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

Katherine Collins
David Cramer
Mary Lynn Stevens
Armand Lione
Christina Ritch
Roberta Shapiro
Jeffrey Zippin
Lindsey Boyle
Heather Laverty
Kirstin Krudwig
Kelley Samuel
Andrew Bossi
Tim Sloan
Mark Eckenwiler
Andrew Brenner
Ana Meehan
Matthew Dickens
John Wunder
Michael Moses
Josh Linden
Emily Gray
Shauna Steele
David Johnson
Matthew Becker
Nathan Schuh
Nathaniel Mason
Sara Agarwal
John Cowgill
Pamela Salmi
Michael Segal
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Katherine Collins
    signed 2018-12-14 13:27:53 -0500
    Katherine K Collins
  • David Cramer
    signed 2018-12-14 13:27:16 -0500
  • Mary Lynn Stevens
    signed 2018-12-14 13:27:02 -0500
    There are so many things wrong with building a football stadium on this site — the name of the team, the corrupt nature of Dan Snyder, his desire to take free land without compensation, stealing from the neighborhood children and adults who will benefit from playing fields and parks. The fact that he has done this covertly — until the Post called him out, shows he does not deserve any largess or trust from us.
  • Armand Lione
    signed 2018-12-14 13:26:13 -0500
    Armand P Lione
  • Christina Ritch
    signed 2018-12-14 13:24:57 -0500
  • Roberta Shapiro
    signed 2018-12-14 13:23:51 -0500
    Roberta Shapiro
  • Jeffrey Zippin
    signed 2018-12-14 13:23:43 -0500
  • Lindsey Boyle
    signed 2018-12-14 13:23:35 -0500
  • Heather Laverty
    signed 2018-12-14 13:23:30 -0500
  • Kirstin Krudwig
    signed 2018-12-14 13:21:45 -0500
  • Kelley Samuel
    signed 2018-12-14 13:20:25 -0500
  • Andrew Bossi
    signed 2018-12-14 13:17:36 -0500
  • Tim Sloan
    signed 2018-12-14 13:15:32 -0500
  • Mark Eckenwiler
    signed 2018-12-14 13:15:24 -0500
  • Andrew Brenner
    signed 2018-12-14 13:15:21 -0500
  • Ana Meehan
    signed 2018-12-14 13:14:38 -0500
    Although I am against an NFL stadium, I thought there was a separate issue of renewing the lease.
  • Matthew Dickens
    signed 2018-12-14 13:14:33 -0500
  • John Wunder
    signed 2018-12-14 13:14:20 -0500
  • Michael Moses
    signed 2018-12-14 13:14:00 -0500
  • Josh Linden
    signed 2018-12-14 13:13:43 -0500
  • Emily Gray
    signed 2018-12-14 13:13:25 -0500
  • Shauna Steele
    signed 2018-12-14 13:12:19 -0500
  • David Johnson
    signed 2018-12-14 13:12:16 -0500
    David A Johnson
  • Matthew Becker
    signed 2018-12-14 13:12:00 -0500
    Matthew R Becker
  • Nathan Schuh
    signed 2018-12-14 13:11:33 -0500
  • Nathaniel Mason
    signed 2018-12-14 13:11:23 -0500
  • Sara Agarwal
    signed 2018-12-14 13:11:10 -0500
    This is not the best use of space or funds. Please use an appropriate public process.
  • John Cowgill
    signed 2018-12-14 13:10:30 -0500
    John Cowgill
  • Pamela Salmi
    signed 2018-12-14 13:10:26 -0500
  • Michael Segal
    signed via 2018-12-14 13:09:42 -0500