Events DC Unveils First Round of Renderings for New Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC
(Washington, DC) – September 23, 2016 – Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, revealed on Thursday evening, the first round of renderings for the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. The initial design renderings for the Arena project were led by joint venture of architectural firms, Washington, DC-based Marshall Moya Design and international sports design firm, ROSSETTI. Acting as an economic catalyst to help transform an under-recognized area of DC, the new Arena will serve to integrate the community and professional sports to create a new sports and entertainment district within the city.
“When we first set forth on the Entertainment and Sports Arena project with our partners, Events DC committed to Washington, DC that we wouldn’t just build a new arena, but a world-class sporting and entertainment venue that was built for and alongside the local DC community. Today is another step forward in that effort and we appreciate the feedback from our local DC residents,” said Max Brown, chairman of the Board of Directors for Events DC. “We also continue to be steadfast on delivering jobs to the local community and meeting a 50-percent minority business goal, the most ever on a DC public project and I, personally remain unwavering and accountable to exceeding these targets. Our city deserves an arena that is iconic and this project will fulfill that vision. The Entertainment and Sports Arena is designed to celebrate and strengthen the historic Congress Heights neighborhood as well as provide an unmatched attendee experience.”
Operated by Events DC, the 4,200-seat arena will act as more than a professional basketball arena and training facility, but as a multi-functional, flexible space that combines sports, entertainment and community programming with neighborhood-serving resources. The Arena design will be built to incorporate community-centric elements from the ground up that include innovative space planning and programming elements.
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