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Congress May Clear Way for Commanders’ Return to RFK

Jul 7, 2023

Congress’ legislative authority over D.C. — and the site of RFK Stadium in particular — is arguably the largest hurdle toward the city luring the Washington Commanders back to town.

But Rep. James Comer (R-Kentucky) is getting closer to introducing legislation that would allow Washington to be a player in what is shaping up to be a three-way race to land the Commanders, House Oversight Committee spokesperson Austin Hacker confirmed to Front Office Sports.

Under the bill that has yet to be finalized, the options include extending the lease currently set to expire in 2038. That lease between the National Park Service and D.C. restricts the use of the site to sports and recreation, which is currently tricky given RFK is still in the process of being torn down after closing in 2019.

Source: Front Office Sports

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