Redskins cannot move stadiums unless team changes name

by Jordyn Pair · Jul 2nd, 2020 11:43 am

Last Updated Jul 3rd, 2020 at 12:48 am

The Washington Redskins cannot leave FedEx Field for one in Washington, D.C., unless the team changes it names, according to reporting by The Washington Post.

The team is looking to move from its current Maryland field to the RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., but a bill introduced in 2019 urging the federal government to sell the land to the city cannot pass unless the land is used for a team under a different name.

"I call on Dan Snyder once again to face that reality, since he does still desperately want to be in the nation's capital," D.C.'s nonvoting House Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton said. "He has got a problem he can't get around — and he particularly can't get around it today, after the George Floyd killing."

D.C. Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio echoed Norton.

"There is no viable path, locally or federally, for the Washington football team to return to Washington, D.C., without first changing the team name," he said.

? The team has been known as the Redskins since 1933 after changing its name from the Boston Braves. It moved to the Washington area in 1937.


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