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

Gina Sangster
Amber Jones
Carol Press
Lisa Cannon
Sheila Walter
Daniel Abraham
Sharlene Castle
Stephan Bonnaire
Patrick Cavanagh
Evan Oxhorn
Jean-Marc Bernard
Michael Silverman
Julie Dye
Michelle Wilsey
Justin Schauble
Stuart Denyer
Stephen Collesano
Tom Walter
John Strickler
Barbara Helmick
Laurie Freeman
Robert Stocks
Philip Sedlak
Rita Collins
Krista Grigg
Leo Pinson
Ann Hoffman
Debra Delay
Jon Wadsworth
Mary Calhoun
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Gina Sangster
    signed 2019-09-08 07:01:40 -0400
  • Amber Jones
    signed 2019-09-08 02:40:33 -0400
    We live next to Barracks Row at 8th and E. The traffic increased exponentially in southeast DC since the ballpark and Navy Yard residences were built, then again when the soccer stadium and Wharf in SW went up. We avoid taking our car anywhere because it takes a half hour just to get out of the city on any of the bridges in any direction except east. Another stadium in that direction would be the deal-breaker; we would be homebound, trapped, imprisoned in our neighborhood, never able to drive anywhere, and forced to move out of DC to regain our freedom.

    Traffic on DC 295 is already a nightmare, at a standstill more frequently than not. Before a baseball, hockey, or soccer game, it is impossible to get into the city for anything else, and after the game vice versa. Why would the city of DC be insane enough to add a fourth stadium???!!

    In addition, Barracks Row attracts hundreds of baseball fans parking and dining in our neighborhood, competing for our extremely limited on-street parking, then walking or taking Circulator the one mile to the ballpark. Large events at RFK would also bring cars to our neighborhood to compete for parking; even though it seems like a long distance—12 blocks—it is only a little over a mile, and we see many people walking to and from the stadium already for some events.
  • Carol Press
    signed 2019-09-07 20:40:43 -0400
  • Lisa Cannon
    signed 2019-09-07 19:21:48 -0400
  • Sheila Walter
    signed 2019-09-07 18:13:17 -0400
  • Daniel Abraham
    signed 2019-09-07 17:22:17 -0400
  • Sharlene Castle
    signed via 2019-09-07 17:13:30 -0400
  • Stephan Bonnaire
    signed 2019-09-07 16:53:15 -0400
  • Patrick Cavanagh
    signed 2019-09-07 16:47:30 -0400
    No public funds for Dan Snyder or the redskins football organization.
  • Evan Oxhorn
    signed 2019-09-07 16:16:17 -0400
  • Jean-Marc Bernard
    signed 2019-09-07 14:37:58 -0400
  • Michael Silverman
    signed 2019-09-07 14:29:33 -0400
  • Julie Dye
    signed 2019-09-07 13:22:03 -0400
    Julie Dye
  • Michelle Wilsey
    signed via 2019-09-07 11:29:41 -0400
  • Justin Schauble
    signed 2019-09-07 11:26:12 -0400
  • Stuart Denyer
    signed 2019-09-07 10:42:30 -0400
    As a nearby homeowner, we want something at the RFK site that is used more than 10 times a year – i.e. no American football stadium!
  • Stephen Collesano
    signed 2019-09-07 10:13:12 -0400
  • Tom Walter
    signed 2019-09-07 09:01:03 -0400
  • John Strickler
    signed 2019-09-07 08:50:07 -0400
  • Barbara Helmick
    signed 2019-09-07 08:15:14 -0400
  • Laurie Freeman
    signed 2019-09-07 07:51:34 -0400
    Laurie Freeman
  • Robert Stocks
    signed 2019-09-07 06:30:39 -0400
  • Philip Sedlak
    signed 2019-09-07 05:35:50 -0400
  • Rita Collins
    signed 2019-09-06 23:46:58 -0400
  • Krista Grigg
    signed 2019-09-06 23:38:51 -0400
  • Leo Pinson
    signed 2019-09-06 23:13:37 -0400
    Hail no to a stadium gift for Snyder!
  • Ann Hoffman
    signed 2019-09-06 23:08:35 -0400
  • Debra Delay
    signed via 2019-09-06 21:46:54 -0400
    Debra Delay
  • Jon Wadsworth
    signed 2019-09-06 21:18:12 -0400
    A stadium on this site would be an incredible waste and would lead to amazing anger from the residents here.
  • Mary Calhoun
    signed 2019-09-06 20:13:05 -0400
    Mary Laura Calhoun