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

Anna Woodbury
Kristin Reinhard
Michele Adelson
Adele Sheehan
Patrick Cash
Kate Blakeley
Erin Fay
Catherine Reeverts
Martha Byers
Charles Swartz
Stephen Picard
Virginia Spatz
Shannon Steene
Simon Davis
Mike Gilles
Alex Kyrios
Sam Walsh
Stefania Di Mauro-Nava
Kate Denson
Michael N
Anne Phelps
Hilary Johnson
Robert Hunt
LaShawn Potts
Ben LaRocco
Erica Martin
John Cochran
Marie Trickey
Tom McSorley
Frances McGaffey
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Anna Woodbury
    signed 2018-12-14 12:03:47 -0500
  • Kristin Reinhard
    signed 2018-12-14 12:03:40 -0500
  • Michele Adelson
    signed 2018-12-14 12:02:57 -0500
  • Adele Sheehan
    signed 2018-12-14 12:02:53 -0500
    Adele Sheehan
  • Patrick Cash
    signed 2018-12-14 12:02:17 -0500
    Research shows time and again that tax incentive giveaways are a bad deal for consumers and taxpayers, and singularly benefit extremely wealthy business owners. Use this land for the community that lives in the neighborhood and beyond and do not give this land to extremely rich rasists and brand a huge building with a racial slur.
  • Kate Blakeley
    signed 2018-12-14 12:01:43 -0500
  • Erin Fay
    signed 2018-12-14 12:01:40 -0500
    I was a Hill East resident for 8 years and come back to visit often. The community needs green space, affordable housing, retail that fits, and waterfront access. It does not need an NFL stadium that would cause huge traffic issues, noise violations, and would not serve the community where it sits.
  • Catherine Reeverts
    signed 2018-12-14 12:00:26 -0500
    I remember when football games took up parking spots all the way at least to 9th St. SE

    and we were subjected to a rush hour “under the influence” post games that endangered pedestrians and other drivers. Keep em out.
  • Martha Byers
    signed 2018-12-14 12:00:20 -0500
    No way!!!!! 8 games a year for one is a sorry waste of money, and no consideration for the locals and the environment!!!
  • Charles Swartz
    signed 2018-12-14 12:00:12 -0500
  • Stephen Picard
    signed 2018-12-14 12:00:03 -0500
  • Virginia Spatz
    signed 2018-12-14 12:00:02 -0500
    Why do we bother with citizen input if it’s all to be ignored! Thank you to Charles Allen for insisting on better for Ward 6 and the city
  • Shannon Steene
    signed 2018-12-14 11:59:56 -0500
  • Simon Davis
    signed 2018-12-14 11:59:50 -0500
  • Mike Gilles
    signed 2018-12-14 11:59:49 -0500
  • Alex Kyrios
    signed 2018-12-14 11:59:44 -0500
  • Sam Walsh
    signed 2018-12-14 11:59:26 -0500
  • Stefania Di Mauro-Nava
    signed 2018-12-14 11:59:16 -0500
  • Kate Denson
    signed 2018-12-14 11:59:03 -0500
  • Michael N
    signed 2018-12-14 11:58:51 -0500
    This would be a huge waste of a valuable resource!
  • Anne Phelps
    signed 2018-12-14 11:58:34 -0500
    There are so many better uses of public funds and so many better uses for this area.
  • Hilary Johnson
    signed 2018-12-14 11:58:24 -0500
    Put this money into the community!
  • Robert Hunt
    signed 2018-12-14 11:58:24 -0500
  • LaShawn Potts
    signed 2018-12-14 11:58:20 -0500
    LaShawn Potts
  • Ben LaRocco
    signed 2018-12-14 11:58:11 -0500
  • Erica Martin
    signed 2018-12-14 11:57:46 -0500
    Erica K Martin
  • John Cochran
    signed 2018-12-14 11:57:39 -0500
  • Marie Trickey
    signed 2018-12-14 11:57:37 -0500
  • Tom McSorley
    signed 2018-12-14 11:57:28 -0500
  • Frances McGaffey
    signed 2018-12-14 11:57:20 -0500
    DC needs more affordable housing, not more subsidies for billionaires.