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Perhaps Muriel Bowser‘s waffling on the Pigskins’ other name won’t pay off after all. In a training camp interview today, team president Bruce Allen said the team won’t change its name in order to get a stadium in the city.
District officials, including Bowser, want the team to change its name. So do the feds, who own the land under RFK Stadium, the presumed site of the next football stadium. Asked whether the team would consider changing its name, though, Allen just said “no.”
That likely won’t stop the Bowser administration from wooing team owner Dan Snyder and his crew. Bowser staff have been exchanging emails—and, in the case of Bowser chief of staff John Falcicchio and one team official, a trip to Nationals Park—with team executives to promote a move back to the city.
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