D.C. mayor says team name isn’t only issue for return to RFK Stadium site

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Although D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser supports the idea of her city’s NFL team moving back within city limits once the name change becomes official, she says the name change itself is not the only obstacle toward a return to the RFK Stadium site.

Talks about building a new stadium at the RFK site are ongoing, but Bowser said it’s about more than just the name change.

“You know I think that the team called Washington ‘anything’ should be playing in Washington,” Bowser said, via the Washington Times, “and I think there would be a lot of issues. I would hardly say that the name is the only issue that would have the team or Washington choose to have a stadium.”

Bowser didn’t say what the other issues are, but at a time when all three of Dan Snyder’s minority owners want out, questions about franchise ownership will certainly need to be addressed before a new stadium will be built.

19 responses to “D.C. mayor says team name isn’t only issue for return to RFK Stadium site

  1. DC has some of the worst poverty in the nation. There’s no way they should be handing public money, land, or anything else of value to a billionaire so that his billion-dollar team can have a new stadium to replace one that has only been in use since 1997.

  2. But ironically I bet those same poverty stricken people would be all for it if they thought it would ensure the “place new name here” were a more competitive team.

  3. Hopefully D.C. becomes our 51st state and she will then be named governor. Her exemplary track record will carry on at an even higher level.

  4. Must be fun at the top playing with other people’s money … how about just shutting the NFL down all it does is suck money from the middle class using maxed out credit cards just to attend games also causes gambling habits but I guess you then have us right where you want us.

  5. She’s a clown…move the team to someplace where they will appreciate a NFL franchise. Enough already

  6. If the Redskins change their name and move, then their QB will morph into Tom Brady and they will win 5 superbowls.

    Talent has nothing to do with it.

  7. Hopefully D.C. becomes our 51st state and she will then be named governor. Her exemplary track record will carry on at an even higher level.
    ___________________________________________

    Enough with D.C. Statehood. There are only 2 realistic options. Fold it into Maryland, or….well I guess there’s only one option, the other is leave it the way it is.

  8. They don’t want Don Synder as the owner. They want a minority owner as the principal owner. That is their issue.

  9. “You know I think that the team called Washington ‘anything’ should be playing in Washington,” Bowser said, via the Washington Times, “and I think there would be a lot of issues. I would hardly say that the name is the only issue that would have the team or Washington choose to have a stadium.”

    +++++++++++++

    And she’s going to think long & hard about what “issues” she can create.

  10. None of my friends or relatives with native American ancestry seem to care or be offended.

    I also am not offended and I am part native American.

    Beginning to think the only people who care are non- native Americans for the most part.

    Also seems to be based in politically correct posturing to make an individual feel like a good person.

    It’s not offensive. I turn extremely red in the heat and that name actually makes me a little proud.

    Go Redskins!!!

  11. First the team will not have a minority owner as the principal owner. If Snyder sales the team he will sale it for the maximum amount he can get for the team. My bet is that Bezo can buy out Snyder and the other owners and own the team outright without any other owners. Second, the other issues the mayor will present will be her trying to get more money, guaranteed employment for minorities or area improvements with housing around the stadium for the city. If she attempts to force this issue then the team will definitely end up somewhere else. The name is changing, the ownership will be changing but the bottom line is that the person with the most money to offer will own the team and decide it’s future. Not the city mayor.

  12. Whatever the outcome, team should pay the city up to 33 percent of broadcast revenue.

  13. They don’t own the land that RFK is sitting on…its federal land…the other factor! The only way its seems that they will get land is to become the 51st state (taxation without representation – 700K residents, more than residents then 2 states and pays more in taxes than 22 states). And becoming the 51st state is a long shot with the republican senate (with the House recently already approving D.C. Statehood).

  14. Quote: the D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser

    “You know I think that the team called Washington ‘anything’ should be playing in Washington,” Bowser said, via the Washington Times, “

    So the team is moving to the west coast ?
    And play in the same STATE as the SEAHAWKS ?
    WASHINGTON D.C is not a state “it a very small DISTRICT “.

    WHY not just name the team the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WANNABEE’S , and use it for the 33rd NFL TEAM
    use it for a team to keep players ready and in shape in case of emergency ?
    WHILE you put a team back in ST.LOUIS MO.

  15. mnfansinhell says:
    July 7, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Enough with D.C. Statehood. There are only 2 realistic options. Fold it into Maryland, or….well I guess there’s only one option, the other is leave it the way it is.

    *****************************************************************************

    Combine DC with Maryland, why — because Jason Chaffetz (born in California and residing in Utah) thought it was a good idea, even after retrocession’s been knocked down for centuries? The vast majority of people who argue for that either don’t and likely never have lived in DC.

  16. “DC has some of the worst poverty in the nation. There’s no way they should be handing public money, land, or anything else of value to a billionaire so that his billion-dollar team can have a new stadium to replace one that has only been in use since 1997.”

    City would get a massive payday from the city taxes on stadium, income taxes on both teams players whom play games in DC, all the other revenue that comes with visiting tourists. The gift is usually about half of this benefit back to the team.

  17. If Washington needs a new stadium then Snyder should figure out how to pay for it. If the Grinch Kroenke can do it, why can’t he?

    Publicly-funded stadiums are an awful deal for taxpayers – always. Remember, St. Louis “leadership” was ready (foolishly) to build a new stadium for the Rams, despite the fact that their dome was only 20 years old AND taxpayers were still paying for it.

    Stadiums never bring the influx of tax revenue and business that is promised.

    Team ownership in DC is more complicated than other places because it’s not a state. But that’s what Snyder got when he bought them.

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