by Chuck Carroll

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A meeting between Mayor Vincent Gray and residents of Wards 6 and 7 brought renewed hope of the Washington Redskins moving back to D.C.

Gray shared his ideas for luring the franchise to a site near its old home, RFK Stadium. His ideas include a Redskins Hall of Fame, a new training facility, shops, houses and more for the 67-acre plot of land known as Reservation 13.

Outside of some disgruntled residents who want the city to follow through with a decade-old plan to turn the area into a mixed-use commerce hub with a medical facility, most Redskins fans seem to be in favor of the idea. Even more are in favor of returning the team to the District regardless of the particular location.

But those fans shouldn’t hold their breath.

At Thursday’s meeting, Mayor Gray said city officials have only met with the Redskins once about the matter. No future meetings have been scheduled.

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Gray added that the Redskins have given no indication they are interested in leaving their current facilities in Ashburn.

All the while, officials in Prince George’s County are also trying to get in the bidding.

The Bowie City Council asked transportation officials to look into the prospect of building new roads capable of handling the traffic needs associated with building the Redskins a new facility near Bowie State University.

“We’re exploring all of our options,” Redskins Senior Vice President Tony Wyllie told All-News 99.1 WNEW in January.


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