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

Read my August 1, 2023 op-ed in the Washington Post.

If you believe the 190 acres of RFK's campus could be more than the next NFL stadium, 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.

  • 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 or create meaingful jobs and doesn’t help the surrounding community.

  • 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

Robert Laboy
Asaf Reich
Sai Rao
Matthew Littleton
Todd Brogan
Mia Beverly
Scott Freeman
Shirley Schwarz
Dana Luciano
Igor Zuccardi
Thomas Link
Mitchell Kramer
Shakira Gantt
Jason Feser
Jessica Berman
Nadja Moore
Christopher Albert
Katie Gentsch
Meghan Parin
Jeffrey Marks
Miles Spradlin-Crater
Bethany Williams
Trevor Kincaid
Rachel Fishman Feser
Clara Lincoln
Kristin paccione
Elizabeth Olson
Frederic Selck
Scott Dorn
Jaclyn Kline
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Robert Laboy
    signed 2018-12-21 15:31:32 -0500
  • Asaf Reich
    signed 2018-12-21 15:21:11 -0500
  • Sai Rao
    signed 2018-12-21 15:01:59 -0500
  • Matthew Littleton
    signed via 2018-12-21 14:57:00 -0500
  • Todd Brogan
    signed 2018-12-21 14:29:22 -0500
  • Mia Beverly
    signed via 2018-12-21 14:22:22 -0500
  • Scott Freeman
    signed 2018-12-21 14:20:28 -0500
  • Shirley Schwarz
    signed 2018-12-21 14:17:50 -0500
  • Dana Luciano
    signed 2018-12-21 14:14:51 -0500
  • Igor Zuccardi
    signed 2018-12-21 13:59:00 -0500
  • Thomas Link
    signed 2018-12-21 13:07:50 -0500
  • Mitchell Kramer
    signed 2018-12-21 12:00:21 -0500
  • Shakira Gantt
    signed 2018-12-21 09:28:12 -0500
    No to spending our tax dollars on this stadium. We desperately need housing that people can afford. Snyder can pay for it with his own money or stay in PG County!!!
  • Jason Feser
    signed via 2018-12-21 07:00:38 -0500
  • Jessica Berman
    signed 2018-12-20 21:21:18 -0500
  • Nadja Moore
    signed 2018-12-20 20:57:35 -0500
  • Christopher Albert
    signed via 2018-12-20 18:25:19 -0500
  • Katie Gentsch
    signed 2018-12-20 17:35:18 -0500
  • Meghan Parin
    signed 2018-12-20 16:27:43 -0500
  • Jeffrey Marks
    signed 2018-12-20 14:43:17 -0500
    Jeffrey Marks
  • Miles Spradlin-Crater
    signed 2018-12-20 14:38:04 -0500
    They want a stadium, they pay for all of it. Not one dime of city money should go to this white elephant.
  • Bethany Williams
    signed via 2018-12-20 14:16:06 -0500
    I don’t believe tho would best serve the people of DC, or my neighborhood. No to the stadium.
  • Trevor Kincaid
    signed via 2018-12-20 11:36:12 -0500
  • Rachel Fishman Feser
    signed via 2018-12-20 10:51:26 -0500
  • Clara Lincoln
    signed 2018-12-20 10:41:46 -0500
    Clara Lincoln
  • Kristin paccione
    signed via 2018-12-20 10:08:38 -0500
  • Elizabeth Olson
    signed 2018-12-20 09:59:25 -0500
  • Frederic Selck
    signed via 2018-12-20 09:49:52 -0500
  • Scott Dorn
    signed via 2018-12-20 09:46:31 -0500
  • Jaclyn Kline
    signed via 2018-12-20 09:21:07 -0500