With D.C. United’s first game at Audi Field (vs Atlanta) set for this Sunday, there is already reason to celebrate. Last year we spoke about DC United’s bag policy and there were opinions, lots of opinions – 226 to be exact. Your voices have been heard – D.C. United dropped the news last night:
“D.C. United have announced details on their updated 2019 Audi Field Bag Policy. (more…)
Photo via Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
Thanks to all who’ve messaged. WTOP reported:
“The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority arrested D.C. United striker Wayne Rooney in Loudoun County, Virginia, for public swearing and intoxication on Dec. 16.
Rooney was released on his own recognizance and paid a $25 fine on Jan. 4.” (more…)
via D.C. United
— D.C. United (@dcunited) October 22, 2018
The Post reports:
“D.C. (14-11-8) is in fifth place, but with another victory next Sunday at eliminated Chicago, it would ascend another step and host a first-round playoff match Oct. 31 or Nov. 1. Fifth or sixth place would send United on the road.”
Friends and I attended our first DC United game ever at the new Audi field last Wednesday, and we had a great time and decided to return for Sunday’s game against Atlanta. On our return visit, one of my friends and I showed up toting the exact same purses as we had brought in on Wednesday with no issues, but on Sunday we were turned away after the security people compared our purses to a plastic rectangle they were holding, telling us our bags were too large. We were directed to go around the stadium and deposit our purses into storage, which of course cost an additional $15 per locker. Friends (all the women in our group were turned away) and I spent 20 minutes waiting in this line–which was of course all women, along with a few male companions–and by the time we got to our seats, we had missed 28 minutes of the game. So all in all, I was charged an additional $15 and missed 30% of the match of my $60 tickets, or $33 in total from this ridiculous policy.
Apparently this has been Audi Field’s bag policy since the stadium opened in July, but I see several issues: (more…)
Even my non-soccer friends are reveling in this. Just lovely. Vamos!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
From a press release:
“With the hotly anticipated opening of D.C. United’s Audi Field on July 14, 2018, Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup today revealed the culinary lineup for soccer fans to enjoy on game days. The highly curated food and beverage program is a result of the joint venture between ThinkFoodGroup and Levy, a subsidiary of Compass Group USA, which was announced in April of 2017. The partnership presents an unprecedented and unrivaled powerhouse of two best-in-class companies – the culinary creativity of ThinkFoodGroup and the operational expertise of Levy and Compass, the nation’s foremost foodservice management company. (more…)
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Muriel Bowser joined D.C. United, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and other District officials to cut the ribbon on Audi Field, the new D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point in Ward 6. The 20,000-seat stadium is expected to attract one million new visitors annually and spur more than $1.6 billion in total economic activity over the life of the stadium. (more…)
“The Mt Pleasant Library is hosting a special World Cup watch party for the South Korea v. Mexico match Saturday, June 23 at 11 am and will be joined by a D.C. United forward, Patrick Mullins! There will be free popsicles, games, and prizes for Summer Challenge.”