Public Weighs in on Proposed Plans for RFK Stadium Site

Once DC United leaves RFK Stadium for its new Buzzard Point location in a few years, there will be little use for the former home to the Washington Redskins. News4's Chris Gordon reports D.C. officials are considering several plans on what to do with the property.

Events DC, which runs the city's sports entertainment and cultural events, held a meeting Monday night to hear what the public thinks should be done with RFK.

Renderings show Events DC is considering various plans, including a proposal for a new NFL stadium, an arena for the Wizards and Capitals and a major entertainment venue with a concert hall, science center, aquarium and water park.

The stadium is now owned and operated by Events DC under a longterm lease from the National Park Service.

RFK sits on a 190-acre campus that has parking, access to Metrobus and the Stadium-Armory Metro station.

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Gordon spoke with several residents who had varying ideas about what they'd like to see the city do with the property.

"They need to tear it down and build something else over there. I mean, the stadium is too small for, like, a football game," said resident Lolita Geddie.

"I would like to see more recreation for the children. Since they don't always have good summer programs, I would like for them to build something more kid or family oriented," resident Trina George said.

"I would like to see a new RFK with a roof on it so we not only host the Redskins here, but have a Super Bowl here too and make some money on this town," said resident Vincent Geddie.

After the public meeting, Events DC will have to negotiate the political and financial challenges of building a major complex like the ones proposed.

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