WASHINGTON – Imagine a “superdome” complex rising from the grounds of the current RFK Stadium site.
D.C. Councilman Vincent Orange wants to see a 100,000-seat domed stadium for the Washington Redskins and has asked for a feasibility study on his plan, Fox 5 reports.
Five other council members signed on to co-introduce the measure calling for the study, DCist reports.
Orange, D-At Large, says with a new stadium, the city would be in a position to bring the football team back to the District. The Redskins now practice in Virginia and play in Maryland.
Orange wants to see a domed stadium planned, financed and built by the time the team’s current lease at FedEx Field expires in 2027, Fox 5 says.
His plan also calls for an 18-hole PGA golf course, hotels, a soundstage and an indoor water park.
DCist says Orange’s office did not have an estimate for the project’s cost.
Also on Tuesday, the council approved a resolution urging the team to abandon the “Redskins” nickname, which some consider offensive to Native Americans.
The ultimate decision on the team’s name is up to the team’s owner, Daniel Snyder.
The Associated Press and WTOP’s Kristi King contributed to this report. Follow @kingWTOP and @WTOP on Twitter.
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