In 2018, the D.C. United soccer team will relocate from the 1961-constructed Robert F. Kennedy Stadium to the soon-to-be constructed Audi Field in Buzzard Point. With plans to demolish the RFK Stadium, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, Events DC, and members of the late Robert F. Kennedy’s family plan on honoring Kennedy with a memorial project.
The Washington Post reported that the memorial project launched this Wednesday with hopes to create “a place of remembrance and a place of teaching and practicing the civil rights and equality ideals Robert F. Kennedy championed,” according to a statement from Events DC.
In a statement, Maeve Kennedy McKean, the senator’s granddaughter, said, “On behalf of my family, we are delighted … to begin this journey … in tribute to my late grandfather.”
Along with the memorial, there are five community amenities planned with the project, ranging from a market hall to multi-purpose fields. Three pedestrian- and bike-friendly bridges are also planned. This spring, Events DC hopes to hold a ribbon cutting for the short-term projects that will cost approximately $490 million.
For a full breakdown of these amenities with renderings included, be sure to check out this Curbed DC article.
• RFK memorial plan launched for stadium site [The Washington Post]