Many Redskins fans would not welcome that result. The site lacks a convenient Metro station, and is not close to restaurants or bars for postgame celebration — or mourning, given the team’s recent performance. To addresss that, Snyder is promising a domed stadium, usable all year, to anchor a multipurpose entertainment complex including a hotel, restaurants and retail.
Other locations could end up winning the prize, and the team says all options remain open. If the team moved to Northern Virginia, Prince William County appears to be the most likely destination. Congress may eventually hand over the RFK land to the District.
“We have great relationships with officials in Virginia, Maryland and D.C.,” the team said in an emailed statement. “We are just beginning discussions and open to opportunities in all three locations.”
But the Landover site offers so many advantages, and the alternatives pose so many obstacles, that Prince George’s has to be seen as the favorite for now.