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Mayor Bowser cuts the ribbon on D.C. United’s new Audi Field

The first game in the 20,000-seat stadium is on Saturday

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The D.C. United team is ready to move into its new home at Audi Field. Mayor Muriel Bowser is cutting the ribbon today to unveil D.C.’s new 20,000-seat soccer stadium at Buzzard Point, noting in her remarks that this is more proof that D.C. is the “sports capital of the United States.” The stadium’s expected to attract one million new visitors annually, according to a press release.

The new stadium includes high-tech energy and water efficiency measures funded through a $25 million private clean energy financing deal, part of the District’s Property Assessed Clean Energy program. The project broke ground in February 2017.

Located just two blocks from Nationals Park, soccer fans will head to Audi Field at Second, T, and R Streets and Potomac Avenue SW on Saturday when the first game is held there at 8 p.m.

Audi Field

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