RFK Stadium Stakeholders Meeting Takes Place Monday Evening

President of Events DC Will Present Update on RFK Stadium Campus Plans

RFK Stadium Masterplan Long Term Development Vision [Detail], OMA. Rendering by Robota. Image: Courtesy Events DC

The Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium Quarterly Community Stakeholders Meeting takes place Monday, July 10 at 7 p.m. in the Events DC Administrative Offices at RFK Stadium (2400 East Capitol St. SE).

RFK Stadium will be torn down after DC United moves to the new stadium on Buzzard Point, likely to happen in 2018 or 2019. The Stadium will be replaced by recreation and community facilities. Built in 1961, the RFK campus occupies about 80 acres, approximately 40% of which currently consists of parking lots.

Gregory A. O’Dell, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Events DC, will attend the meeting and present an update on the RFK Stadium Campus redevelopment plans, and on the proposed memorial to Robert F. Kennedy planned for the site. Plans for the memorial were announced May 24th and have been supported by members of the Kennedy family.

The National Park Service lease on the site expires in 2038 and requires the land to be used for a stadium. There are two conceptual master plans for the redevelopment of the campus. Both include stadiums, but have different impacts on the surrounding neighborhood.

Events DC has proposed both short-term and long-term options. Short-term plans include multipurpose fields, a market hall, a sports and recreation complex and a pedestrian bridge in addition to the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial.

This meeting is likely to focus on issues and events that will affect the surrounding community. Feedback is welcome at the meeting and on the Events DC website. The meeting takes place in the Media Room (4th Floor) of RFK Stadium. Attendees can enter the Stadium through Lot 5, Gate A. RSVP to the meeting by calling Events DC at 202-608-1100.