Washington, DC, re-envisions and revitalizes historic RFK Stadium campus

Project Highlights

  • Designed to preserve the opportunity for either a new NFL stadium or NBA/NHL arena.
  • Initial implementation phase includes a mixed-use public market hall and a new memorial to Robert F. Kennedy.

Events DC

RFK Stadium Campus Redevelopment

After the last anchor tenant announced plans to move, Events DC engaged B&D to help transform the outdated stadium and surrounding 190-acre campus into a vibrant mixed-use destination focused on sports, entertainment, cultural, and recreation programming.

While the 58-year-old stadium site had once been the home to the Washington Redskins and Nationals, the campus was left largely unused after D.C. United, the local MLS team, announced plans to relocate to a new stadium by 2018. B&D led extensive visioning & planning exercises with Events DC to determine future uses for the campus.

After assessing the physical and functional aspects of the existing stadium and site to identify development potential, B&D led a team of consultants to develop a comprehensive master plan. Though that effort B&D developed financial models to determine the most feasible concepts. The current project vision includes both short- and long-term plans that preserve the opportunity for a professional sports team anchor tenant, while reinvesting in the campus to provide community space and economic development opportunities. B&D began implementing those short-term projects in 2018. The first phase of development, a $30M multi-sport artificial turf facility opened in spring 2019.


phase I Redevelopment


multi-sport facility


acre site that includes plans for an anchor sports/entertainment venue

“Events DC has continued to engage B&D to assist in the management of facilities in our portfolio, including the repurposing of the RFK Stadium campus. I would highly recommend B&D for venue planning and development services.”

Gregory A. O’Dell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Events DC

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