The DC United had a big night on Saturday. Fans welcomed international superstar Wayne Rooney to the team. The team opened Audi Field, its new stadium on Potomac Avenue. It should have been an historic night filled with celebration.
The stadium may not have exactly been ready to open though. Pablo Maurer of MLSSoccer.com tweeted that there were “a couple of incidents” of the stadium railing falling during the match. One of those incidents lead to DC United sideline reporter Lindsay Simpson being hospitalized.
She was reportedly hit in the head by a piece of the railing. Her condition has not yet been updated.
DC United sideline reporter Lindsay Simpson she was hit by a railing at Audi Field and treated by medics. Hope she feels better soon. pic.twitter.com/9bnkXcy1aW
— Erin Hawksworth (@ABC7Erin) July 15, 2018
Stadium officials fixed the railing in question with duct tape. Despite the win in Rooney’s debut, overall it wasn’t a great look for DC United.