The WashTimes Day 2 story
also has actual information about the stadium
construction, which of course is all I was ever really interested in :). "The construction team [...] has told the city it would like to begin preparing the site for construction by March 1
. But first, the city must gain possession of 14 acres at the ballpark site. It filed a court order in D.C. Superior Court asking a judge to force out property owners by last Tuesday, but a ruling is not expected until Feb. 24. The city is focused on acquiring land in the south section of the ballpark site first because that is where the heaviest construction must take place
. Meanwhile, in a somewhat surprising development, consultants hired by the sports commission to handle environmental remediation on the ballpark site have reduced their fee from $8 million to about $6.3 million because initial tests of the site do not show as much contamination as expected
[...]. Heavy environmental problems had been expected because of the presence of an asphalt plant, trash transfer facility and other industrial buildings."