City to hand over Buzzard Point land to D.C. United, but stadium work will run into ’18 season

This weekend, the District government will hand over the Buzzard Point property that D.C. United needs to build a soccer-specific stadium three blocks from Nationals Park.

The MLS club is slated to play its final match at RFK Stadium next fall and move into the new complex in 2018 — a transition at the heart of the club’s season-ticket marketing campaign.

Based on construction projections, however, United probably will not play its first home game there until June of ’18, three months into the season. Accordingly, the league is prepared to schedule numerous away matches before United is able to christen the new digs.

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