DC United gets go-ahead to build football stadium

Move ends years of trying to replace RFK as its home


DC UNITED on Thursday received final approval to build a soccer stadium in the District, ending more than a dozen years of frustration to replace RFK Stadium as its home and creating an economic pathway to help the team catch up to the rest of a fast-growing pro league.

Two months after giving conditional support, the five-member DC Zoning Commission was unanimous in approving the 5.7-hectare project at Buzzard Point in Southwest, adjacent to Fort McNair and three blocks from Nationals Park,...

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