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

Matt Erickson
Andrea Rosen
Sharon Rhoades
Denise Daniel
Payman Azadi
Jailyn Mayrant
Katie Bolton
James Murphy
Sarah Swift
Ashton Rohmer
Yoni Gray
Kristy Heidenberger
Jan Lane
Jennifer Carey
Valerie Zweig
Adam Welti
Jane Angarola
robert stillwell
Diana Rubin
Mark Wenzler
Harold Maupin
Jackie Havard
Michael Buckalew
Barbara Arbiter
Caleb-Michael Files
Jack Peterson
Rachel Blessing
Adam Matuszeski
Stefan Hankin
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Matt Erickson
    signed via 2018-12-14 23:14:02 -0500
  • Andrea Rosen
    signed 2018-12-14 23:07:36 -0500
  • Sharon Rhoades
    signed via 2018-12-14 23:04:08 -0500
    We don’t need a new stadium!
  • Denise Daniel
    signed 2018-12-14 23:03:38 -0500
    No. No. No. do not blight the river with a concrete block. Do not poison the river with vehicle oil run off. Do not give hardworking taxpayer dollars To billionaire owners, billionaire tv networks, millionaire athletes before you give DC police officers, teachers, social workers, food banks, senior programs and affordable housing all they resources they need.
  • Payman Azadi
    signed 2018-12-14 23:00:20 -0500
    As a Prince George’s County resident I will just say one thing, don’t do it. Dan Snyder is a crook.
  • Jailyn Mayrant
    signed 2018-12-14 22:58:38 -0500
  • Katie Bolton
    signed 2018-12-14 22:51:46 -0500
  • James Murphy
    signed 2018-12-14 22:38:53 -0500
  • Sarah Swift
    signed 2018-12-14 22:37:42 -0500
    I strongly object to this. Real data should drive development, and the data tells us that investments in stadiums like this don’t serve communities. Please don’t proceed with this plan.

    Sarah Swift
  • Ashton Rohmer
    signed 2018-12-14 22:34:46 -0500
  • Yoni Gray
    signed 2018-12-14 22:33:00 -0500
  • Kristy Heidenberger
    signed 2018-12-14 22:32:46 -0500
  • Jan Lane
    signed 2018-12-14 22:32:22 -0500
  • Jennifer Carey
    signed 2018-12-14 22:28:34 -0500
  • Valerie Zweig
    signed 2018-12-14 22:26:55 -0500
  • Adam Welti
    signed 2018-12-14 22:25:02 -0500
  • AthenaFTW
    @amfulay tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-14 22:24:50 -0500
    Sign the petition: Hail No to a New Stadium at RFK - Add Your Name Below https://www.hailnorfk.com/?recruiter_id=1144781
  • Jane Angarola
    signed 2018-12-14 22:23:09 -0500
  • robert stillwell
    signed 2018-12-14 22:21:14 -0500
    A football stadium isn’t the right fit for that area anymore.
  • Diana Rubin
    signed via 2018-12-14 22:14:47 -0500
  • Mark Wenzler
    signed 2018-12-14 22:12:18 -0500
  • Harold Maupin
    signed 2018-12-14 22:05:42 -0500
    Harold Maupin
  • Jackie Havard
    signed 2018-12-14 22:04:49 -0500
  • Michael Buckalew
    signed 2018-12-14 22:04:28 -0500
  • Barbara Arbiter
    signed 2018-12-14 22:01:52 -0500
  • Caleb-Michael Files
    signed 2018-12-14 21:42:29 -0500
  • Jack Peterson
    signed 2018-12-14 21:40:25 -0500
  • Rachel Blessing
    signed 2018-12-14 21:40:20 -0500
  • Adam Matuszeski
    signed via 2018-12-14 21:36:48 -0500
    The Redskins need a reboot. Bench them until they get their act together.
  • Stefan Hankin
    signed 2018-12-14 21:36:14 -0500
    Stefan Hankin