Audi Earns Naming Rights To DC United’s New State-Of-The-Art Stadium

Audi announced that starting with the 2018 season, DC United’s brand new soccer stadium will be called ‘Audi Field’.

The new stadium, home to one of the most decorated soccer franchises in the US, will host a variety of sporting, music and cultural events along the newly developed DC southwest waterfront.

“We are excited to work with DC United and to continue our support of soccer in America as well the community near our Northern Virginia headquarters,” said Audi of America marketing exec, Loren Angelo. “This commitment helps Audi connect with passionate soccer fans of all ages and the greater community through unique experiences that continue to elevate their excitement in America’s fastest-growing sport.”

Audi is also the official automotive sponsor of Major League Soccer in the US, which has been helping the automaker reach a new fast-growing audience ever since they started this venture back in 2015.

“We are thrilled to partner with such an incredible brand that is not only recognized in North America, but throughout the world. Audi has transcended the automobile industry and fully embraced the culture of soccer, especially in MLS,” said DC United exec, Jason Levien. “We couldn’t think of a better partner to name our stadium and we look forward to forging extraordinary memories for years to come at Audi Field.”

Once completed, Audi Field will feature 31 luxury suites with a total capacity for 20,000 fans. The grounds will also feature a bike valet and 500,000 total square feet of retail space on location.

Aside from their US-based ventures, Audi has also been sponsoring European powerhouse FC Bayern Munchen ever since 2002.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I like the look of this and all, BUT:

    What happened to Chevrolet FC? You would think they would have an American automotive sponsor for their fußballstad- I mean football stadi-I mean soccer field.

    • pjl35

      Why? Just because it’s in DC?

  • badcyclist

    When did “earns” become a synonym for “buys”?

New Concept Car Is Citroen’s Vision Of Comfort, Features AI, Electric Powertrain

The new Citroen Concept will be unveiled at Vivatech in Paris, on May 16, alongside the Ami One.

Tesla Model S Seems To Self-Combust While Sitting In A Parking Lot

The blaze destroyed the Tesla Model S and at least two other vehicles parked close to it.

Uber’s Self-Driving Unit To Be Spun Off After Toyota, Denso, Softbank Investments

Following this investment, the Uber Advanced Technologies Group has been valued at $7.25 billion.

Police Officer Stops California Highway Traffic, SUV Driver Totally Ignores Him

The police officer halted traffic to remove an exercise machine from the road, but not everyone stopped.

Lamborghini Urus Is Quite Impressive – But Is It A Real Lambo?

Lambo’s super SUV may go like crazy, but it could do without some niggles not befitting a $200k car.

Small Changes Make Pontiac Aztek Look Nicer. Just Kidding – It’s Still Ugly As Sin

The Pontiac Aztek simply cannot be made to look nice, no matter how hard you may try.

1,100 WHP Nissan GT-R Clocks 235 MPH Top Speed With Ease

With a different final drive, this heavily tuned GT-R might have been able to crack the 250 mph mark.

Porsche 911 GT3 And GT3 RS Go To War At The Drag Strip

Both the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS can clock 10-second quarter mile times – but the winner is…

Pickup Truck Tries To Cross To The Opposite Lane, Ends Up Slamming Into Camry

We imagine this pickup truck driver in Canada was left rather red-faced after this crash.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA: More Than Just A Pretty Face?

The second-gen CLA is certainly more stylish than its predecessor, but has it improved in other areas too?.