When Will RFK Stadium Be Demolished?

June 15, 2023

WASHINGTON -- The RFK Stadium that once was home to the NFL's Washington Redskins, MLB's Nationals and Senators, and MLS's DC United will be demolished. That's the word from officials in the District, who are taking steps to tear down the 61-year-old stadium that is now empty.

The RFK site has been a focus of controversy in recent years, and the future of the stadium is one of the biggest questions lingering over the area. The District is planning to transform the RFK Campus into a sports and event complex, including a new rec center.

But there's a lot of work to do before that can happen. And the most important piece of the puzzle may have just fallen into place: the RFK Stadium's old wooden seats are going on sale.

Events DC, the city agency that controls RFK Stadium, has started to sell some of the old lower-bowl orange seats and will put the upper-bowl yellow and burgundy ones on sale over the next year.

WUSA9 obtained a copy of the demolition contract, and it includes language that allows fans to buy seats from the former stadium. That's likely a good idea, as the old seats are deteriorating and falling apart. And a few years from now, they'll probably be nothing more than piles of trash.


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