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A Redskins Stadium in D.C.? No Thanks, Says Everyone

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On May 5, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser sent the above tweet to her 11,000 followers. Her hopeful, endearing question, "Don't you want to bring our Washington football team back home?" was met with a huge resounding "No" as well as "Never" and a few "Maybe if they change their name. Actually, wait, no, never mind. We want none of that." While it's clear that Bowser isn't going to bend over backwards to get the Redskins to make their move to the District, her communal "our Washington football team" tweet echoes her remarks in January when she said, "they [the Redskins] have to come home." Additionally, during March's State of the District address, she described Washington, D.C. as the nation's sports capitol and the hopeful future location of a Super Bowl. Regardless, a team source told The Washington Post that "D.C. is not in play" when it comes to the fight over whether or not the new stadium will be in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C. What's holding Bowser back from really putting up a fight is that she is requiring the football team to change their name for any stadium deal to be in place. In the off chance that Redskins Owner Dan Snyder does decide to change his mind on renaming the team, the proposed location for a football stadium in Washington, D.C. is at the site of the RFK Stadium. For now, take a look at what the Twitter public had to say to Bowser's question, and feel free to vote in our poll on whether or not you want "our Washington football team" home.

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· D.C. mayor asks Twitter followers if they want a Redskins stadium in Washington. The responses were not positive. [The Washington Post]
· Tug of war for new Redskins stadium is complicated by name debate [The Washington Post]
· New D.C. Mayor wants Redskins back in city, but with new name [Comcast SportsNet]
· New Redskins Stadium: Maryland and Virginia Battle It Out [Curbed DC]
· 21 Vintage Photos of RFK Stadium in The Good 'Ol Days [Curbed DC]