• N-S Axis Design Concept View from East w/ 20K Arena

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  • N-S Axis Design Concept View of Esplanade

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  • Stitch Design Concept View from East

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  • Stitch Design Concept View from West

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The Future of the
RFK Stadium-Armory Campus

After extensive planning, outreach, public input and involvement, Events DC is proud to present two concepts for the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus. Our vision for the Campus’ future is to create a revitalized site that celebrates its iconic beauty and history – while also acting as a first-class example of urban living that can attract residents and visitors and at the same time maintain a strong local identity. 

Acting as a catalyst for the city, the RFK Campus future project will also make a substantial economic impact on the District, by reinvesting into the city through job opportunities, youth programs, local business development and ample community benefits and neighborhood serving amenities for residents to enjoy.  

Located in the Southeast corridor of the District, the transformational concepts for the iconic RFK Stadium-Armory Campus will deliver holistic – yet multifunctional adaptable concepts for the site that leverage the District’s waterfront, provide neighborhood serving amenities and connect the current site with increased and sustainable green space, flexible sports and recreational fields and natural access to pedestrian-friendly paths.

Potential Short-Term
Campus Programming

Family Sports & Entertainment Complex

Family Sports &
Entertainment Complex

Ice Rink

Ice Rink

Flexible Market Plaza (Urban Farm, Farmer’s Market)

Permanent Market Plaza (Urban Farm, Farmer’s Market)

Splash Park

Splash Park

Amphitheatre

Amphitheatre

Floating Pool

Floating Pool

Urban Beach

Urban Beach

Indoor Track Center

Indoor Track Center

Boat House & Water Taxi Stop

Boat House & Water Taxi Stop

Multipurpose Sports Fields

Multipurpose Sports Fields

Aquatic Center

Aquatic Center

Pedestrian friendly Bridges & Pathways

Pedestrian friendly Bridges & Pathways

Cultural/Science Center

Cultural/Science Center

Walk, Running & Bike Trail

Walk, Running & Bike Trail

Bandshell

Bandshell

The masterplans we’ve unveiled present a once in a lifetime opportunity to reimagine the 190-acre site in a holistic approach that delivers an amenity for everyone. It also has the ability to create another vibrant destination within Washington, DC for residents and visitors to live, play and visit. Both designs aim to provide accessibility across the Campus’s unique topography and access to nearby waterways, while creating dynamic open space for everyone to enjoy and benefit.

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About Events DC

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, deliver premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DEvents DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, deliver premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities.

Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. The most recent addition is Gateway DC, an innovative and versatile space featuring a covered and open-air pavilion in the center of a 1-acre park, conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.

About our Partners

  • About OMA New York

    OMA is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. OMA's buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. Since 2001, OMA New York has been responsible for OMA's operations in the Americas including Milstein Hall at Cornell University (2011), Seattle Central Library, the Prada Epicenter in Losa Angeles (both completed 2004), the IIT Campus Center in Chicago (2003), and the Prada Epicenter in New York (2001).  Past engagements with urban conditions around the world include a new civic center in Bogota, Colombia; a post-Hurricane Sandy, urban water strategy for New Jersey; and a food hub in Louisville, Kentucky.  The office's most recent engagement with our nation's capital include the 11th Street Bridge Park, scheduled to start construction in 2019. OMA New York will celebrate two cultural completions this year including the Faena Forum in Miami and the Pierre Lassonde Pavillion in Quebec City.

  • About Brailsford & Dunlavey

    Brailsford & Dunlavey (B&D) is a Washington, DC-headquartered national program management firm with comprehensive in-house planning and implementation capabilities, dedicated to serving public agencies, professional sports organizations, educational institutions, corporations, and non-profit clients. B&D is minority-owned and a D.C. certified business enterprise (CBE) company with more than 120 people in 10 offices throughout the U.S. More than 100 facilities planned or implemented by B&D have earned industry awards, including from the U.S. Department of Education, National School Boards Association, the American Institute of Architects, and the Associated Builders and Contractors. B&D has worked on more than 1,000 assignments, representing over $30 billion in completed construction, and features a client base in all 50 states. ADC Management Solutions and Kumi Construction Management are both D.C. certified CBE’s and are integral partners of the program management team.

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