Redskins seeking new facility for headquarters
The Washington Redskins could be on the move, at least when it comes to their headquarters.
Owner Daniel Snyder doesn’t envision the team leaving its FedEx Field home in Landover, Md., anytime soon, but he is open to exploring ideas for a new year-round facility for the organization. Redskins Park is currently located in Ashburn, Va., and Snyder told Rick Maese of the Washington Post he would consider locations in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
“We would be open to moving our training facility," Snyder told Maese. "Not our stadium right now but our training facility to a new location, whether it's in Washington, it's in Maryland or in Virginia. We want to look state of the art. We've been looking at a lot of plans for the New York Jets facility that they just opened. We really like that. We have an older facility, and we need a new one. So we're open to moving our headquarters."
Despite the wild spending Snyder has done during his tenure, and the fact that the Redskins are one of the most profitable franchises in professional sports, the team does not have an indoor practice facility. The team will often use a hangar at Dulles International Airport to practice in when weather isn’t cooperating. That’s long been a source of frustration for coaches and players. Surely, Snyder would want to add one with the construction of a new headquarters. He said the team is actively working on the goal.
"It doesn't take long to build these," he said. "We had the architects come in. Unlike a stadium, it doesn't take that long."
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