28 responses

  1. THomas
    August 8, 2013

    I like this format. Good work.

    • Mister JC
      August 9, 2013

      + 1

  2. betamale
    August 8, 2013

    using the eminent domain rule so the government can steal someone’s private land to build a soccer stadium?

    So this is what a “free” country looks like….

    • Drewbles
      August 8, 2013

      First off, they don’t just take it away with no compensation, hence, not stolen.

      Secondly, eminent domain was written into the Constitution as an Ammendment, so yes, this is indeed what one of the most “free” countries in the world looks like.

      Third, it’s a salvage yard, do you think they’ll have significant difficulty finding a new place to store junk?

      • Jacknut
        August 8, 2013

        Yes they will. There are precious few spots in DC that could accomodate it, as reading the articles will inform you. Hopefully DCU buys the land outright and pays the owner enough to do whatever he wants, rather than relying on the government to take it for them.

      • DCUnitedWillRiseAgain
        August 8, 2013

        DC Government is responsible for the land acquisition, so it is up to the Gov. to either take it via emminent domain or buy it and forward the price to taxpayers.

        Honestly if $7m is the only bill the taxpayers pick up for this stadium than it is quite literally 100 times better than the Nationals deal. The citizens without representation paid $700m in that one.

      • Nate Dollars
        August 8, 2013

        kind of wonder if they had soccer stadia in mind when they wrote the amendment…oh well! too late now! mwahahahaha

      • Gerald
        August 8, 2013

        I hear RFK is available

      • Gerald
        August 8, 2013

        for junk that is

      • Drewbles
        August 9, 2013

        Pretty sure it’s already seen its fair share this season.

      • beto
        August 8, 2013

        perfect!

  3. slowleftarm
    August 8, 2013

    That pic of DC United’s future stadium is pretty weird

    • Old School
      August 8, 2013

      Looks like a cookie-cutter of the past MLS stadiums with a concert end.

      • Edwin in LA
        August 8, 2013

        How did you get that? And where on that picture do you see a place for a Concert stage? The goal end you can see on the right of the pic has bleachers for seating and you can’t see the other goal end because of the side structure of the stadium? I don’t see how MLS stadiums are cookie-cutter type? The formerly known as Pizza Hut and Toyota Park look familiar but I mean how does DSG Park, or Rio Tinto or Red Bull Arena, PPL Park, BBVA, Sporting Park or even Stub Hub look alike?

      • Old School
        August 8, 2013

        Edwin,

        Did you miss my “of the past” statement? Looks like you did.

    • Drewbles
      August 8, 2013

      Yeah, it looks like they had a high school student use MS Paint to paste pictures of people outside the stadium.

      • wandmdave
        August 8, 2013

        Thats what all architecture drafts look like since its just a quick mock up for a visual they aren’t going to waste time polishing it. Then I’m sure the news sites just copy and pasted that picture into their reports.

      • wandmdave
        August 8, 2013

        Maybe their called renders?? Either way I’ve been with two companies who built new buildings and they renders of what floors look like so management could approve were computer generated pics of the floor or building with clip art people copy and pasted everywhere real quick to give a sense of scale and what it would look like occupied.

      • wandmdave
        August 8, 2013

        read comments below. Guess they haven’t gotten to the design phase at all so I guess it couldn’t be an architectural rendering.

  4. Socom 2
    August 8, 2013

    I hope it hits a snag

    That stadium proposal is a joke…. Build stadiums that keep weather in mind….

    Summer: Hot and humid that offers no shade.

    Winter: Freezing cold and offers no heat

    Go back to the drawing board and build a 30,000 seat stadium that looks like Tottenhams new stadium

    • Enos
      August 8, 2013

      If you read any of the proposals you would already know that the renderings are based on nothing and stadium design hasn’t even started.

    • Hogatroge
      August 8, 2013

      You hope it hits a snag? Yeah, because that would really help the team and league.

  5. Enos
    August 8, 2013

    Washington City Paper corrected many of the errors in WAMU’s report. Mark Ein has been acting on behalf of Super Salvage. WAMU’s quotes came from the CFO of Super Salvage. Ein is working with the owner who has asked Ein to negotiate on his behalf. The nature of the options held by Ein are still murky. Looks like positioning to me.

    link to washingtoncitypaper.com

  6. Brain Guy
    August 8, 2013

    “Strong challenge” from Sinovic? Try “arm and elbow to the head.” When will the suspension be announced?

  7. Brett
    August 8, 2013

    But that salvage yard is where I park when I go to Nats games. Now where am I going to park? Seriously though, every time I have been there I have wondered why it has been so hard to build a stadium at buzzard point, it seems like most of the area is just construction companies or old buildings that are falling down. I know it is DC but still…

  8. Hogatroge
    August 8, 2013

    The DC Stadium hullabaloo is all a bunch of nothing. Salient points from the story/video:

    1. Owners of salvage yard had been contacted. Employees hadn’t.

    2. None of the employees seemed too upset about the issue as long as their jobs weren’t affected too much.

    3. Even under eminent domain, the owner will be compensated. It will be much easier to come to an agreement for the land and move the scrapyard. That said, I don’t know what the tax situation in VA or MD is compared to DC.

  9. beto
    August 8, 2013

    DC politics makes me sick..

  10. Smith
    August 9, 2013

    DC is not getting this stadium.

    The team will eventually relocate.

    And everyone will laugh at their fans.

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