The Washington Commanders may have just secured land for a new stadium. The Commanders paid more than $100 million for about 200 acres of land in Virginia, according to ESPN’s John Keim.
According to ESPN, initial plans include a 60,000-seat domed stadium, a practice facility, an amphitheater, an indoor music arena, retail shops, and restaurants, and homes.
The Commanders have played at FedEx Field since 1997, though their current contract to play there expires in 2026.
A mock-up of the new stadium shows what it might look like and it appears the team will have a roof this time around.
It’s unknown how much a new stadium would cost the team, or how much they could receive from Virginia to build the project. Just like all of their news this year, the land deal comes out amid investigations from both the NFL and Congress into the Commanders and owner Dan Snyder, who has been accused of both sexual harassment and financial malfeasance.
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