Commanders owner Josh Harris' ambition
It's been a little over three months since Josh Harris' ownership group bought the Washington Commanders from Dan Snyder for a league-record $6.05 billion. It's been a crash course in learning how to successfully run an NFL franchise, but the improvements are already evident in terms of game-day experience and forming a concise plan for a sustainable future.
Rome wasn't built in a day, as the old saying goes. The mess Snyder left behind was substantial, but team president Jason Wright seemed highly confident that Harris' ambition and passion would leave the Commanders in a much better spot after the next offseason period via the Sports Business Journal.
"After next offseason, we’ll be in a healthier spot. I don’t think we’ll quite be where we want to be in the future, but we’ll be in a very healthy spot, that changes what you decide to invest in. Between now and then, the incremental improvements on guest experience have very direct ROI back to the season-ticket members."- Jason Wright via SBJ
Wright is probably referring to the landmark staffing changes that are likely to occur once the 2023 season concludes. Harris and his wealthy team of investors are also eager to get something rubber-stamped regarding a new stadium despite significant investment in the upgrades at FedEx Field.
It's an exciting time, for sure. And make no mistake, we'll get much more clarity about Harris' plans in the coming months.