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COOKE CHANGES HIS MIND AGAIN ON STADIUM SITE
Published April 4, 1995
At a news conference yesterday, Redskins Owner Jack Kent Cooke announced that he has "abandoned" efforts to build a new stadium in Laurel, MD, (Anne Arundel County) and is now focusing on sites in Prince George's County, MD. According to Cooke, his interest in Prince George's ranges from accessible roads to a "large amount of undeveloped land" that "virtually ensures that he can find a site that will not spark the intense local outcry that has sunk most of his prior bids" (John Mercurio, WASHINGTON TIMES, 4/4). Cooke is also "counting on" a much more "supportive political environment" than he faced in Anne Arundel. Gov. Parris Glendening, who opposed the Laurel site, "has given strong signals that he would support a stadium" in Prince George's (Michael Abramowitz, WASHINGTON POST, 4/4).