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New DC United Stadium Will Be Named Audi Field

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The new DC United stadium named Audi Field after club strikes deal with Audi

Washington, DC – DC United has struck a long-term deal with Audi for naming rights for their new stadium, Audi Field.

The contract terms were not disclosed, however, officials said it is one of the largest contracts in the league. The deal is said to be at least 12 years. The stadium will have capacity for 20,000 spectators.

“They are really excited about being part of the transformation of the world’s sport in the nation’s capital,” said Mike Schoenbrun, United’s chief revenue officer. “Most important to us was a partner that believed in the sport. We wanted a brand that would make a splash and turn people’s heads.”

The DC Zoning Commission will conduct the final hearing on the stadium proposal on Thursday. The five-member panel granted conditional approval in December but will vote again Thursday.

With final passage, United would break ground late this month at the 14-acre plot in Southwest D.C. The area is adjacent to Fort McNair and three blocks away from Nationals Park.

Volkswagen had been United’s uniform sponsor from 2008 to 2013.

The team also has an estimated $3 million per year from its uniform sponsor, Leidos, a Reston-based government contract. However, the contract is due in 2018.

DC United hopes to start construction soon to host first game in June 2018.