Kastles exploring possibility of floating stadium on The Wharf waterfront


The Washington Kastles are currently negotiating with Wharf developer Hoffman-Madison Waterfront to build a new, permanent home that could include tennis courts on a pier and seating that may float on the Washington Channel. Kastles proprietor Mark Ein stated that it is much too soon to talk specifics, but confirmed there is “a continuing dialogue” about the professional tennis team returning to Southwest Waterfront. After spending three years in a temporary arena on the waterfront, the Kastles relocated to the Charles E. Smith Center on the campus of The George Washington University last summer as construction work began at The Wharf, a mixed-use waterfront development. The team use to play at the site of the old convention center until construction began on CityCenterDC. Any new business arrangements at The Wharf would not happen until at least the summer of 2017, as the Kastles are firmly committed to the Smith Center for the next two seasons. The roughly $1 billion first phase of The Wharf is presumed to open that year.


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