Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


Stadium Rumors

Redskins Locker Room


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2006, 01:29 PM   #16
Camp Scrub
 
Xtremeskins4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 14
Re: Stadium Rumors

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedskinRat
Maybe this time they'll think to include digital support in the new stadium so the big screen is really big.
Yeah, using binoculars to see the "Jumbotron" is absurd.
Xtremeskins4life is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 02-10-2006, 01:45 PM   #17
Special Teams
 
jermus22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Age: 32
Posts: 334
Re: Stadium Rumors

I read in an old sporting news article that rated NFL stadiums that RFK was the best in the league, not only because the balconies rocked when people got excited but also because the seats were so darn close to the field that you could practically touch the players. FedEx is nice because of the large capacity and tremendous noise, but I don't think it will ever compare to RFK.
__________________
Win it in the trenches.
jermus22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 01:59 PM   #18
Living Legend
 
That Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Springfield, VA
Age: 32
Posts: 16,279
Re: Stadium Rumors

UM, this has to be false.

first, danny doesn't own the land in DC, second, DC is terrible place to do business even if he pays all costs, and third Dan is still something like 250 million in debt for the current stadium

there's no way you could plan buy approve and build a staduim in DC in under 4 years.
__________________
Who says shameless self promotion is stupid? oh yeah, that was me... Click For Tunes!
That Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 02:30 PM   #19
Special Teams
 
gibbs4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: chocowinity nc
Age: 45
Posts: 282
Re: Stadium Rumors

i don,t forsee this happening either. rumor is what it is a rumor.

although if it were to happen i loved rfk but the times have a changed hasn,t it.
__________________
with the sixth pick dan synder selects......daniel synder ...to find someone that will be a better fit for the front office..
gibbs4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 03:18 PM   #20
Playmaker
 
irish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,732
Re: Stadium Rumors

While I doubt this will happen I would love to see it happen. Having the stadium out in Landover is about the same as having the stadium in Hagerstown, whenever there is a Monday night game there is absolutely no buzz or vibe in the city like there is in cities where the stadium is in town. I have been in Pit, Indy, StL on Monday nights when the home team is playing and the city is electric. I work in DC and there is none of that electricity because the stadium is so far away. I hope someday the skins come back home to DC.
irish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 03:24 PM   #21
The Starter
 
jbcjr14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Austin, Texas
Age: 44
Posts: 2,014
Re: Stadium Rumors

I think if anything there will be improvements to Fed Ex - like a retractable roof or something like that if it possible before they would build another stadium. Dan does want a Super Bowl and that stadium is perfect if they could get a roof on it TEMPORARILY!
__________________
"Work Harder: millions on welfare are counting on you" - Obama 2009 address to Congress.
jbcjr14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 03:51 PM   #22
Eternally Legendary
 
saden1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Seattle
Age: 35
Posts: 10,058
Re: Stadium Rumors

FedEx hasn't even been open for 10 years...not only that but Snyder invested a crap load of money renovating and adding to the Stadium. Last time I checked, the Skins debt ratio was atrocious. If Snyder is going to do anything with his money, he is going to pay down the money he already owes for buying the team and the stadium.
__________________
"The Redskins have always suffered from chronic organizational deformities under Snyder."

-Jenkins
saden1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 05:06 PM   #23
Camp Scrub
 
doxiechic12000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 64
Re: Stadium Rumors

Hey! I can see Waldo in that pic!
doxiechic12000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 07:20 PM   #24
Special Teams
 
Master4Caster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: DC area
Posts: 374
Re: Stadium Rumors

Quote:
Originally Posted by doxiechic12000
Hey! I can see Waldo in that pic!
Very funny.

As to the rumor, that can only come up when we have nothing else to talk about. After watching the turmoil with the Nationals stadium, does anyone really believe the DC Council will go thru that again, not to mention Mr. Snyder? (I call him "Mr." since he lured Joe Gibbs out of retirement.) RFK is in a pure residential neighborhood; no place for a 100,000 seat stadium, and the parking, and the crowd. This one ranks right down there with "TO is coming to the Redskins." Won't happen in your lifetime.

Besides, Fedex is a gold mine. No way will it go idle.
Master4Caster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 08:03 PM   #25
MVP
 
dmek25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: lancaster,pa
Age: 53
Posts: 10,519
Re: Stadium Rumors

a friend of mine works for fox sports said no way that fed ex hosts a super bowl because of the amount of camara stands and the poor sight lines.and there is no way to a new stadium
__________________
"It's better to be quiet and thought a fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt."
courtesy of 53fan
dmek25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 10:59 PM   #26
The Starter
 
Warpath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Potomac Falls, VA
Age: 38
Posts: 1,762
Re: Stadium Rumors

Redskins use Fedex for 8 regular season games, 2 preseason games, draft day party, and the tent sale. I think Snyder let a few bands play there last season. But as a whole it sits there unused for most of the year. Fedex is defniitely a cash cow or they would have more events there. With the 10 home games times 93,000 people is $$$.
Just remember, We all love the redskins, but football is BIG BUSINESS. And theres a reason why the redskins are the most profitable.
Warpath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 11:26 PM   #27
The Starter
 
steveo395's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,674
Re: Stadium Rumors

Quote:
Originally Posted by REDSKIN2
Snyder added to this and this is why we are the top revenue team in the NFL and other than the Yankees in all of sports today.
redskins are the richest team in all of sports in the world http://www.forbes.com/lists/2005/30/300925.html

#2 is the Manchester United Soccer Team http://www.forbes.com/finance/lists/...&datatype=Misc

the yankees are like $300 million behind us http://www.forbes.com/finance/lists/...&datatype=Misc
steveo395 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 11:35 PM   #28
Registered User
 
Pocket$ $traight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Fairfax, VA
Age: 38
Posts: 4,261
Re: Stadium Rumors

Quote:
Originally Posted by REDSKIN2
I have heard some whispers, but no articles or news stories that the Redskins may seek to build a new 100,000 seat football only stadium at RFK after the Nationals leave for their new stadium in 08.

Again, I have neither seen nor read any news stories nor articles related to this subject, I have only heard rumors concerning the subject so I don't know how true it is.

Are there any thoughts from anyone concerning such a potential scenario?

I for one have very mixed feelings if this ever happens.

FedEx is just starting to finally gain slowly but surely that homefield advantage that has been badly missed since the days of RFK.

FedEx while not the fanciest and best located of football stadiums is modern, newer and in terms of capacity, luxury seats and club level attractions will allow the SKINs to financially top all teams in revenue for a long time to come. Why leave?

But if we know the Dan, he has high asperations. He seems like the type of guy that would want his own legacy and his own playpin, especially with the other area franchises either downtown (Wiz, CAPS) or heading downtown (NATS). He's going to want a piece of the action.

Once RFK is left, it will be interesting to see what happens.
Come on chief. Whoever spread that rumor obviously doesn't live around here. Haven't you seen how inept the D.C. city council is??? I will grow a second head before that happens.

They can't even build a baseball stadium. D.C. can't respond to a 911 call in less than 15 minutes, how the hell are they going to rebuild RFK? Case and point, regarding the baseball stadium, the D.C. city council is claiming that they saved the city all of this money. What they fail to tell people is that if they had committed when the issue was first brought up, they would have saved millions of dollars in construction fees.

Absolutely no way.
Pocket$ $traight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2006, 02:16 AM   #29
Playmaker
 
70Chip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Manassas
Age: 43
Posts: 3,048
Re: Stadium Rumors

If Snyder is considering this, he should take a look at the nonsense that the DC City Council is engaged in with baseball and ask himself if that's how he wants to spend the next twenty years. Mr Cooke tried to build on the RFK site and he got consistent opposition fom the city, even though he was footing the bill. It's a quagmire. Besides, I thought FedEx really came into its own this year.



"By God stay clear of those damned DC politicians!"
__________________
This Monkey's Gone to Heaven
70Chip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2006, 06:00 AM   #30
^21^
 
Luxorreb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Age: 42
Posts: 1,612
Re: Stadium Rumors

Fed Ex is where the Redskins will be for some time. I think it's easier access, safer, ridiculous amount of land and parking compared to the RFK site. I would love to see them do what Chicago did with Soldier Field. Resurrect and modernize and enlarge it while keeping some architectural original pieces. It would be awesome. But just because I witnessed the magic that was RFK. Gibbs is back in town and that's good enough for me don't care if we ever get a Superbowl or move back to DC. GO REDSKINS!!!
__________________
GO SKINS!!! ^21^
Luxorreb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.31585 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25