(FOX)–Even with a stadium that is only 17 years old, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder says the organization has already begun meeting with architectural firms to design a new stadium for the team.
Although unknown whether the location of a new stadium would be in D.C., Maryland or Virginia, Snyder says in an interview with CSN Washington that they have “started the process.”
He says that plans for a new stadium would try to bring back memories of RFK Stadium, which opened in Southeast D.C. in 1961, and was where the Redskins played until 1996 before the team moved to Fedex Field in Maryland.
“We’ve already seen some preliminary drawings and I’m going to be very retro with it,” Snyder said. “It’s gonna feel like RFK. It’s gonna move like RFK. I love that, I actually asked architectural firms to do it and they said that they can do it. I said that I think the lower bowl sections are going to want to rock the stadium like the old days.”
Snyder also has hopes that the new stadium would be able to host a future Super Bowl.
“I think this region, not only this town, this region deserves a Super Bowl,” he said. “It ought to be here, it would be a fantastic accomplishment. It’s the biggest sporting event in the globe. It’s the nation’s capital, it’s a no-brainer.”
The Redskins are currently under a 30-year lease at Fedex Field, but the District has never been shy about wanting to bring back the Redskins back to the nation’s capital.
Back in 2011, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said, “We want to bring them back to the city. This is where they belong. They’re the Washington Redskins and they should be in Washington.”
Gray also said, “You know, we’ve got to be the only professional team that has the name of one place, practices in another state and plays in yet a third one. So we want to rectify that and bring them home.”
Scott Peterson, spokesperson for Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, said in a statement to FOX 5: “Prince George’s County is proud to be the game dayhome to the Washington Redskins and County Executive Baker wants to keep them playing in our County for the next generation of fans. The Redskins have been great community partners and corporate citizens to Prince George’s County.”