Washington Commanders new home in Virginia?


New Washington stadium update May 2022 Image: Washington Commanders

It’s beginning to look a lot like the next stadium and complex of the National Football League (NFL) team Washington Commanders will be in Virginia (US).

The ‘FanNation’ stated that Maryland certainly came in strong with their first official bid to keep the team playing in-State, and while putting the team back in Washington, D.C. is certainly an attractive move, it seems less likely to happen than either of the other two options.

The Washington Commanders are a professional American football team based in the Washington metropolitan area (US). The Commanders compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference East division.

The 82,000-capacity FedExField is an American football stadium located near the Capital Beltway in Prince George’s County, Maryland, five miles East of Washington, D.C. (US). The stadium is the home of the Washington Commanders of the National Football League. From 2004 until 2010, it had the largest seating capacity in the NFL at over 91,000.

The ‘FanNation’ further stated that in Virginia, for example, the early reports had three potential sites and figures at or above $1 billion being dedicated by the Commonwealth to help put the NFL franchise firmly within its borders.

The team already practices in Ashburn, Virginia, and has ties to Richmond as well.

Now, the franchise itself has purchased a plot of land in Woodbridge, Virginia, about an hour Southwest of their residence – FedEx Field.

As per reliable source, “The Commanders paid a little more than $100 million for approximately 200 acres. The deal was completed very recently, but has not yet been filed with Prince William County, the site of the land. One source called it the team’s preferred site for a new stadium, but other options remain open.”

Those other options include Maryland, an outside chance the team returns to D.C., and still other opportunities in Virginia.

Meanwhile, Virginia has yet to officially propose any type of land and/or money deals for the team to move there.

Getting an official proposal from the Commonwealth is the next move to wait on, and will certainly impact just how far things will go with either Maryland or D.C.

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