Snyder: Redskins 'started the process' of designing new stadium

Wednesday August 27th, 2014

In an appearance on Comcast SportsNet Washington Wednesday, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said the organization has "started the process" of designing a new stadium. Snyder said it is not yet determined whether the stadium will be in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington D.C. 

The team's current home, FedEx Field in Landover, Md., opened in 1997. 

“We are going to push forward," Snyder said. "We've started meeting with architectural firms. We are in the process of developing because it is long term...”

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Snyder said he envisions the new stadium as an homage to RFK Stadium, where Washington played from 1961 to 1996. 

"We've already seen some preliminary drawings and I'm going to be very retro with it,” he told CSN. “It's gonna feel like RFK. It's gonna move like RFK. I love that, I actually asked architectural firms to do it and they said that they can do it. I said that I think the lower bowl sections are going to want to rock the stadium like the old days."

Snyder did not give a timeline for the new stadium. He did say that he would like to host a Super Bowl in the new venue. 

- Alex Hampl


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