Marshall Moya Design is Associate Architect for the new home of the DC United in Southwest, Washington, D.C., supporting Populous, a globally-recognized architecture firm based in Kansas City. Populous was named Architect of Record by the team this past summer.
The new stadium will create a unique atmosphere for fans to watch soccer, and will also include an “interactive plaza” linking to ancillary development that will serve as community-gathering space year-round. The team hopes to have the stadium open for the 2018 Major League Soccer season.
The 19,000 -seat stadium will total 331,155 square feet, including the field, concessions, team offices, retail store, media center and other functions. It features a "seating bowl" with canopies surrounding an uncovered field. The "contemporary industrial" style of the venue brings a modern aesthetic to the DC United brand, while also paying homage to the industrial past of Buzzard Point.
The stadium is situated between the Navy Yard Ballpark and Waterfront Metro Stations.