If Governor McAuliffe has his way and the new Redskin stadium comes to Virginia, it is likely the stadium will be built near Dulles airport. It’s the only place on a subway line with enough land for a stadium. A downside to a stadium is the roar of airplanes competing with the roar of the fans.
From the WashingtonPost.com,
A new stadium in Virginia would almost certainly be built in Loudoun, according to a panel of top local elected officials at a Northern Virginia “summit” last week.
Leaders of Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties and the city of Alexandria were unanimous in saying at the event Wednesday that they wouldn’t want the team in their own jurisdictions.
Locating a new stadium in Loudoun will not be without opposition,
“I think there would be as much skepticism as a welcoming attitude, and I think that would be built around the traffic issue,” said Tony Howard, president of the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce. He favored studying the idea, partly because a stadium “would be outstandingly beneficial” for Loudoun’s reputation…..
“If it’s Loudoun, if I were a betting man, then I would say there’s no other option than the Loudoun Gateway station area (at Dulles),” said Howard, the chamber of commerce head.
Any location in Virginia will be met with opposition from fans in Maryland and DC. Team owner Daniel Snyder seems to want the three jurisdictions, Maryland, DC, and Virginia to compete against each other for the stadium and practice fields. Snyder lives in Potomac MD on the river. Will that make a difference in where the Redskins relocate?
More on the story here.