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Washington Redskins In 'Early Negotiations' To Build Practice Facility By RFK Stadium, According To Report

According to reports, the Washington Redskins are in the early stages of negotiations to build new practice facilities in the District near old RFK stadium after city officials took a trip to Tampa Bay to tour the Bucs training facilities.

The Washington Redskins might have a new practice facility in D.C. soon. According to Nikita Stewart and Tim Craig of the Washington Post, Mayor Vincent Gray took a trip to Tampa to check out the Buccaneers training facilities.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and two council members took a quiet weekend trip to Tampa to check out the Buccaneers' training facilities with the idea of building similar ones for the Redskins in the District.

The mayor's office initially declined to comment on the trip Wednesday - which was not part of Gray's public schedule. But following questions from The Washington Post and other media outlets, Gray's office relented by late afternoon.

According to the report, the Redskins are in the early stages of negotiating a deal to have a new practice facility build near old RFK stadium, the former home of the Redskins. Currently the Redskins are building a practice bubble in Ashburn, but the hope is to have the team move their practice facility to the District in the future.

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