The Washington Redskins will host a playof game at FedEx Field this coming weekend. It sounds like in a few years, such events could be held elsewhere.
The always interesting topic of where the Redskins play home games popped up Sunday night after the team's 34-23 win over the Dallas Cowboys. FOX Sports' Chris Myers, who called the NFC East game, tweeted out the following:
Now, let's start with a few things. The Redskins' current lease with FedEx Field, which was built in 1997, extends through 2027. That means plenty of time remains in the house that Jack Kent Cooke built. However, owner Dan Snyder said plans for a new stadium were already in the works during an interview last year with Comcast SportsNet.
If the team does indeed reveal plans soon, the local and political debate over where the new stadium should land will be intense -- and ideally after whatever happens with the team this postseason. Many believe the Redskins should move back into the District where they played for decades. Fans and state leaders from Maryland and Virginia surely want the true home field advantage.
If the new digs have the rocking feel of old RFK Stadium as Snyder suggested in his interview, most fans will be happy regardless of the location. That's true even if they have to wait a while longer.
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