Virginia Based Redskins Stadium?

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Updated: August 18, 2013
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Could the Redskins relocate to the Commonwealth of Virginia for more than just training camp?

The team is locked in to Richmond for training camp for ten years and has their headquarters in Loudoun County, could a new stadium in the Commonwealth be next?

“We’d love that opportunity,” McDonnell said. “If the right group of business and government folks came together to make an offer, it could happen.”

Governor Bob McDonnell told the Richmond Times-Dispatch it is something they would love to explore.

Fed Ex Field is only 17 years old but team owner Daniel Snyder would love a new facility to help his quest to host a Super Bowl. The lease in Landover runs through 2027, but the entire process to build a new stadium would take at least ten years.

Virginia nearly landed a stadium for the Redskins under then owner Jack Kent Cooke at the Potomac Yards site during the last go round, but fell through when public funds necessary exceeded $100 million dollars. The price of building a state of the art football stadium has risen dramatically, averaging $750 million dollars for facilities built in the last decade.

Tom Blaz is a co-owner of the DC Sports Report and The Recruiting Eagle, which focus on Athletics at Auburn University. You may follow Tom on twitter at #RecruitingEagle


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