Audi Field - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 38° 52.104 W 077° 00.770
18S E 325375 N 4304098
Quick Description: Audi Field is a soccer-specific stadium in Buzzard Point in Washington, D.C. It is the home stadium for the Major League Soccer team D.C. United.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 6/11/2020 2:28:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM12KNT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
The stadium is also used by the Washington Spirit of the NWSL in select matches. The stadium seats 20,000 people with designs to expand by 5,000 seats.

Opening: Audi Field had a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 9, 2018. The first-ever opening match held in Audi Field was a Major League Soccer match between D.C. United and Vancouver Whitecaps FC on July 14, 2018, which ended in a 3–1 win for D.C. United in front of a sellout crowd of 20,504 people.[51] A sideline reporter was injured after being hit by a piece of the railing.[52]

Public transport: Audi Field is within 1 mile (1.6 km) of the Navy Yard–Ballpark station of the Washington Metro. The station is served by the Green Line. It is also served by DC Circulator and Potomac Riverboat Company shuttle services on match days.

SPORTS:

Soccer: In addition to serving as the home stadium for D.C. United, Audi Field occasionally hosts other soccer matches. On August 25, 2018, in a National Women's Soccer League regular season match, the hometown Washington Spirit lost 1–0 to the visiting Portland Thorns FC. The Spirit returned to Audi Field for two matches in the 2019 season, against the Orlando Pride on August 24 and Reign FC on September 14. The Spirit are now transitioning toward making Audi Field their primary home venue. In 2020, they will play four home games at each of three venues—Audi Field; their original home of the Maryland SoccerPlex in Montgomery County; and Segra Field, home of D.C. United's USL Championship reserve side Loudoun United FC in Leesburg, Virginia. In 2021, the Spirit will play seven home games at Audi Field and five at Segra Field.

On September 3, 2018, the Maryland Terrapins men's soccer and Virginia Cavaliers men's soccer teams drew 0–0 in the first collegiate soccer match played at Audi Field.

Loudoun United used Audi Field for three home games in their inaugural 2019 season while its permanent venue of Segra Field was under construction.[58]

The United States men's national soccer team played an international friendly match against Jamaica at Audi Field on June 5, 2019. The US lost 1–0. The USMNT played at Audi Field again in a CONCACAF Nations League game against Cuba on October 11, 2019. The US won 7–0.

Lacrosse: In its inaugural season, the Premier Lacrosse League played three games at Audi Field the weekend of July 6–7, 2019.

Football: In 2020, the DC Defenders of the XFL played their home games at Audi Field.Their first game was on February 8, 2020, with the Defenders defeating the Seattle Dragons. After three home games, the XFL season was suspended and ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Defenders won all three games at Audi Field.
It's the home of which team(s)?: D.C. United

Which professional sports are played here?: Soccer

Capacity (number of seats): 20,000

Opening Date: 7/18/2018

Guided Tours: no

Venue's Website or Team's Website: [Web Link]

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