“Nah, Doesn’t Interest Me” – Marc Elrich on a Commanders Stadium in MoCo

by MCS Staff

“Nah, doesn’t interest me,” County Executive Marc Elrich said regarding MoCo putting in a bid for the Commanders new stadium, in an interview with the Washington Business Journal.

The team is currently in the process of being sold– coincidentally from one MoCo native (Dan Snyder) to another (Josh Harris), but Elrich stated that “people who makes deals for stadiums get their clocks cleaned” and that he’s “got enough problems in the county without having another drain on the county budget and a bunch of lousy jobs for people making minimal wages so I can have a billionaire raking in all this money.

The team is likely to dive right back into new stadium talks with Maryland, D.C., and Virginia as soon as the sale is approved and finalized by the NFL. Washington has played in Maryland since the team moved from RFK stadium in DC to what’s now Fed Ex Field in Prince George’s County in 1997. Dan Snyder initially announced plans for a new stadium over a year ago and in early in 2022, the state of Virginia appeared on track to create a stadium authority that would be responsible for creating a new, $3 billion domed stadium for the team. Talks, however, fell apart amidst legal troubles for Dan Snyder.

Snyder, who grew up in Rockville and graduated from Woodward High School recently announced an agreement between the Commanders and a group led by Chevy Chase native Josh Harris. “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement for the sale of the Commanders franchise with Josh Harris, an area native, and his impressive group of partners. We look forward to the prompt completion of this transaction and to rooting for Josh and the team in the coming years.


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