Redskins president dismisses name change for DC stadium

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.''

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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