Code of the District of Columbia

§ 10–1601.31. Definitions.

For the purposes of this part, the term:

(1) “Ballpark”, “Ballpark Site”, and “MLB Team” shall have the same meanings as provided in § 10-1601.05(a)(1), (2), and (4), respectively.

(2) “Bonds” shall have the same meaning as in § 10-1601.03(a)(2).

(3) “Hard costs” means the direct construction costs and builders contingency costs, estimated as $295,075,993 and $24,924,007, respectively, in the revised budget for the ballpark transmitted by the District of Columbia Sports and Entertainment Commission to the Council on February 3, 2006, for the construction of the ballpark.

(4) “Soft costs” means the soft, ancillary, contingency, completion guarantee fee, and financing fee costs for the construction of the ballpark, excluding the land acquisition, environmental remediation, relocation, and demolition costs, estimated as $117,342,193, and excluding the $24 million utilized for the renovation of RFK Stadium, as reflected in the May 31, 2007 revised budget for the ballpark transmitted by the District of Columbia Sports and Entertainment Commission to the Council on June 15, 2007.


(Oct. 18, 2007, D.C. Law 17-22, § 2, 54 DCR 8006.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Ballpark Hard and Soft Costs Cap and Ballpark Lease Conditional Approval Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-277, February 14, 2006, 53 DCR 1341).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Ballpark Hard and Soft Costs Cap and Ballpark Lease Conditional Approval Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-378, May 19, 2006, 53 DCR 4399).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Ballpark Hard and Soft Costs Cap Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-11, January 26, 2007, 54 DCR 1514).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 2 of Ballpark Hard and Soft Costs Cap and Ballpark Lease Conditional Approval Temporary Act of 2006 (D.C. Law 16-115, June 9, 2006, law notification 53 DCR 5353).

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 2 of Ballpark Hard and Soft Costs Cap Temporary Act of 2007 (D.C. Law 17-1, April 18, 2007, law notification 54 DCR 6580).