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

Jerry Crute
Frances L Hoffmann
John Healey
Gregory Klass
James Stone
J. Miller
Mara Gassmann
Liz Campbell
Arthur Smith
Michael Newman
Alyssa McCrea
Cristina Amoruso
Sam Reilly
Mark Lance
Michael McDonald
Matthew Shields
Bridget Sheaff
Nicole Gilmore
Robert Southern
Tom Woteki
Jennifer Shields
Amanda ONeil
Amy Hubbard
Evan Brennan
Opal Boyer
Mary McCue
Gregory Matlesky
Broadway Jackson III
3,794 SIGNATURES
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Jerry Crute
    signed via 2018-12-14 16:55:01 -0500
  • Frances L Hoffmann
    signed 2018-12-14 16:53:57 -0500
  • John Healey
    signed 2018-12-14 16:52:13 -0500
    The space by the Kingman Island Park could be better used for recreation, housing, and transit-oriented development, given its proximity to a metro station. We do not need yet another stadium in the District!
  • Gregory Klass
    signed 2018-12-14 16:51:36 -0500
  • James Stone
    signed 2018-12-14 16:49:43 -0500
  • J. Miller
    signed 2018-12-14 16:45:37 -0500
  • Mara Gassmann
    signed 2018-12-14 16:44:58 -0500
  • Liz Campbell
    signed 2018-12-14 16:44:33 -0500
  • Arthur Smith
    signed 2018-12-14 16:44:13 -0500
    Arthur Smith
  • Michael Newman
    signed via 2018-12-14 16:41:17 -0500
  • Alyssa McCrea
    signed 2018-12-14 16:36:04 -0500
  • Cristina Amoruso
    signed 2018-12-14 16:35:38 -0500
  • Kristine Enderle
    @kristinEEnderle tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-14 16:33:33 -0500
    Sign the petition: Hail No to a New Stadium at RFK - Add Your Name Below https://www.hailnorfk.com/?recruiter_id=1217997
  • Sam Reilly
    signed via 2018-12-14 16:31:19 -0500
  • Mark Lance
    signed 2018-12-14 16:30:49 -0500
    Mark N Lance
  • Michael McDonald
    signed 2018-12-14 16:30:42 -0500
  • Matthew Shields
    signed via 2018-12-14 16:29:30 -0500
  • Bridget Sheaff
    signed via 2018-12-14 16:29:08 -0500
  • Nicole Gilmore
    signed 2018-12-14 16:27:58 -0500
  • Robert Southern
    signed 2018-12-14 16:27:51 -0500
  • Tom Woteki
    signed 2018-12-14 16:27:26 -0500
    #HailNo The property should be turned over to DC for its citizens too decide how it should be developed. Parkland, recreation, housing and retail are its proper use. I strenuously object top Dan Snyder trying to do an end run around the community. He doesn’t even lie here.
  • Jennifer Shields
    signed 2018-12-14 16:26:55 -0500
    Jennifer Shields
  • Amanda ONeil
    signed via 2018-12-14 16:25:10 -0500
    Amanda ONeil
  • Opal Boyer
    @opalina100 tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-14 16:24:34 -0500
    Sign the petition: Hail No to a New Stadium at RFK - Add Your Name Below https://www.hailnorfk.com/?recruiter_id=1217537
  • Amy Hubbard
    signed 2018-12-14 16:24:13 -0500
  • Evan Brennan
    signed via 2018-12-14 16:24:00 -0500
  • Opal Boyer
    signed 2018-12-14 16:24:00 -0500
    I do not feel the team should receive any benefit, let alone public benefit, until they change their demeaning name and logo. As a Native American I find the name incredibly offensive and cruel!
  • Mary McCue
    signed 2018-12-14 16:23:09 -0500
  • Gregory Matlesky
    signed 2018-12-14 16:19:06 -0500
    We want new neighbors, not a parking lot!
  • Broadway Jackson III
    signed 2018-12-14 16:18:56 -0500