Emergency workers responded Tuesday to the fires that broke out inside RFK Stadium – the former home of the longtime NFL team in Washington.
District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Services Tweet a video From the crews at the scene, smoke was visibly rising from one of the bunkers.
DC Fire noted that “several fires occurred in the lower pitch levels of the stadium.” DC Fire later confirmed that everything The fires have been put out And there were no injuries. The cause of the fires under investigation.
The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium was a multi-purpose facility that opened in 1961 and was prominently used for soccer, baseball, and soccer. It was home to the Washington NFL team from 1961-1996, two teams from Major League Baseball (Washington Senators, 1962-1971; Washington Nationals, 2005-07) and Major League Soccer’s DC United (1996-2017), the facility’s last official tenant.
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RFK Stadium—originally called the District of Columbia Stadium and renamed in honor of Robert F. Kennedy in 1969—has also been the host of five NFC Championship games, two MLB All-Star games, and three MLS Cup games, as well as games for both men’s (1994) and the Women’s World Cup (2003).
demolish the stadium It has been delayed several timesWashington, D.C. officials were She has been trying for several years to buy the 190-acre property where the stadium sits From the National Park Service.
After DC United moved to Audi Stadium, the new dedicated football stadium that opened in 2018, DC Dell Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) introduced the legislation It would have allowed the county to purchase the property at fair market value, but its bill failed to advance in Congress.
“Our focus is on making sure the area controls RFK. It’s like 100 acres, and it’s now a falling building surrounded by asphalt,” Washington DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said recently. “No matter what happens at this location, the decision is up to the people of Washington.”