Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will meet with citizens of the city Thursday evening to talk about the possibility of bringing the Redskins back into D.C. according to tweets from Washington Examiner sportswriter Rick Snider.
D.C. mayor Gray meets tonight with citizens over trying to lure #Redskins back to old hospital site by RFK.— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) March 22, 2012
As of right now, there's nothing immediate on the table. This is all just in the beginning processes. However, the ultimate goal is to have a stadium built in D.C. by 2027.
Sources close to Gray say this is merely a long-term discussion in beginning stages. Part of trying to get nearby stadium deal in 2027.— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) March 22, 2012
The 2027 date is key because that is when the FedEx Field stadium lease with Prince George's County expires. The Redskins have announced previously that they do intend to play at their current home through the lease.
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