Washington Football Team: Best locations and designs for a new stadium

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LANDOVER, MD – OCTOBER 25: A general view of an empty section of seats with a Washington Football Team logo before the game between the Washington Football Team and the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on October 25, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. A limited number of friends and family were allowed to attend the game due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder has decided to put a full-time effort toward finding a new stadium design and location.  Two designs and two locations offer the best choices.

When Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder announced that he is handing the day-to-day operations of the organization to his wife, he also notified fans and media that his time would now be devoted to a new stadium.  With the decision to step away from the CEO duties, Snyder is now free to put 100% of his energy toward that goal.  As a result, look for a stadium deal to be consummated within the coming months – perhaps before the end of this year or early 2022.

First, a location needs to be selected and agreed to by all parties involved.  That includes government officials at the state and local levels.  Second, a stadium design must be chosen very soon, especially if the new home for the Burgundy and Gold is expected to open for business in 2027.  The clock is running and time is of the essence for Snyder and his staff.

Today, we will explore the two best locations for this new state-of-the-art facility and two designs that should receive serious consideration.  Washington’s current home, FedEx Field, quickly became a stadium that seemed to be obsolete before the paint dried.  Keeping the seats full since opening in 1997 proved to be a task that was all but impossible.

Over the years, seats have been removed and replaced with advertising space. As anyone can plainly see, the organization desperately needs to select the perfect location and the best design.  Snyder and his advisors should work to avoid the mistakes of the current home.  Let’s take a look at these four options.

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