On Wednesday, Nov. 12, D.C. United, Loudoun United FC, and the Washington Spirit announced a new comprehensive extension of their partnership to making Washington D.C. the best destination in world for women’s soccer.
Through the collaboration, the Washington Spirit will play four matches of their 2020 Regular Season home schedule at Audi Field as well as four matches at Segra Field, the new stadium for the Black-and-Red’s USL Championship affiliate, Loudoun United FC in Loudoun County, Va. The Washington Spirit will play their remaining four home matches of 2020 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md.
Jason Levien, D.C. United CEO and Co-Chairman: “We look forward to enhancing our partnership with the Spirit as we work to provide soccer fans in the DMV with increasing opportunities to experience the world’s game.”
Additionally, the Spirit will play seven National Women’s Soccer League Regular Season home matches played at Audi Field and five at Segra Field in 2021. In 2022 and beyond, the clubs will collaborate to amplify the number of matches played at Audi Field each year with all Spirit postseason matches to be played at Audi Field. Also, under the agreement that has the option of extending through 2029, the Washington Spirit will train at D.C. United’s new training facility in Loudoun County, Va., that is scheduled to open in Fall 2020.
Steve Baldwin, Washington Spirit Majority Owner: “From the time I assumed control of the Spirit in January, we have had the objective of being the best women’s football club in the world. I could not be happier for our players and fans in what our partnership with D.C. United does to achieve this objective. From day one, D.C. United have been a great partner and I am so grateful for the relationship we have with the entire D.C. United organization. I would like to thank the D.C. United leadership, namely co-chairmen Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien for their commitment to Women’s soccer. D.C. United are a special club and a special organization and we are proud to be in this partnership with them.”
More information about the Washington Spirit’s matches at Audi Field and Segra Field will be available when the NWSL schedule is released at a later date.