem is with the people making football decisions on basically every level since Nowak left.
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  24. Bootsy Collins

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    We've known that for a decade. There was no way the tailgating culture wasn't going to change severely. Everyone knew that was coming.

    Sure, but you wouldn't be the one losing a lotta money every year.
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    Dan Quayle????

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