Public Opinion Against Stadium Financing

January 27, 2014

Public opinion is running strongly against one of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s highest-profile initiatives, financing a new stadium for the D.C. United pro soccer team, a Washington Post poll has found. Six in 10 District residents oppose the plan, unveiled by Gray and team officials in July, with the number of those strongly opposed to the deal more than double those who strongly support it. Opposition to the plan crosses virtually every demographic and political group identified by the poll, which reached 1,003 District residents between Jan. 9 and Jan 12. (Post)

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