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Amy Jackson Opposes Alexandria Sports Arena Project

Vice-Mayor Amy Jackson says arena isn’t the right move for Potomac Yard

AMy Jackson seated at microphone in City Council chanbers talking.
Vice Mayor Amy Jackson in City Council meeting. (City of Alexandria video screenshot)

Alexandria, VA – Today, Amy Jackson, the Vice-Mayor of Alexandria and candidate for mayor announced her opposition to the Monumental arena project on the Potomac Yard site.

“After listening to city residents and examining the facts, I can’t support the arena project. It’s not the right
move for the City, and we need a new plan for Potomac Yard that maintains our vision of innovation. The
Potomac Yard location is a huge opportunity for our city that needs a new strategy. “We can’t bet the future of our city on dealmaking in Richmond and promises from professional sports teams. Alexandria shouldn’t cede control over what happens at Potomac Yard, and we shouldn’t settle for a deal that doesn’t support good-paying union jobs.

“As Mayor I will always listen to residents and investigate opportunities that work to improve our quality of life. This offer is not that.”


Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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