If this bill passes.
Two Democrats Delegates Paul Krizek and Schuyler T. VanValkenburg along with one Republican, Mike Webert, have introduced House Bill 242 which would ban the use of any state or local monies to encourage any professional sport’s teams to come to Virginia. “PROHIBITION OF PUBLIC FUNDING OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS”.
The Redskins are hoping to build a new stadium sometime in the next decade. If this bill passes there will be no bidding war for the team between Virginia, Maryland, and DC because Virginia will not be a participant. A politician in Maryland and one in DC agree with the House bill and do not want any jurisdiction to bid on a stadium for the team. That story here.
Delegate Webert said,
By the way, I’m a diehard fan, I just don’t think we need to pay for their stadium,
Many fans would disagree and would love to have the Redskins in Virginia.