D.C. United doesn’t know when construction will be started much less completed on its stadium but at least the name is known.
The team and Audi of America have negotiated a deal by which United will play at Audi Field in southwest Washington, D.C., beginning with the 2018 season. The facility will have a capacity of 20,000 and feature 31 luxury suites. The team hopes to break ground in the next six weeks.
"Audi has transcended the automobile industry and fully embraced the culture of soccer, especially in MLS," said United managing general partner Jason Levien in a club statement. "We couldn’t think of a better partner to name our stadium and we look forward to forging extraordinary memories for years to come at Audi Field.”
The Washington Post has reported that the D.C. Zoning Commission will meet Thursday to approve the project. If it does, the team can apply for building permits and possibly meet its target of breaking ground in the first quarter of 2017.