Columnists React To Chargers Relocation News Goldman Committed To Financing Raiders' Vegas Venue Dean Spanos "Stung" By Criticism Relocations Affecting NFL Broadcasts For L.A. Broncos Continue Search For Venue Naming-Rights San Diego Mayor, Fans In Upheaval Over Chargers Fenway Park To Host Three CFB Games In '17 Reactions To Chargers' Move Lean Negative Aloha Stadium Authority Proposes New, Smaller Venue Pegulas Address Reports Of Dysfunction
COOKE EXPANDS SEARCH FOR BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON SITES
Published October 19, 1994
Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke announced yesterday that he is looking at MD properties other than Laurel on which to build his new stadium. Cooke said Laurel is still the "first choice" but Stadium Project Manager Walter Lynch said the team has been "swamped" with alternative land offers. "Some observers who have been close to the yearlong process" of gaining stadium approval see Cooke's announcement as a "message" to the NFL and the Rams, reinforcing Cooke's intention to "move into the Maryland football market." When asked if he had eliminated Baltimore as a potential stadium site, Cooke said, "That is my business." Rumored MD sites include USAir Arena in Landover and the former Freestate Raceway in North Laurel. Cooke "did not appear to rule out" VA and DC sites. DC mayoral candidate Marion Barry said the announcement "doesn't affect us": "We're moving full steam ahead" (Katherine Richards, Baltimore SUN, 10/19).