Unlike many other Democrats, Governor McAuliffe has not criticized the Redskins name. He is now actively pursuing a new Redskin’s stadium in Virginia. [read_more]
“I am aggressively pursuing the deal, but in fairness we aggressively pursue every deal. We don’t leave any stones unturned,” he said. “There is an interest — they are aggressively looking for a new stadium opportunity…We have 66 percent of the season ticket holders in Virginia. Every player lives in Virginia.”
“It has got to be a deal that works for the Redskins but that also works for the Commonwealth of Virginia, so we have our Loudoun team showing them different sites. We have a couple potential other sites that we’re looking at, that we are very aggressively going at. I would love to have the Redskins come to the Commonwealth of Virginia. It’s where they belong.”
The Redskins have 12 years remaining on their lease at their current stadium in Maryland but the owner, Dan Snyder, would like the team to move to a new stadium sooner. Some Washington DC officials have said they don’t want the team in the city as long as their name remains the same. Since most season ticket holders live in Virginia it makes sense for the Redskins to play in Virginia.
With the second best stadium in the league I doubt they are going anywhere. Just a bluff to get Maryland Democrats to pay for renovations.
All the players live in Virginia. Gee-wonder why?
Nothing but advace warning that Virginia taxpayer dollars are again going to be misused.
Let the Reskins pay for their own stadium. If we are going to throw taxpayer dollars at a football team, at least pick a winner.
Get lost Snyder. Pay for you own stadium. Finance your own loser.
I didn’t know that most season ticket holders live in Virginia.
“…. we aggressively pursue every deal.” Right, every deal that has taxpayer grants and/or outright tax giveaways associated with it. Is McAuliffe aware of any business that doesn’t come with the obligatory handout. This guy has widely traveled the globe on the Virginia taxpayer’s dime you would think he would have run across at least one if only by accident. I suppose if they don’t ask YOU to give them someone’s else’s cash for investment you don’t have much ground to ask THEM for something back. A break in the link chain of the crony cycle that would never do. Maybe a better name for the team would be the fighting “Supplicants”.