D.C. Mayor to Sign Labor Deal on New Soccer Stadium

WASHINGTON — Plans to build a new soccer stadium for D.C. United are moving forward as Mayor Vincent Gray gets ready to sign a new labor agreement.

Gray and other officials from the city and team are announcing and signing Tuesday a new project labor agreement for the construction of the $300 million stadium.

That agreement is intended to ensure that D.C. workers get first priority in employment and receive federal wage rates.

The event will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nationals Park.

The city and the team have agreed to split the cost of the soccer-only stadium, which is tentatively scheduled to open in 2016 in an industrial section of southwest Washington known as Buzzard Point. D.C. United currently plays in RFK Stadium.

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