Governor Wes Moore is in Ashburn, Virginia for Washington Commanders training camp (yesterday he visited Ravens camp) and answered questions from various reporters. Ben Standig of The Athletic asked Moore about the timeline for A new stadium and Moore made it clear that he wants the Washington Commanders to remain in Maryland.
“We see the timeline as we’re moving now.” Moore said. “We’ve already allocated $400 million that’s going toward the blue line corridor, which is the area right around the stadium in Prince George’s County. We are not waiting, we are not delaying, we are not stalling. We are letting people know right now that we want the Commanders in Prince George’s County and we’re gonna move aggressively to make that the case.
Virginia Governor Younkins previously visited Commanders training camp and expressed his desire to make Virginia the home of the Commanders. “I think Virginia is the best place to live, work, raise a family and it should be the best place to have a professional football team,” Youngkin said when asked about a possible move to Virginia.
D.C. remains a candidate and possibly the favorite to land the Commanders. The D.C. Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Memorial Stadium Campus Revitalization Act, a bipartisan legislation that transfers administrative jurisdiction over the RFK stadium site from the Secretary of the Interior to the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), was also recently introduced. The bill will allow GSA to enter into a lease with the District of Columbia, under which D.C. may use the land for stadium redevelopment, commercial and residential development, or other public purposes.
I asked Maryland Gov. Wes Moore about the state's timeline for a stadium. pic.twitter.com/E24uUG7Th2
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) August 9, 2023