RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Team President Bruce Allen says the Washington Redskins will not reconsider whether to change the team's nickname if it becomes a political barrier to building a new stadium.
The team currently plays at FedEx Field, which opened in Landover, Maryland, in 1997 and wants a new facility.
At a close-of-training-camp news conference Monday, Allen said the Redskins have had ''great conversations'' with representatives of Washington, Virginia and Maryland about a stadium. Allen says ''there's not a leading candidate.''
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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has told Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser that the National Park Service, which owns the land where the team's former stadium sits in the city, won't grant a new lease if the team's name remains.
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