26
Sep

Washington is selling out-of-date World Cup beer to fans

When Jerome Valcke said he was “amazed" by the level of drunkenness at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, it was a pretty safe assumption not a drop of alcohol went unconsumed.

Well, it turns out, it wasn’t.

While we don’t know how much alcohol was left over from the tournament, we do know that at least some of it ended up in the U.S.

During Washington’s crushing loss to the NY Giants on Thursday night, fans were served with ice cold World Cup-branded beers. And, as the Washington Post found out, they are indeed from June of this year, and well past their “freshness date.”

Yum.

(H/T Washington Post)

25
Jul

MLS Club DC United Seals Deal On New Stadium

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(Images via HKS Architects)

For the last several years, D.C. United has been a club in limbo, with rumors consistently swirling about potential moves elsewhere within the Washington, D.C. area, or even Baltimore, Maryland. That shaky footing, however, seems to be a thing of the past, as DC United announced this morning an agreement with the city has been reached to construct a $300 million soccer-specific stadium.

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Since their inauguration, DC United have played in Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, more commonly known as RFK. While the stadium has a long history, it has also struggled to keep up with the now standard amenities offered in other stadiums around the country. As D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray recently said of RFK, the stadium ”was never suited well for soccer” and has ”become a real anachronism.”

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Based on recently released images of the design for the new stadium, that should no longer be a problem.