Hail No to a New Stadium at RFK - Add Your Name Below

If you believe the 190 acres of RFK's campus could be more than the next NFL stadium for billionaire Dan Snyder, say #HailNo and sign this petition below:

"As a DC resident, I am against a deal that gives away a single square foot of land or a single District tax dollar to build a new stadium for billionaire NFL owner Dan Snyder.

  • I believe the 190 acres alongside the Anacostia River could be so much more than oceans of asphalt for surface parking and a 60,000 seat stadium.

  • On average, most NFL stadiums only hold 10 to 20 events annually outside of eight NFL home games, meaning the stadium sits empty more than 300 days a year. An enormous space that sits empty doesn’t spur economic growth and doesn’t help the surrounding community, as study after study has demonstrated.

  • Make no mistake - people drive to NFL games and they're going to park somewhere, regardless of how much is available. At San Francisco's new stadium, they had to rent out all of the parking lots at a nearby amusement park. Where do you think people will park around RFK if there isn't enough parking for fans?

  • Nationwide, since 1997 we've seen the NFL pit communities against each other while collecting more than $6.7 billion dollars from taxpayers to build stadiums for privately-owned teams. Overall, local taxpayers end up footing around half the bill for a new NFL stadium.  

  • The costs of these projects are always higher than estimated. The five most recent newly-constructed NFL stadiums have surpassed more than $1 billion dollars each!

  • As a DC resident, I don't want to see DC hoodwinked into paying for a billionaire's stadium. The District needs our tax dollars to create new housing at all levels, support local DC entrepreneurs who run small and local business, take urgent steps forward to shift to a 100% clean energy environment, build larger and modern schools for our growing city, fund our Metro system, and in general spend money to make life better and easier for DC residents.

  • Sitting on the banks of the historic Anacostia River, a new stadium and all of the traffic and trash that would come along, would set the Anacostia River's improvement back. RFK has never had to meet standards set by the National Environmental Policy Act, and I am concerned any deal worked out under the outgoing Congress would try to extend the exemption to holding the site accountable to environmental standards.

Dedicating millions of dollars to bring an NFL stadium to the District is a bad deal and a poor use of an incredible opportunity. 

Thank you."

Who's signing

Mary Lee Wulff
Susan Harper
Yumi Cooper
Glee Murray
Leanna Fenske
Kecia Lewis
Lori Coscia
Trey Sherard
Ezra Ezra
Aaron Schumacher
Jirair Ratevosian
Donna Breslin
Peggy Rainwater
Lisa Wright
Alex Lopez
John Wennersten
Michael Steinman
Caroline Buddenhagen
Dan Baker
Whitney Louchheim
Angela Schmidt
Peter Byrne
Katie Reilly
Stacey Kornegay
Liza Beth
Valerie Jablow
Bryn Baker
Benjamin Carroll
Tami Wolf
Phillip Hess
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Mary Lee Wulff
    signed 2019-02-14 19:18:21 -0500
  • Susan Harper
    signed 2019-02-14 18:33:06 -0500
    Parking is already a problem and we already have National Stadium and the Soccer Stadium, enough is enough.
  • Yumi Cooper
    signed 2019-02-14 18:21:57 -0500
  • Glee Murray
    signed 2019-02-14 17:29:54 -0500
  • Leanna Fenske
    signed 2019-02-14 17:19:30 -0500
  • Kecia Lewis
    signed 2019-02-14 17:08:03 -0500
  • Lori Coscia
    signed 2019-02-14 17:01:34 -0500
    No Stadium for a football team that I won’t even vocalize their name.
  • Trey Sherard
    signed 2019-02-14 16:54:15 -0500
  • Ezra Ezra
    signed 2019-02-14 16:49:07 -0500
  • Aaron Schumacher
    signed 2019-02-14 16:48:15 -0500
  • Jirair Ratevosian
    signed 2019-02-14 16:46:31 -0500
  • Donna Breslin
    signed 2019-02-14 16:44:52 -0500
  • Peggy Rainwater
    signed 2019-02-14 16:39:33 -0500
  • Lisa Wright
    signed 2019-02-14 16:30:03 -0500
  • Alex Lopez
    signed 2019-02-14 16:25:59 -0500
  • John Wennersten
    signed 2019-02-14 16:25:25 -0500
  • Michael Steinman
    signed 2019-02-14 16:23:17 -0500
    Michael T Steinman
  • Caroline Buddenhagen
    signed 2019-02-14 16:19:16 -0500
  • Dan Baker
    signed via 2019-02-14 16:18:13 -0500
  • Whitney Louchheim
    signed 2019-02-14 16:15:50 -0500
  • Angela Schmidt
    signed 2019-02-14 16:14:37 -0500
  • Peter Byrne
    signed 2019-02-14 16:14:17 -0500
  • Katie Reilly
    signed 2019-02-14 16:09:57 -0500
  • Stacey Kornegay
    signed 2019-02-14 16:09:16 -0500
  • Liza Beth
    signed 2019-02-14 16:09:06 -0500
  • Valerie Jablow
    signed 2019-02-14 16:08:27 -0500
  • Bryn Baker
    signed 2019-02-14 16:07:14 -0500
  • Benjamin Carroll
    signed 2019-02-14 12:26:18 -0500
  • Tami Wolf
    signed 2019-02-14 11:13:51 -0500
  • Phillip Hess
    signed 2019-02-14 10:56:08 -0500
    I am a massive sports fan and understand the societal and civic benefits of having the local team close by. I also have enough of a basic understanding of economics to know that subsidizing a 10 date per year venue for a billionaire will never deliver the fantasy of economic benefits that will be promised. There are dozens of uses for the RFK lot that will benefit the city beyond corporate welfare for a football team that continues to rake in money despite woeful management on and off the field.