That is, provided that the team chooses to leave Maryland at all.
“I would say if you look at Virginia, up in Northern Virginia, particularly that area out near Dulles is where they’d look,” said Northam, a Democrat. “But they’ve got to make a decision: Are they going to be back in Washington D.C., Maryland or Virginia? Our doors are open and we’d welcome them.”
The Redskins‘ lease with FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, expires in 2027. There may be some competition among the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland for where the team will build its new home.
Excluding both Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams, and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, which the Raiders will soon vacate when they move to Las Vegas, FedEx Field is the ninth-oldest NFL stadium. It opened in 1997 and will be 30 years old by the end of the Redskins‘ lease.
Northam and Chap Petersen, a Virginia state senator, made an appearance after the Redskins practiced Tuesday to promote a new law expanding recess time for schoolchildren and designating it as instructional time.
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