Daniel Snyder has had a lot to say this offseason, most of it dealing with the controversial “Redskins” name issue, but he finally has something good to talk about: a new stadium.
“We are going to push forward, Snyder told CSN Washington. “We’ve started meeting with architectural firms. We are in the process of developing because it is a long term that you do it.”
One of the big questions, though, is where would this new stadium go? Right now, FedEx Field is located in Landover, Maryland, but Snyder has insinuated that there is a chance the team could move back to Washington D.C.
A move back to the nation’s capital might be good for the Redskins. The last time they were there, at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, they experienced decades of success, reaching five Super Bowls.
If the Redskins do make a return to D.C., it would, in Snyder’s mind, bring a nostalgic feel to the Redskins faithful.
“We’ve already seen some preliminary drawings and I’m going to be very retro with it,” Snyder said. “It’s gonna feel like RFK. It’s gonna move like RFK. I love that, I actually asked architectural firms to do it and they said that they can do it. I said that I think the lower bowl sections are going to want to rock the stadium like the old days.”
A quick glance at the last 17 years will show you that Landover has not been kind to the Redskins. Since moving to Maryland, the Redskins have failed to win 11 games in a season, repeat as division champions or, obviously, win a Super Bowl.
All that said, a new stadium is still a long way away and not a guarantee. Still, it’s great to see that Snyder and the Redskins are working hard to get one done.
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