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Redskins Practice Facility Coming to Prince George's County?
 Redskins Practice Facility Coming to Prince George's County?

 

This information was sent to us by Prince George's County Officials:

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County government has requested a feasibility study for a potential headquarters and training facility for the Washington Redskins on a parcel of land adjacent to Bowie State University in Bowie, MD

The proposed site is land currently owned by the County located off of MD Rt. 197 and Lemons Bridge Road. This location is near the existing Bowie State MARC station, approximately 10 miles away from FedEx Field.  In the original agreement that brought the Washington Redskins and FedEx Field to Prince George’s County, a provision was included to give the County the right of first refusal should the franchise decide to relocate its headquarters from its current location in Ashburn, VA.

Delegate Jay Walker (D-26) originally approached the County about the proposal and officials followed up by raising the issue with the Redskins. The Baker Administration is also working with Prince George’s Council Chair Ingrid M. Turner, whose council district encompasses the studied site.   County Executive Baker, Chair Turner, and Del. Walker plan to work with and garner community, business, and resident support of this study.” 

Prince George’s County has committed one third of the estimated $25,000 cost of this study and expects a matching amount from the State of Maryland Department of Business and Economic  Development. (DBED) and the Maryland Stadium Authority.  A feasibility study is an analysis of the viability of an idea. The study focuses on helping answer the essential question of “should we proceed with the proposed project idea?” All activities of the study are directed toward helping answer this question.