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Mayor Gray To Introduce Bill On D.C. United Stadium

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Artist rendering of proposed new D.C. United stadium. (credit: Matt Del Signore/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Artist rendering of proposed new D.C. United stadium. (credit: Matt Del Signore/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray plans to submit legislation to the D.C. Council outlining his plan to build a stadium for Major League Soccer’s D.C. United.

Gray and City Administrator Allen Lew told reporters this week that they’d introduce the bill on Friday.

The city has agreed to pay $150 million for land acquisition and infrastructure to support the stadium in southwest Washington. The team would pay $150 million to build the stadium itself.

Gray and Lew said this week that the city has yet to reach an agreement with some landowners on the site and may have to use eminent domain to acquire the parcels.

Some D.C. councilmembers, including mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser and David Catania, have expressed concerns about the stadium deal.

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