Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder is seriously looking into building a new state-of-the-art stadium.
Snyder and team president Jason Wright were in Los Angeles this week checking out SoFi Stadium to draw inspiration for the new project.
TMZ caught up with the two men, and they explained that the plan is to tour stadiums around the US and Europe and eventually have a plan in place for something special to be built.
“We’re touring stadiums,” Snyder said. “We’re coming West Coast and touring. There’s about 12 of us and we’re just looking to build a new venue back home in D.C., Virginia, Maryland. So, we’re everywhere. Jason, our whole group, 12 of us, we’re having some fun and looking at the future.”
Snyder said he expects everything will be ready in 2027 or “a little bit earlier.”
This isn’t the first time Snyder has looked around at new stadiums for ideas. When Washington played Atlanta in the preseason two years ago he took a private tour of the stadium. He did the same in Dallas when AT&T Stadium was built.
Washington has been playing at FedEx Field since 1997. The Athletic reported earlier this week that the club will begin replacing the grass and more than a foot of soil at the stadium for the first time since opening. The project will take approximately two months, and team officials expect the new grass to hold up through the end of Washington’s lease at the stadium in 2027.
The field has drawn criticism from players and coaches over the past decade. Robert Griffin III infamously tore his ACL during a 2012 playoff game due to poor field conditions.
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