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Officials In Talks To Lure Redskins Back To D.C.

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Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport

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WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials are in talks to lure the Washington Redskins back to the city by hosting a team headquarters and training facility near the team’s former RFK Stadium.

District officials have identified a parcel of land that could allow the team to relocate its training center from Loudoun County, Va. Such a move would bring the team closer to its stadium in Landover, Md.

The land has been targeted for mixed-use development for a decade, but no projects are imminent. D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells, who represents that portion of the city, says a Redskins training facility would not benefit the neighborhood.

A spokesman for Mayor Vincent Gray says the mayor is talking to numerous parties about the land and only wants the best deal for the city.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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