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COOKE MAY BE LOOKING AT NEW STADIUM SITE FOR REDSKINS
Published February 6, 1995
Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke is negotiating with a wealthy landowner in Prince George's County, MD, to purchase "more than 200 acres" for a new stadium, according to a report in yesterday's WASHINGTON POST. The new site is just four miles south of a site near Laurel Race Track in Anne Arundel County where Cooke has been "fighting a zoning battle" to build a new stadium. "Well informed" sources told the POST that the land owner, Kingdon Gould met Friday night with MD Gov. Parris Glendening to ask about state help for infrastructure improvements for a possible stadium project. Gould: "I've heard that rumor generally. I don't want to enlarge on such a rumor by commenting on it." Although Glendening has opposed the Anne Arundel County site, he "left the door open for cooperation with Cooke on a different site, closer to the District, with fewer traffic and environmental problems." Glendening said if there were an "appropriate site," he "would be eager to work with the owner." Gould's site would "fill the bill" according to those "familiar with the site." The property is properly zoned for a sports stadium, has no major environmental problems and has immediate access to I-95 (Michael Abramowitz, WASHINGTON POST, 2/5). In this morning's WASHINGTON TIMES, Gould is quoted as saying he doesn't believe Cooke "has changed his mind" about building at the Laurel site (Matt Neufeld, WASHINGTON TIMES, 2/6).