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Planned Redskins stadium will have a ‘downtown experience’

At the moment, FedEx Field is a bit of a dead end for retail and restaurants

Sometimes, having a stadium isn’t enough. It’s the surroundings that matter too. That’s a sentiment that the Washington football team organization has realized and that they hope to focus on.

For FedEx Field, there are few retail and restaurant options in the immediate area. Because of this, former Maryland governor Parris Glendening told The Washington Post, “There is nothing to do, absolutely nothing, except get in a car and drive. What that means is a loss of economic opportunity, and a loss of the full flavor of the event.”

With plans to create a brand new stadium elsewhere in the D.C. area, the Washington football team is now focusing on creating a “downtown experience” with a variety of amenities, according to Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III on 106.7 The Fan.

The lease on FedEx Field runs through 2027. There are no reports yet as to if the Washington football team will choose Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, D.C.

For more renderings on the planned stadium, go to this Curbed DC article.

The Redskins reportedly ‘want a downtown experience’ surrounding their new stadium [The Washington Post]

The Redskins' New Stadium Could Have a Moat [Curbed DC]