Indications say Washington Redskins are planning relocation to a brand new stadium. It could be designed by a renowned Danish office, but details remain a secret.
The issue of Redskins stadium change has been a one resurfacing on several occasions in recent years. Well, that and renaming the team not to offend native Americans. First leaks of possible relocation date back to 2007, just a decade after FedEx Field opened in Landover.
The stadium went through a series of redevelopments since those days in an attempt to boost matchday revenue, last one in 2015. Apparently these weren’t as successful as team owner Daniel Snyder would have wanted, because Redskins are again linked to potential relocation.
This time Washington Post quotes an official of the club, suggesting the Danish office Bjarke Ingels Group is working on the new design. The company itself does not confirm a job for Redskins, but indeed confirms it’s working on a landmark stadium project.
It’s not clear where the new stadium might be built, though a return to the city of Washington or move to Virginia are listed as options. Also, the team have a lease on FedEx Field until 2027 and conditions of potential termination weren’t disclosed.