Wells Cheers DC United Stadium Announcement

July 25, 2013

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(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells released the following statement on the announcement that the District and D.C. United Soccer have struck a tentative deal to keep the team in the city:   

"I'm thrilled with the announcement to keep D.C. United at home right here in D.C.," said Tommy Wells. "The Council spoke overwhelmingly in support of keeping D.C. United in the District of Columbia and urged the Mayor to work with stakeholders and ensure our soccer team remained in the District."

On March 6, 2012, The Council approved the resolution, authored by Councilmember Wells and titled the "Sense of the Council in Support of D.C. United Soccer Remaining in the District of Columbia Resolution of 2012." The resolution urged the city's executive to develop strategies and proposals to keep the team in the District.

"The new stadium further solidifies our Anacostia Waterfront as a center for sports and culture - bridging our communities and bringing our city closer together," added Wells.

Buzzard Point, the site of the proposed new soccer stadium, is located in Ward 6, in Southwest, along the Anacostia River.