I’m reaching out today to explain to you the circumstances regarding the switch of our May 26 match scheduled for Segra Field to BBVA Stadium in Houston. As you know, our two Challenge Cup matches were scheduled for Segra Field and were moved to Audi Field because the construction of Segra Field has not been completed. Last week, NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird issued us a letter stating that the May 26 match needed to be moved to a different venue because Segra Field is not compliant with NWSL stadium requirements. We asked DC United if we could hold the May 26 game at Audi Field, an open date for the venue, and they said no. So last night Commissioner Baird made the decision to move the game to Houston.
The Washington Spirit will accept nothing less than world class facilities for players and fans, and we apologize for the burden these circumstances have caused for Spirit Nation, our players, and staff. We are very disappointed in this outcome and hope that the construction at Segra Field will be completed before our next match scheduled for the venue. We look forward to soon seeing our fans in Loudoun County and all fans who purchased a ticket for the May 26 game will receive a refund.