The Washington Commanders plans to move its business operations from FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, to the University of Maryland’s Discovery District, which is branded as an innovative research area in College Park.
The NFL franchise said in a statement the move will help “meet greater demand for suites while expanding the franchise’s footprint in the state of Maryland.”
The change is expected early next year.
Alexander City High School’s Assistant Director of Athletics, and Commanders fan, Felix Trammell says it’s a sign the team is going in the right direction, despite a season with ups and downs.
“It shows that there is money actually coming into the franchise again,” Trammell said. “I think (with) the end of the Snyder regime with all the allegations, and the name change, businesses stepped away and now businesses are coming back.”
The new offices will be on the fourth floor of the building located on the 4600 block of River Road in Riverdale Park, just outside of College Park. The Commanders will be next to other tenants like Capital One and Adobe.
The move comes months after Josh Harris, and his ownership group, acquired the team. The Commanders also invested $40 million into FedEx field in August of this year.
“Good organizations start with solid money in their front offices,” Trammell said.