Report: Redskins hire firm for new stadium plans, relocation

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Report: Redskins hire firm for new stadium plans, relocation
Wednesday January 6th, 2016

The Washington Redskins have hired a Danish architecture firm to advance new stadium plans to relocate from FedEx Field in Landover, Jonathan O'Connell of the Washington Post reports.

Bjarke Ingels Group has been contracted to construct Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. A spokeswoman told the Post they “are working on an NFL stadium, but we can’t identify who the client is.”

The Redskins' lease at FedEx Field does not expire until 2027.

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Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe has suggested that the Redskins move to Loudoun County to be closer to public transportation. Washington D.C. mayor Muriel E. Bowser also inquired about the rights to build a new stadium on the RFK Stadium grounds.

MLS club D.C. United will leave for their own new stadium in 2018.

The Redskins will host the Green Bay Packers in a playoff game on Sunday.

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