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Virginia's Best Shot At The NFL Could Be This 280-Acre Site In Loudoun


Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been courting Washington's football team to move across the river, and a 280-acre site is now on the market that could be prime for a new stadium.

After a legal battle, the ownership of the Loudoun County site, who had planned to build a major mixed-use development adjacent to the upcoming Loudoun Gateway Silver Line station, is now looking for prospective buyers, the Washington Post reports.

NoVa developer Chris Antigone bought the property in 1984 with partner Sam Taustin and had long planned to build a community of residential, retail, offices and hotels called International City. But in March, after Sam's heir Jay brought Chris to court, a judge removed Chris from the partnership for breaking the partnership's operating agreements.

Now Jay plans to hire a broker to market the massive property to prospective buyers. The rare opportunity of such a large, suburban, Metro-adjacent parcel coming on the market could be attractive for Washington's NFL team. The 'Skins' lease at FedEx Field in Landover expires in 2027, and owner Dan Snyder has already hired famed architect Bjarke Ingels to design a new stadium, rendered above.

The three jurisdictions that make up the DMV are competing for the NFL, with this site going up against where RFK Stadium sits. So far, there has been little indication as to what locality is in the lead, or when a decision could be made. [WaPo]