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

Claudia Kim
Keith Ivey
Erin O'Connor
Emily Russel
Marc Friend
Ann Grace
Robert Tillett
Dina Michels
Jenna Irwin
Michael Allen
Jessica Cox
Nancy Ricks
Elisabeth Kidder
Matthew Kirkland
Morgan Givens
Roman Goldstein
Erin Hemlin
Kirsten Keating
Bill Sullivan
Mike Carvalho
James Harnett
Holly Molchany
Tim Durney
Laura Cohen
Benjamin Lazarus
Matthew Eide
Doug Foote
David Cooling
Zeb Schorr
Ryan Eshelman
3,794 SIGNATURES
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Claudia Kim
    signed 2018-12-14 16:18:38 -0500
  • Keith Ivey
    signed 2018-12-14 16:17:24 -0500
  • Erin O'Connor
    signed 2018-12-14 16:17:03 -0500
    Erin O’Connor
  • Emily Russel
    signed via 2018-12-14 16:16:39 -0500
  • Marc Friend
    signed 2018-12-14 16:16:08 -0500
  • Ann Grace
    signed 2018-12-14 16:15:29 -0500
  • Robert Tillett
    signed via 2018-12-14 16:15:00 -0500
  • Dina Michels
    signed 2018-12-14 16:14:41 -0500
  • Jenna Irwin
    signed via 2018-12-14 16:13:26 -0500
  • Michael Allen
    signed 2018-12-14 16:12:48 -0500
  • Jessica Cox
    signed 2018-12-14 16:11:28 -0500
  • Nancy Ricks
    signed 2018-12-14 16:11:06 -0500
  • Elisabeth Kidder
    signed via 2018-12-14 16:09:47 -0500
  • Matthew Kirkland
    signed 2018-12-14 16:09:33 -0500
  • Morgan Givens
    signed 2018-12-14 16:06:53 -0500
    With the growing lack of affordable housing in DC, they’ve GOT to be kidding me with this. NO!
  • Roman Goldstein
    signed 2018-12-14 16:06:50 -0500
  • Erin Hemlin
    signed 2018-12-14 16:06:45 -0500
    I am absolutely against bringing a football stadium back to RFK. The community is too residential and cannot sustain 60,000 stadium-goers every Sunday in the fall. Not to mention the incredibly racist name that brings shame to DC.
  • Kirsten Keating
    signed via 2018-12-14 16:05:08 -0500
  • Bill Sullivan
    signed 2018-12-14 16:05:06 -0500
  • Mike Carvalho
    signed via 2018-12-14 16:05:00 -0500
  • James Harnett
    signed 2018-12-14 16:04:37 -0500
  • Holly Molchany
    signed 2018-12-14 16:01:52 -0500
  • Tim Durney
    signed 2018-12-14 16:00:17 -0500
    No NFL team in our neighborhood!
  • Laura Cohen
    signed via 2018-12-14 15:59:53 -0500
  • Benjamin Lazarus
    signed 2018-12-14 15:57:35 -0500
  • Matthew Eide
    signed 2018-12-14 15:55:58 -0500
    Matthew D Eide
  • Doug Foote
    signed 2018-12-14 15:54:25 -0500
  • David Cooling
    signed 2018-12-14 15:54:25 -0500
  • Zeb Schorr
    signed 2018-12-14 15:50:24 -0500
  • Ryan Eshelman
    signed 2018-12-14 15:50:03 -0500