Poll shows D.C. United stadium plan opposed by majority of Washingtonians
(WJLA) - Six in 10 Washingtonians oppose D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's plan to build a new, dedicated stadium for D.C. United in Southwest Washington, according to a poll conducted by The Washington Post.
The poll, conducted between Jan. 9 and Jan. 12, reached 1,003 Washingtonians and shows that opposition to the new stadium extends across nearly every demographic and political affiliation.
The proposed stadium, introduced by Gray in July, would cost the District $150 million, less than a quarter of what the city spent on Nationals Park. That money would come from the sale of a city office building, the cash from which would be used to assemble parcels of land in Southwest Washington, near Nationals Park. D.C. United would spend at least as much as the District in funding the new stadium.