Redskins pushing for Congress to pass D.C. stadium provision

Ben Krimmel
December 08, 2018 - 2:24 pm

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins push to get a new 60,000-seat stadium built on the site of RFK Stadium got a boost from D.C. officials, congressional Republicans, and the Trump administration this week, according to The Washington Post.

The team is working with local and federal officials to insert "a stadium provision into the massive spending bill that the Republican-controlled Congress is rushing to complete this month," The Post reported Friday.

The Redskins left RFK Stadium for their current home at FedEx Field, originally Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, after the 1996 NFL season. The fan experience at FedEx Field has often been a point of criticism among Washington fans, while the lack of atmosphere generated by fans has been a point of criticism among Redskins players

While this provision's passage would create new momentum for a stadium be built on the site, it would not be a guarantee, per The Post.

The Post reports the effort comes as Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and government officials fear the January change in House control from Republicans to Democrats "could complicate future attempts to secure the RFK site" for the Redskins new home.

(Read the full story at The Washington Post.)

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