D.C. United supporters will have a new place to cheer their team sometime in 2018. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

2004

July 30: United Seeks Stadium Solution; Garber Concerned About RFK Conflicts

Sept. 24: D.C. United Planning Its Own Stadium Deal; Site Would Be Across River From Ballpark

Sept. 25:
D.C. Stadiums Seen as One-Two Economic Punch; Proposed Soccer, Baseball Facilities Could Form a Cross-River Complex

Sept. 30: United Won’t Be Alone Any More; Soccer Club Will Have to Share 

Oct. 1: Details Given on United’s Proposed Stadium 

2005

June 22:
Group With Real Estate Ties Likely to Run United
 

July 30: New United Investors Win Trust; MLS Is Confident Local Group Can Build Stadium in D.C. 

Aug. 5:
Barry Opposes Soccer Stadium Plan; Waterfront Site Could Be Put to Better Use, Councilman Says

Nov. 10: DC United Clinic Puts Stadium Hopes Into Play; Team Tries to Woo Neighborhood

Nov. 16:
Barry Now Backs Soccer Stadium, Sees Help for Ward
 

Dec. 12: It’s All About the Pitch for United; Team Takes Stadium Appeal to SE Residents

2006

Jan. 18: United Is Back On the Market; Firm Withdraws From Agreement

May 26: Development Looms in a Natural Oasis in Anacostia 

Nov. 7: Changes Are Afoot for United; Ownership, Coach And Adu’s Future Among Key Issues 

Nov. 17: Land Swap Bill Needs One Signature To Give D.C. Waterfront Plan a Boost 

Dec. 15: RFK Isn’t Perfect, but It’s Just Fine for the 2007 MLS Cup

Dec. 22: Soccer Stadium by 2009? City and D.C. United Differ; Team Keeps Hope Despite Hurdles in Area’s Redevelopment 

2007

Jan. 6: United Sold; New Focus on Stadium 

Jan. 9: Soccer Officials Call for Stadium; D.C. United Chiefs Make First Public Push for Facility 

Jan. 9: New Soccer Team Management Starts Public Push for Stadium in Southeast 

Jan. 9: United’s New Lead Investor Receives Favorable Reactions

Jan. 11: Stadium Deals That Might Smell A Bit Sweeter

Jan. 21: Poplar Point Plans Draw Residents’ Ire 

Jan. 21: In Ward 8, Residents Voice Skepticism of Poplar Point Plan; Many Say Stadium, Hotel and Housing Will Displace Poor

April 8: The Promise of Poplar Point; As D.C. Mayor, Developer Foresee Prosperity, Anacostia Residents Fear Exclusion 

May 3: To See the Truth at Poplar Point, Don’t Just Follow the Money

July 21: Talks Fall Apart On Stadium for D.C. Soccer Team 

July 27: Barry Feels ‘Betrayal’ In Stadium Negotiations; Activists Want Fenty to Resume Site Talks

Oct. 12:
United’s Owner Looks Elsewhere; MacFarlane Criticizes Fenty’s Office Over Stadium Talks
 

Oct. 17: Md. Comes Courting in D.C. United’s Stadium Search; State Comptroller Meets With Team Executives After Their Talks With Fenty Stall 

Oct. 21:
Ward 8 Clamors For Soccer Stadium; Fenty Urged to Support Poplar Point Idea

Oct. 21: Residents Urge Fenty to Build Soccer Stadium at Poplar Point

Nov. 3: Seven Developers Submit Plans for Poplar Point; Two Proposals Include a Soccer Stadium; D.C. United Did Not Participate in Competition 

Nov. 17: United’s Home an Issue; MLS Commissioner Disappointed by Team’s Fruitless Talks With City 

Nov. 29: Would They Call It P.G. United?

2008

Jan. 15:
Poplar Point Prospects Prompt Dialogue; Soccer Stadium Among Possibilities
 

Jan. 23:
Md. Weighs Stadium for D.C. United; Study Will Gauge Pr. George’s Benefits

Feb. 14: Fenty Eyes Public Funds for Soccer Stadium

Feb. 15: Stadium Deal Must Be 2-Sided, Fenty Says; Venue Explored For D.C. United 

Feb. 17:
Soccer Stadium Puts Fenty In a Bind; Public Funding of Project Would Be Policy Reversal
 

May 28:
D.C. Council Crafting Plan to Pay $150 Million for Soccer Stadium

May 29:
D.C. United Wants $225M From District for Stadium; CFO Says Financing Would Break City Debt Limit
 

May 29:
A Stadium Plan That Won’t Pay Off
 

June 1: Officials Hesitate on Soccer Stadium; City Indicates Support, But Plan Has No Clear Champion 

June 5: Who Will Build Soccer Stadium? Game On!

June 24: Green Alliance Takes a Stand at Poplar Point 

Sept. 24: Study Cites Benefits of Soccer Stadium, but Some Doubts Raised

2009

Jan. 31:
Poplar Point Developer Pulls Out Of Project; Company Cites Risks Of Economic Climate
 

Feb. 13: P.G. United?; Co-Owner May Move D.C. Soccer Team to Prince George’s

Feb. 17: Soccer Stadium Supporters Try to Allay Funding Fears

Feb. 17: United Eager to Select Site; 7 Prince George’s Locations Eyed 

Feb. 19: Soccer Stadium ‘Lacked a Champion’; As Talks in D.C. Faltered, Pr. George’s Officials Stepped Forward 

March 7: D.C. United Shops for Land; Md. Legislators Aren’t Sold

March 11: Team Now Asking Pr. George’s to Pay Part 

April 8: United’s Shot Is Blocked Vote; Council Opposes Study of Stadium In Pr. George’s

April 10: (Your City Here) United? 

May 22:
Investor Sells His Share of United; Chang to Control MacFarlane’s Stake
 

2010

July 28:
D.C. United faces multiple problems; On-field performances, stall in new stadium search thwart once-successful team
 

2011

Jan. 12:
United owner taking bigger role in stadium search
 

May 13: House hunt continues for D.C. United 

Nov. 11: Commissioner has concern 

2012

Feb. 20:
RFK lease renews push for stadium

March 15: United’s ambitious stadium plan in Southwest D.C. stalled in planning stage 

June 4: Study: $157M for soccer stadium 

July 10: Thohir to be new majority investor in D.C. United 

July 11: New investors give United boost 

July 12: Time to make a new United stadium a reality

Oct. 6:
‘Ongoing’ talks for United stadium

Dec. 1: City officials enter talks on stadium for United 

Dec. 1: Pepco, District officials discuss D.C. United stadium for Buzzard Point

2013

Feb. 16: Stadium talks with city leave United optimistic

July 24: D.C. United and Mayor Gray reach preliminary deal for soccer stadium at Buzzard Point 

July 25:
Long road may lead to new home for United
 

July 25: Does the soccer stadium deal make sense?

July 25: D.C. United stadium deal approaches reality

July 25: New D.C. United stadium likely to give franchise the kick it needs

July 25: D.C. United stadium plan: Day 1 

July 26: Key D.C. lawmakers support soccer deal 

July 26: United reveals stadium plans

July 26:
With proposal in place, D.C. United begins efforts to finalize stadium plan with city 

July 26: D.C. United stadium: The political pitfalls 

July 27: A complicated D.C. United stadium deal is promising

July 27: For D.C. United fans, it’s about time

July 28: D.C. soccer stadium site has long been ignored 

July 28: Approaching the goal 

July 29: Can soccer save Buzzard Point?

July 31: Soccer stadium plan raises travel questions about South Capitol St. 

Aug. 4: The field is wide open. Can D. C. United capitalize? 

Aug. 4: D.C. United stadium deal a long time coming

Aug. 4: As D.C. United looks to its own stadium, Philadelphia’s team provides a template 

Aug. 5: A stadium deal’s past and future

Aug. 8: Eminent domain possible for soccer site, official says

Aug. 8: A soccer-stadium scrap 

Aug. 25:
The coming fight over soccer stadium plan

Sept. 11: Mayor Gray, D.C. United reach deal to require union labor of proposed soccer stadium 

Sept. 25:
District, Akridge set ground rules for D.C. United stadium land swap

Sept. 26: D.C. United stadium deal questioned by council 

Oct. 10: D.C. United soccer stadium opponents launch “Winning Goal” campaign 

Oct. 21: Critics of D.C. United stadium deal lay out three priorities

Nov. 26: Events D.C. seeks consultant to study future of RFK Stadium

Dec. 1: Gray’s ambitious timeline for deal on D.C. soccer stadium slips

Dec. 25: Stadium may get vast tax breaks

2014

Jan. 10: D.C. Council member Tommy Wells says soccer deal should include affordable housing

Jan. 27: Few are fans of plan for stadium 

Feb. 21:
Muriel Bowser: No Reeves Center swap for D.C. United stadium

Feb. 28: D.C. United goes on offensive in stadium debate

May 19: Sources: D.C. United and District government finalizing stadium deal 

May 21:
D.C. Council to get United stadium legislation Friday

May 24: Gray urges council to approve soccer stadium land deals 

June 2: D.C. soccer stadium deal will be heavy lift in Vincent Gray’s last months as mayor 

June 27:
Council kicks around plan for soccer stadium

July 18: 2 hearings next week to address soccer deal

July 25:
Southwest residents have transportation, housing concerns with D.C. United deal 

Aug. 1: A goal for Buzzard Point before D.C. United breaks ground 

Sept. 22:
Buzzard Point neighbors seek boost from D.C. United stadium
 

Oct. 28: Report to council on soccer deal is delayed 

Nov. 2: Stadium would bring needed development to Buzzard Point 

Nov. 9: Costs of soccer stadium are questioned in report 

Nov. 9:
Gray administration tries to hold D.C. soccer stadium deal together

Nov. 11:
Eight reasons why a new soccer stadium could be risky for D.C.

Nov. 11: Time to rethink the D.C. United stadium deal

Nov. 19: Bowser to push soccer deal change 

Nov. 25:
Council set to act on soccer stadium legislation
 

Nov. 26:
D.C. Council advances professional soccer stadium, but pitfalls remain

Dec. 2: Council to vote on issuing $62 million of new debt to build soccer stadium

Dec. 2: D.C. Council approves soccer stadium deal, paving way for games in 2017

Dec. 3: D.C. Council falls in line behind soccer stadium 

Dec. 17: D.C. Council gives final approval to soccer stadium deal

2015

June 9: D.C., team finish deal on soccer stadium 

Aug. 2: D.C. United stadium plans move forward, with architect and surveys

Oct. 1: After the buzzer, city sues to grab stadium land 

Dec. 23: The last scrap yard in the District closes to make room for stadium

2016

April 26:
United stadium plans take shape
 

Oct. 1:
Buzzard Point land to be yielded to United; stadium likely by 2018

Oct. 17: Feud over stadium design threatens D.C. United’s plans 

Oct. 21: As D.C. United and developers clash, residents are forgotten 

Nov. 30:
D.C. United queried on stadium design, crowds
 

2017

Feb. 12: D.C. United could receive final approval for Buzzard Point stadium Thursday

 

Feb. 15: D.C. United strikes deal with Audi for stadium naming rights

 

Feb. 16: After long wait, D.C. United gets final go-ahead to build new stadium