In hopes of improving the game day experience at FedExField, the Washington Redskins reached out to the Luntz Focus Group to conduct a survey with fans asking what they would like to see improved, among many other things according to team spokesmen, Tony Wyllie.
While questions were asked surrounding the teams questionable name, Dan Snyder, and the current game day experience, one question stood out more than others.
“If a new stadium is built for the Redskins in the next five years, where would you like it to be located?”
The options including: FedExField, where RFK Stadium currently is, or somewhere in the state of Virginia.
While answers to the survey are currently unavailable, the answer to where Redskins fans would like to see a new stadium is probably going to unanimously be where RFK Stadium currently is. There’s nothing more important to Redskins fans (besides winning the Super Bowl), than having the team return to the District.
Why did this question stand out more than the other questions asked?
Councilman Jack Evans hasn’t been afraid to say he’d love to see the Redskins back in Washington, D.C., and in fact he wants them there. His plan is to have RFK Stadium torn down and replaced by a new and improved stadium, one that amasses 110,000 seats along with a retractable roof.
That of course cannot happen until D.C. United, the Districts MLS Soccer team who currently played at RFK Stadium, finds a new home for them self (which ironically Evans has behind as well).
His plan was to have the framework in place for a new D.C. United stadium at the end of 2012. While that didn’t happen, it’s also wrong to say the plan still isn’t in the works.
The plan is to have a new stadium for D.C. United at Buzzard Point in the district sometime in the near future — when of course we don’t know.
Breaking it down: 2010 Jack Evans mentions he wants the Redskins back in the District. 2011 talks of a new D.C. United stadium emerges. 2012 Evans wants a framework in place for a new stadium at Buzzard Point by end of year. 2013 Redskins ask fans where they’d like a new Redskins stadium.
While this is all pure speculation, the dots certainly connect. It is import to note that the Redskins plan to stay at FedExField until the lease is up in 2027, at least that’s what the teams standpoint was in 2011.
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