Major League Soccer (MLS) team DC United have unveiled Audi of America as the naming partner of the new soccer-specific stadium in Southwest Washington DC, now officially named Audi Field.
Audi Field will be the home for DC United, the most decorated franchise in US soccer history and the most championed professional team in the District of Columbia.
Opening in 2018, it will also host a variety of other sporting and cultural events, community activities, and concerts.
United plan to break ground on Audi Field on February 27.
The state-of-the-art urban facility has a capacity of 20,000 fans and will feature 31 luxury suites, a bike valet, and 500,000 total square feet of mixed-use retail and residential space on site, making it at 365-day destination for fans and DC residents alike.
Jason Levien, United managing general partner, said:
We are thrilled to partner with such an incredible brand that is not only recognized in North America, but throughout the world.
Audi has transcended the automobile industry and fully embraced the culture of soccer, especially in MLS. We couldn’t think of a better partner to name our stadium and we look forward to forging extraordinary memories for years to come at Audi Field.