DC Stuck Waiting For Feds Before RFK Stadium Plans Can Move Forward

DC stuck waiting for feds before RFK Stadium plans can move forward

Aerial view of RFK Stadium, current home of D.C. United, is seen from a helicopter in 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
WASHINGTON — D.C. has very ambitious plans for Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and the surrounding land — but nothing will happen until the National Park Service makes a decision.

“We need an extension of our lease, and we need the covenant removed that restricts the use of that land to only a sports and entertainment use,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said earlier this week.

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is backing a bill in Congress to extend …

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