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Hail to the new stadium? Redskins long search for new facility taking many detours

FedEx Field, current home of the NFL's Washington Redskins

  • Civic stronghold NFL team enjoyed for decades now overtaken by fandom for the crosstown Nationals and Capitals
  • Three different neighboring jurisdictions have shown at best middling ability and interest in helping construct a new stadium
  • Current lease for FedEx Field expires in 2027
The Washington Redskins were once the sole unifying factor in a US capital all too well known for polarization.

Democrats talked football with Republicans. Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia residents all bonded over the football team’s success that included three Super Bowl victories from 1983-92, at the time cementing the Redskins as one of the National Football League’s iconic franchises.

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