Jack Evans: Just Kidding About That Whole Redskins Field Idea
On Tuesday, WTOP reported some vague comments from Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans about the prospect of building a $2 to $3 billion, 110,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof to bring the Redskins back to the District–which, considering he'd just finished a 15-hour hearing he knew that a $188 million budget gap would require making painful cuts to social services, seemed like a particularly ill-timed remark, not to mention a dumb idea (I'm sorry, I'm just still bitter about Qwest and Safeco).
Bisnow called back, undoubtedly asking about how Evans proposed to pay to lure the team back from Landover.
"Turns out that was more of a football fan talking than a politician with a strategy," Bisnow reports. "So we talked CRE instead."
It didn't even get as far as D.C.'s World Cup bid.