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Old 01-12-2017, 08:18 AM
 
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^ Ok. I figured maybe they would tear down JFK and rebuild a new one. If they build something west of 495, that is all NOVA and beyond the "DC metro area" per se.
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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^ Ok. I figured maybe they would tear down JFK and rebuild a new one. If they build something west of 495, that is all NOVA and beyond the "DC metro area" per se.

RFK- he was JFK's brother. Both were assassinated. DC Stadium was renamed RFK to honor Robert Francis Kennedy.

NOVA has always been part of the DC metro area. The Redskins' fan base still goes down to the border of Virginia and North Carolina anyway.

The reasons for not using the RFK (not JFK) site have already been covered.
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:10 PM
 
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Back to JFK where they belong or just leave them in Landover. No use wasting money, if they don't need another stadium outside of DC. If they do move to VA, what will they be, the Washington Redskins in Virginia?
They're already headquartered in Ashburn, so the move to VA wouldn't be that odd...
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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They're already headquartered in Ashburn, so the move to VA wouldn't be that odd...
Loudoun County? Blech!
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:30 AM
 
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I like the idea of a Disney transportation "loop" around NH, MGM and a Redskins stadium, which could later be connected to metro.
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:39 AM
 
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Loudoun County? Blech!
I agree, but the notion of a football stadium blending in with the urban landscape (examples: Pittsburgh, Baltimore) has gone the way of the dodo bird in most places.
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:25 AM
 
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RFK- he was JFK's brother. Both were assassinated. DC Stadium was renamed RFK to honor Robert Francis Kennedy.

NOVA has always been part of the DC metro area. The Redskins' fan base still goes down to the border of Virginia and North Carolina anyway.

The reasons for not using the RFK (not JFK) site have already been covered.

Sorry for the misquote, Mr. Moth. I meant to write RFK. There are most likely more redskins fans in Virginia and northern North Carolina than Maryland by far, but it would still be nice if The Redskins could go back to DC for all the district fans, since it is a DC team. If it went to Suburban Virginia somewhere, it would be no different than being in Landover, unless they moved to Richmond. Then it would be in a real city again, and they could be called the Richmond Redskins, but that would be kind of crazy to imagine.
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:07 AM
 
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RFK- he was JFK's brother. Both were assassinated. DC Stadium was renamed RFK to honor Robert Francis Kennedy.

NOVA has always been part of the DC metro area. The Redskins' fan base still goes down to the border of Virginia and North Carolina anyway.

The reasons for not using the RFK (not JFK) site have already been covered.
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Sorry for the misquote, Mr. Moth. I meant to write RFK. There are most likely more redskins fans in Virginia and northern North Carolina than Maryland by far, but it would still be nice if The Redskins could go back to DC for all the district fans, since it is a DC team. If it went to Suburban Virginia somewhere, it would be no different than being in Landover, unless they moved to Richmond. Then it would be in a real city again, and they could be called the Richmond Redskins, but that would be kind of crazy to imagine.
False. The redskins hardcore fanbase is in PG County (for those who grew up in DC and were hardcore fans, esp in the 80s) as well as locals who havent been gentrified out of DC yet. You have to remember DC metro has alot of transplants and transient people, so alot of the people in the area root for either the hometeam in their home areas....or at the bare minimum a team thats not the redskins. Im not sure about MoCo but i sometimes forget NoVA even has redskins fans considering alot of the transpants in the area move to NoVA. And NoVA as well as most of Virginia, for some strange reason theres alot of Steelers fans......North Carolina (and maybe even parts of Southern VA) you enter Carolina Panthers territory.....
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:52 AM
 
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^ ok
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:48 PM
 
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False. The redskins hardcore fanbase is in PG County (for those who grew up in DC and were hardcore fans, esp in the 80s) as well as locals who havent been gentrified out of DC yet. You have to remember DC metro has alot of transplants and transient people, so alot of the people in the area root for either the hometeam in their home areas....or at the bare minimum a team thats not the redskins. Im not sure about MoCo but i sometimes forget NoVA even has redskins fans considering alot of the transpants in the area move to NoVA. And NoVA as well as most of Virginia, for some strange reason theres alot of Steelers fans......North Carolina (and maybe even parts of Southern VA) you enter Carolina Panthers territory.....
There are Skins fans all over the DMV but yes the transient population does bring in lots of others fans.
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