ASHBURN, Va. – Could the Washington football team build a stadium in the Commonwealth of Virginia?
The recurring conversation is back now as Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin urges lawmakers to push for a new stadium.
The governor told the General Assembly Monday that he wants Virginia’s former baseball stadium authority, established in 1992, to focus on building a football stadium.
FOX 5 spoke with Northern Virginia State Senator Jeremy McPike, who said lawmakers met with WFT officials last month and talks about bringing a stadium to Virginia were “very serious”.
“There are locations under consideration, I can’t speak to specific sites, but the contract for the existing station in Maryland is definitely in the next four years. And so they need to start making plans now. , building a stadium takes years and years,” Sen. McPike (R-VA) told FOX 5.
The Washington football team will reveal its new name on February 2
There was intense competition between Virginia, Maryland and DC to land the new stadium.
FedEx Field is located in Prince George’s County and the team headquarters is in Ashburn, Virginia. Loudoun County and Dale City in Prince William County were also mentioned as potential landing spots for the team.
FOX 5 asked WFT to comment on this developing story today, but they did not. Next up for the franchise is their big day on February 2 – when they plan to unveil their new name and uniforms.
Virginia officials hope they will display the new name on a new Commonwealth stadium.