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DC mayor to sign labor deal on new soccer stadium

Tuesday - 9/10/2013, 4:10am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Plans to build a new soccer stadium for D.C. United are moving forward as Mayor Vincent Gray gets ready to sign a new labor agreement.

Gray and other officials from the city and team are announcing and signing Tuesday a new project labor agreement for the construction of the $300 million stadium.

That agreement is intended to ensure that D.C. workers get first priority in employment and receive federal wage rates.

The event will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nationals Park.

The city and the team have agreed to split the cost of the soccer-only stadium, which is tentatively scheduled to open in 2016 in an industrial section of southwest Washington known as Buzzard Point. D.C. United currently plays in RFK Stadium.


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