City Misses Stadium Deadlines

December 2, 2013

Five months after D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced an ambitious plan to build a new soccer stadium, the administration has missed a series of self-imposed deadlines, including a promise to deliver a land deal for the D.C. Council to vote on this year. The timeline — as well as the secrecy of negotiations — has sparked frustration on the council, where even boosters say Gray (D) is trying to move too quickly without council input. Council members will not bow to pressure, several said, to rush through a complex and expensive stadium deal about which they know little. (Post)

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