Washington leaders purchased more than 200 acres in Prince William County as a “potential next step in building a new stadium.” ESPN reported on Monday.
The network, citing a source, said the $100 million land deal near Interstate 95 was completed last week.
The team was studying three potential locations for a new stadium, in Sterling near Dulles International Airport, in Woodbridge off Telegraph Road, Summit School and a. Near I-95 and within the Potomac Shores development.
The ESPN report did not say whether the team had purchased land near Woodbridge or Dumfries, but JP Finlay, the leaders’ correspondent for NBC, He tweeted that sources told him the land belongs to Woodbridge.
Officials for the NFL team, currently based in Ashburn, have been meeting with state lawmakers and local officials since late last year. The leaders’ lease expires at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. , in 2027. The stadium was built in 1997.
The purchased land is the team’s preferred location for a new stadium, ESPN reportedbut other options remain open.
“There is an opportunity that the franchisor will purchase another 65 to 70 acres at a location approximately 23 miles from Washington, D.C., and will be close to the I-95 exit in Dumfries, Virginia. It will be approximately 80 miles from Richmond,” the network wrote.
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