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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 11/30/2010

Jack Evans is not a fan of FedEx Field

By Aaron Morrissey
The potential return of the Washington Redskins to the District has always been a nice little crutch for local politicians to break out during football season. After all, people in D.C. like their Redskins, and appealing to their sense of hometown pride is never a bad idea, especially in a time of governmental transition and budgetary strife. Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans wasn't the first person to say that the Redskins should move back into the District when he recently floated the idea, and he most certainly won't be the last.

But while most political assertions about a potential return to the District for the city's beloved team lean on the miserable experience of getting to FedEx Field, the sense that the Redskins ought be playing inside the District proper, Dan Snyder's lust for a new stadium to keep up with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, or the redevelopment of the RFK Stadium site (all somewhat plausible, if abstract reasons to argue for the team to move back), Evans went a different route -- suggesting that, after but 13 years of existence, FedEx Field is already past its expiration date:

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Aaron Morrissey blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Aaron Morrissey  | November 30, 2010; 12:28 PM ET
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Have we retired the bonds for RFK? Do you realize that the area around RFK already has a development plan and a billboard posted at the DC General METRO entrance? There are street car tracks on Benning Road now, so reconfiguring Langston is no longer an option. Besides, it is Federal Property.

Why did you take this test without studying?

Posted by: ward7 | November 30, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

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