The Commanders reportedly paid more than $100 million for land in Virginia, signaling a potential next step in building a new home stadium, according to ESPN’s John Keim.
According to Keim, Washington purchased approximately 200 acres of land in Prince William County, paying a little over $100 million for the area. The deal was completed late last week, but has not been officially filed with the county.
A source told Keim that the site is the team’s preferred location for a new stadium, but other options remain in the mix. There’s a chance the franchise will buy another 65 to 70 acres nearby. Maryland has said it would spend $400 million to develop the area around FedEx Field, the Commanders’ current home venue in Landover. Washington is also looking at land in Loudoun County, which is near its current practice facility in Ashburn, Va.
The team would reportedly like to return to the District of Columbia at the site of RFK Stadium. However, because the location is on federal land, governmental roadblocks make that potential move difficult, per Keim.