The over hang cover was supposed to come out further to cover the...
seats. That design also served as a barrier for the intense afternoon sun. As a result, it impacts the TV cameras, forcing game times to be shifted later that can limit DCU on national broadcasts and create time slot issues for local telecasts. A factor right now DCU is confronting in its negotiations with NBC Sports Washington.
Jason Levian the managing partner of DCU’s investor group (MLS owns the team, local investor group manages the franchise/monetizes the facility asset), chose to close off the East area of the facility with sub-divided hard walls, when the recommendation was to leave it open. Now that area must be totally reconstructed in order to locate the sports betting lounge/restaurant.
Additional locker rooms need to be added. There are events Audi Field is unable to host due to inadequate locker room/preparation areas.
Limited concession locations. Fans are waiting in line for unacceptable lengths of time.
Pipes/brackets that fell and hit a fan still must have a permanent solution. There are also upgrades that were promised suite holders that have not been addressed.