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New D.C. United stadium renderings, revealed

Parking spaces have also now been secured

This Tuesday, Washington Business Journal reported on new renderings and details that have emerged on the planned Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Washington, D.C.’s Buzzard Point neighborhood.

The new D.C. United stadium renderings, created by Populous and Marshall Moya Design, show plans for a two-way private street along the east side of the stadium and an active plaza to the northeast of the stadium.

Other new details revealed include that 3,950 parking spaces have been secured nearby the site, there will be a "Fan Matchday Plaza" that will replicate tailgating, and a bike valet.

Within the next one to two years, a "hotel, office space, event space, and/or retail/restaurant space" is also expected to begin development on a parcel next to the stadium.

Curbed DC’s sister site Black and Red United wrote that there is no uniform number on the stadium capacity in the Zoning documents. While the Buzzard Point Vision Plan mentions 20,000 seats, the numbers 19,400 for fan entrances and 19,100 are also included. Black and Red United reported that the average capacity for a MLS stadium is 20,225.

D.C. United broke ground on the planned Buzzard Point stadium this past April. The project is expected to deliver by the 2018 MLS season.