In 1997, the Washington Redskins moved out of D.C. to Landover, Maryland.
Nine years later, Mayor-elect Adrian Fenty and D.C. Councilman Jack Evans reportedly want to bring the team back to the city.
It turns out that RFK Stadium sits on federal land. The city owns the lease to the land until 2036, but the lease stipulates that the land must be used for a sports venue.
Under the proposal:
- The city leases the land to Snyder for $1 per year.
- Snyder sells FedEx to a developer who wants the land for condos.
- D.C. builds a new domed football stadium at the RFK site.
- The NFL promises to let Synder's new stadium host a Superbowl or two.