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Old 01-22-2020, 09:12 PM   #16
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Dan met with Md lawmakers about sports betting and a new stadium.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/wjla.co...makers-betting

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Old 01-23-2020, 04:21 AM   #17
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Dan met with Md lawmakers about sports betting and a new stadium.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/wjla.co...makers-betting

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From what I understood the most likely option is a rebuilt at the same location... which doesn't make much sense to me, I think the stadium is really good, and the vast majority of the complaints I've read were about the location (+ going and leaving there)... what am I missing ?
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:27 AM   #18
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From what I understood the most likely option is a rebuilt at the same location... which doesn't make much sense to me, I think the stadium is really good, and the vast majority of the complaints I've read were about the location (+ going and leaving there)... what am I missing ?
I think a lot of fans hate it because it doesn't have the personality RFK had. A lot of Redskins fans reminisce about the stands shaking at RFK and the home field advantage they had there. (Some of these complaints would be resolved by putting a winning team on the field).

And it doesn't have the pizzazz a lot of the newer stadiums in the league have, like ATL, Dallas, Minnesota, the new Rams/Raiders stadiums in LA/Vegas.

My beef with it is the poor design and parking situation. It's expensive driving there and then you still gotta wait an hour to get out on gameday. A lot of fans bitch about the walk from Metro, but I ain't gonna lie, I judge non-disabled people who complain about walking a mile. Exercise is not the enemy.

Also one thing I'd like to see (but realistically know won't happen) is see Snyder take after the ATL approach. ATL made the food at their stadium super cheap compared to the typical experience, and sales have been very strong as a result.

I'd also like to see more creative options on the food menu than Johnny Rockets and whatever else still remains (I hear food options on the third level are scarce). Both the Verizon Center and Nats Park do a great job of this, they bring in local vendors and they update the restaurant options and beer selections every year. FedEx is great if you don't mind paying $8 for a Bud Light.
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Old 01-23-2020, 09:54 AM   #19
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https://www.google.com/travel/hotels...oCCAQYAJIBAiAB

^^ this place is $109 a night right now. never been there, make no recommendations but it appears to be in the heart of Annapolis downtown. Do a google street view and walk down the streets to see.

Like everyone has said, the DC metro is very expensive. The area anywhere around Landover has 0 to offer but will run you probably $150 plus for a crappy motel 6. Hotel in DC or Northern VA would probably be 300 plus.

I would suggest staying in Annapolis. its beautiful, lots of restaurants and is great for walking and seeing stuff. Its probably 45 miles from the stadium but if you rent a car you can drive in and park. Or drive to the nearest metro station and take the train in. The drive is easy. Straight shot down Route 50 to 495 then follow the traffic to the stadium.

*** definitely eat at Chick and Ruths Delly (old school diner) and get the crab cakes. You only need one, not two .. the best ive had.

*** if there is a Navy home game or any Naval academy thing going on that weekend, Id imagine they would be booked. The Naval academy is right there.
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:20 AM   #20
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Dan met with Md lawmakers about sports betting and a new stadium.

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“He specifically said that he was not interested in having the taxpayers pay for any stadium,” Guzzone said

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Old 01-23-2020, 12:32 PM   #21
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Coming from Omaha, Nebraska. We would like to stay under 1K plus flights.
If you're coming for the weekend then I'd suggest staying in Arlington near a metro. That way you won't need a car and you can get downtown to do stuff pretty easily. Plus there's a lot to do in Arlington. Plenty of nightlife and great restaurants.

I use to live in a condo across the street from The Highlander Hotel. It's pretty cheap ( kind of a dump ) and a couple blocks away from the Va Square Metro. The orange line goes through there and you can take that all the way to Addison Road. I think it's the closest stop from Fed Ex. Some others could tell you if there's still a shuttle that runs to and from the metro.

Also you could walk off the plane and go to Va Square and not have to deal with driving. I can promise you that if you've never been to DC and you're going to attempt to drive good luck.
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:59 PM   #22
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Don't waste your time or money staying near the stadium. There's nothing out there and you will definitely need a car. Bite the bullet and stay in DC near the Mall. Its near Metro and all the sites you and your wife want to see in DC. Metro to and from the airport and the game so no need for a car. It's not the cheapest option but I think you will have a much better overall experience than trying to save a few dollars on a cheap outside the Beltway hotel.
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Old 01-25-2020, 08:39 PM   #23
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I’ve driven down to stay at decent (not great) and reasonable Holiday Inn type places within a 4-5 miles of the stadium. Some have hotel buses that take you to the game and back. About $100-125 per night with free breakfast. I think something like $25 per person for the bus.

If you stay within walking distance to the stadium (20-30 minutes walk) the quality of the reasonable hotels goes down below what you want. Fly into Dulles to save money and you rent a car to get to Greenbelt. If you’re willing to walk 15-20 minutes from a parking lot you can get into some that only $20.


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