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Capitals’ and Wizards’ Move to Virginia Appears Dead in State House Budget

Mar 8, 2024

Plans to move the Washington Capitals and Wizards to Virginia appear to be on hold. Or at least, according to one meme, six feet under.

Virginia’s Senate plans to remove plans for a new multipurpose arena in Alexandria, Va., from the state budget, which would prevent the teams from moving across the Potomac River.

State Sen. L. Louise Lucas told The Washington Post on Wednesday night the arena language will not be in the budget when it’s released around midday Thursday. She also tweeted a Photoshopped depiction of herself flashing a peace sign over a grave with a headstone reading “Youngkin and Leonsis’ $5 billion arena,” a reference to Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin, who had supported the proposed move, and Monumental Sports head Ted Leonsis, who owns both the Capitals and Wizards.

Source: Front Office Sports

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