WASHINGTON D.C. (CelebrityAccess) — Bruce Allen, president of the Washington Redskins organization, said on Monday that the team has begun holding talks with local government officials on the construction of a new stadium.
According to the Washington Post, Allen said the discussions were required to ensure that the team had the suitable stadium to play in when their lease at FedEx Field expires in 2026.
“Building a stadium is different than building a house,” Allen told The Post. “We wanted to get ahead of it and start doing the preliminary work. It’s not going to be a new stadium in the next 48 months, so we don’t have to worry about that.”
Allen also indicated that the team plans to remain in the Washington area.
“We’ve had great conversations with all the areas and the design is something that we’ve started on, but really, it is preliminary right now,” Allen told The Post referring to Washington, Maryland and Virginia. “There’s not going to be anything to announce.”
Fedex Field in Landover, Maryland, has served as the team's home since first opening in 1997 after a construction process that cost $250.5 million. – Staff Writers