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Redskins could receive $27 million from league for stadium upgrades

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One of the items on the table during the NFL owners’ meetings this week is a vote to approve $27 million in funds for a renovation to FedEx Field, the home of the Washington Redskins.

According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the owners are expected to vote Tuesday over whether to provide league funding for the renovations.

The renovations are expected to include seating modifications, in-stadium wi-fi, ribbon boards for signage and an expansion to the Hall of Fame.

The league has a mechanism for providing funding for stadium improvements, though it requires approval from the owners in order to draw from the fund.

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42 Responses to “Redskins could receive $27 million from league for stadium upgrades”
  1. swaggyy says: Oct 8, 2013 1:58 AM

    Bout a month worth of fines

  2. holahey123 says: Oct 8, 2013 2:01 AM

    Here is the catch to the $27 million: Washington would need to change their team name to something other than “Redskins”.

  3. bigbenh8tr says: Oct 8, 2013 2:10 AM

    You’ve got to be kidding. Dan Snyder made his fortune in telecommunications and he doesn’t understand wifi. Here’s an idea, move the stadium out of hillbilly county Maryland and put it back in DC. Better chance of hosting a SB that way too. No hotels in Landover MARYLAND!!!

    Of course the NFL is about money and this could be one early exchange for changing the team name and saving Snyder money in the short term since it will be a couple years before massive profits from the new franchise name.

    Help Oakland get a Stadium w proper plumbing that serves 2 pro teams before this team founded in racism that refused to integrate until Doug Williams.

  4. pacificnw7722 says: Oct 8, 2013 2:11 AM

    How about taking care of that CRAP field!

  5. redskinpotatoes4ever says: Oct 8, 2013 2:30 AM

    Will that be enough to airlift the stadium and drop it in DC?


  6. logicalvoiceseys says: Oct 8, 2013 2:35 AM

    As long as they change the name


  7. bigguy54 says: Oct 8, 2013 2:36 AM

    How about fixing the field before anything else?

  8. taosravenfan says: Oct 8, 2013 2:44 AM

    I would not give the Danny a dime. He is making money hand over fist with some of the most expensive seats in the NFL, charging for practices, charging for buses from the parking lot to that decrepit piece of garbage stadium. He wants to fix it let him spend some of the millions he is bilking out of the DC fans.

  9. stlluna7 says: Oct 8, 2013 3:02 AM

    Yeah and watch the Politically Correct Crowd try to force a name change in lieu of that money. Watch and learn.

  10. larondontlikeugly says: Oct 8, 2013 3:40 AM

    Dear NFL,

    How about instead we get back $27 million in cap space and John Mara sits in a dunk tank in the FedEx parking lot for a few hours?

    We can totally call it even for that whole “collusion” thing that you guys seemed to have swept under the rug!


  11. larrybrown43 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:00 AM

    The first step to getting a Super Bowl at FedEx? Yep. The PC crowd will be “fake” enraged.

  12. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 8, 2013 4:56 AM

    I wonder if daniel snyder will offer free blankets to any Native American visiting FedEx Field???

  13. stigman2012 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:04 AM

    Sure…they COULD get that 27 mill…IF they are willing to rethink the whole ‘Redskin’ issue. Is that not where this is heading?

  14. pabrownsfan says: Oct 8, 2013 5:12 AM

    Gee I did not know that. I always thought the taxpayers took care of things!

  15. prosportswashington says: Oct 8, 2013 5:59 AM

    “considering the way they have behaved, they should be feeling lucky that we don’t remove draft picks for wanting more money”-Not John Mara

  16. kegowhisky says: Oct 8, 2013 6:00 AM

    Is it any coincidence that this surfaces as the same time that the NFL Commish is saying the Redskins name should be considered for change?

  17. skins716 says: Oct 8, 2013 6:31 AM

    let me guess.. John Mara would not approve this

  18. swagjag says: Oct 8, 2013 6:37 AM

    $27M from the league?! Snyder makes that in what he charges for parking in two games.

  19. Steve B says: Oct 8, 2013 6:57 AM

    I have this sneaking suspicion that the owners/Goodell will use these funds to leverage a name change.

  20. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 8, 2013 7:32 AM

    Wow, no comments about any other matters pertaining to the Redskins injected into the story? I fully expected there to be suggestions about leverage being exerted, etc…

  21. gf2711 says: Oct 8, 2013 7:32 AM

    That’s a lot of money for a giant middle finger statue with “Redskins Forever” signage.

  22. virusgvr says: Oct 8, 2013 7:43 AM

    I got an idea… Perhaps some of that 27 million can go to redo the surface on the field so it doesn’t look so horrendous by week 9 like it does every year.

  23. stillworker says: Oct 8, 2013 7:45 AM

    Can Snyder spell (smell) ‘extortion’?

  24. jgedgar70 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:02 AM

    Didn’t this stadium just open 5 minutes ago? And they need rennovations already?

  25. anonymousnevermindfishdeath says: Oct 8, 2013 8:07 AM

    Maybe native American tribes could pitch in as well..

  26. audiblered40 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:09 AM

    There’s no doubt that John “The Prick” Mara, will be voting NO!

  27. indytom87 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:13 AM

    And guess what strings may be attached ?

  28. flaccodelic says: Oct 8, 2013 8:17 AM

    I can confirm that FedEx Field is a dump. But I thought the Skins were one of the most valuable franchises in the league? Why do they need a bailout?

    Oh right, Dan Snyder. OK then.

  29. bigblue86 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:28 AM

    Wait… You mean they’re not going to threaten to move the Redskins to London or LA if the city/state don’t pay for the renovations?!?!

  30. geniusry says: Oct 8, 2013 8:33 AM

    Um, what? So the league takes $25 mil of their cap away and then gives them $27 mil? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, something smells fishy here.

  31. pkrjones says: Oct 8, 2013 8:33 AM

    Just make sure there are no strings-attached… such as the league’s “right” to pressure them for a name change when the whiners start complaining about be offended.

  32. pksullivanmha says: Oct 8, 2013 8:44 AM

    Did they provide funding for the Bills and Vikings? Real question, I don’t know. Daniel Snyder does not need the money he has plenty. Let him spend it.

  33. tonyovertroy says: Oct 8, 2013 9:02 AM

    I’m not saying I support it – I’m not even saying I care one way or the other – but:

    if the NFL is serious about Team DC changing its mascot name, this seems like the time and place to draw the line in the sand.

    “Oh, you want renovation money? We’ll happily give renovation money…to the Washington Monuments!”

  34. chucknorrissinspiration says: Oct 8, 2013 9:54 AM

    You obviously don’t know prince George’s county very well.

  35. metintodd says: Oct 8, 2013 11:19 AM

    The stadium is in a pit of a location. Unless you’re the 1% who gets to park at the stadium, you have to drive to a satellite parking lot and then take a shuttle bus to the game? Are you kidding me? Who wants to go through that? Build a damn stadium in DC and stop forcing people to get stuck in constant congestion on the Beltway.

  36. footballchic777 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:30 AM

    Does this big money come with the proviso that the name Redskins is gone? Odd timing……

  37. officialgame says: Oct 8, 2013 12:17 PM

    I wouldn’t give Dan Snotnose a dime until he changed the racist name.

  38. redskinfansince82 says: Oct 8, 2013 1:46 PM

    Honestly you can give all the updates you want but the traffic is the main problem. You also have terrible parking arrangments. As a former Season Ticket holder these two problems were the reason I decided to watch the game at home on the big screen. You pay $30 to walk 2 miles or catch a shuttle from a business park. On the other hand I’ve been to a Ravens game and it’s so easy to access parking it’s no comparison. Also with light rail you just walk right up to the stadium and into your seat. Well planned Stadium. So in closing Keep your upgrades if they don’t improve parking and traffic.

    Former Season Ticket Holder

  39. bigjdve says: Oct 8, 2013 2:23 PM

    This smells alot like returning cap money to the Redskins without having to say it is Cap money.

  40. stlluna7 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:38 PM

    In a nutshell how would a name help anyone? Is it going to go to addressing really issues like the high number of rapes, alcoholics and unemployment?

    No, we should do like liberals do and vote to name every street MLK. Perhaps HBS (Heap Big Squaw)
    I remember the Hakowie on F-Troop. Those were some brave warriors right there.

  41. xcler8n says: Oct 8, 2013 9:53 PM

    Just make it 36 million, that way we can just call the salary cap theft stadium layaway instead.

  42. redskinswarrior777 says: Oct 9, 2013 1:01 AM

    The Redskins were awarded the $27 million, which if you search and read about, was more of a waiver of fees they pay the NFL when fixing their stadium (i.e. kiss the ring, play by the rules, get a waiver)…

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