The Redskins’ hopes of securing a new stadium took a significant hit Tuesday.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan informed the Redskins that he is ending his efforts to help the team build its next stadium in Oxon Cove Park, south of D.C. in Maryland, adjacent to MGM National Harbor.
“We are not continuing discussions with the Redskins regarding this site at this time,” Hogan’s spokeswoman Amelia Chasse confirmed Tuesday, according to The Washington Post.
Hogan appears to be backtracking on comments in December when he had expressed interest in negotiating a nonbinding land-swap agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior to give Maryland control over a 300-acre piece of federal land across the Potomac River from Alexandria, Virginia, near MGM National Harbor
The move would have allowed the Redskins to build their proposed new stadium in Prince George’s County, according to The Associated Press, and given team owner Daniel Snyder leverage with his proposed 60,000-seat stadium.
The Redskins’ lease at FedEx Field — their current home in Landover, Maryland, some 15 miles northeast of the Oxon Cove Park site — goes through September 2027.