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DC leader proposes 'Superdome' stadium complex on grounds of RFK

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D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange has proposed a plan to build a 100,000 seat ‘Superdome’ at the current site of RFK stadium in the District.

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FOX 5’s Matt Ackland reported that the domed stadium would be part of a large complex and include a gold course, soundstage, indoor waterpark and hotels.

Ackland reports that Orange would like it all to be planned, financed, and built by the time Washington's football team's current stadium lease expires in 2027.

Orange said he spoke to businessman Donald Trump about the idea when he was in town to kick off his new hotel project several weeks ago.

On Twitter, Ackland reported that Orange believes building a soundstage complex will bring TV and movie business and believes it will support thousands of jobs.

The indoor water park would feature an Olympic size pool.

Orange believes new stadium could play host to Super Bowls, Final Fours, and the Olympics and points to Indianapolis which built a domed stadium and hosted a Super Bowl.

6 other leaders have signed on to the feasibility study.

With a domed multi-purpose sport and rec facility, Orange believes D.C. would be in the best position to usher in the return of the Washington Redskins

He says he wants feasibility plan developed by Feb 2015 and wants DC to look at the stadium in Dallas as a model.

He also wants a designated stage called "Chuck Brown Stage" for artist and performer and an outdoor area called "Marvin Gaye Square" that features free live music.

Orange also said, in addition to Trump, he would like to have Tiger Woods involved in the project.


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