Possible Redskins Move Has Bowie Officials Talking New Roads

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BOWIE, MD (CBSDC) — The District has some competition in attempting to lure the team that bears its name out of Northern Virginia.

A site near Bowie State University has been proposed as the new home of the Washington Redskins.

Although moving Redskins Park out of Ashburn is far from a sure thing, local officials are already examining the prospect of building a new road that could handle traffic to the facility.

The Gazette reports as many as 15,000 fans could travel to the 200-acre site for Fan Appreciation Day during training camp.

County officials are excited about the revenue a high-profile team would generate for the area, but are leery current roads would not be able meet the transportation needs required by having them there.

As such, the Bowie City Council wants to transportation officials to look into the prospect of building a new road that would connect Route 3 in Crofton with Route 197 in Bowie to help adequately accommodate traffic the paper added.

Also proposed at the site is a mixed-use development.

A move to the location would put the team much closer to FedEx Field where the team plays their home games.

As for whether the move is realistic?

“We’re exploring all of our options,” Redskins Senior Vice President Tony Wyllie told WNEW.

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