DC Mayor Pitches New Washington Commanders Stadium at Location of RFK

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It's been only days since the Washington Commanders unveiled their new name, logos and uniforms and now it might be time to bring the franchise back to D.C. proper.

Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a press conference that she wants the Commanders to build their new stadium at the site of their old stadium, RFK in Northeast.

"Every major sports franchise in the region calls D.C. home," she tweeted. "The next chapter for the Washington Commanders should be a return to winning right here in D.C."

Bowser says she opposes the District financing the construction of the new stadium. Instead, they would treat it the same as Audi Field, home of DC United. The District prepared the land and funding for everything around the stadium like houses, parks and retail locations.

She adds that the need to demolish RFK is long overdue.

Virginia's governor Glenn Youngkin and Maryland governor Larry Hogan have already expressed varying levels of interest in hosting a new stadium as well.

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