Commanders owner strikes another deal
Josh Harris has been a busy man since his ownership group purchased the Washington Commanders for a record $6.05 billion. One of the immediate objectives was to improve fan experiences and more importantly, restore relationships around the community that had been burned beyond repair thanks to Dan Snyder's reputation and complete incompetence.
Sponsors have returned and the atmosphere around FedEx Field was nothing short of electric last Monday - albeit for a preseason game. The latest development saw the Commanders strike a partnership with the Washington Nationals for Capital Crossover: Diamonds & Gridiron, which will also see Harris throw out the first pitch on Thursday, September 21 against the Atlanta Braves.
Washington Nationals managing principal owner Mark D. Lerner was clearly thrilled to be linking up with Harris and the Commanders again based on his comments via the team's website.
"As a lifelong resident of the Washington, D.C., area, it brings me great pleasure to congratulate Josh Harris and his group on taking ownership of the Commanders franchise. We're looking forward to developing a meaningful relationship with Josh and his team, and this series is the perfect way to begin a new era of professional football in the District. This series is first and foremost a recognition of two tremendous fan bases that help make our area one of the best sports markets in the country, and we're thrilled to celebrate alongside the Commanders."- Mark D. Lerner via Commanders.com
This is another sign that the tide is turning about how the Commanders franchise is being perceived without Snyder getting in the way. Some real momentum is building and hopefully, this can continue way into the future.