LARGO, Md. — Prince George's County residents appear lukewarm to any deal to keep Dan Snyder and the Redskins in the county if it means spending any public money to support the effort.
"Dan Snyder has enough money to fix whatever needs to happen with the stadium," said one Largo resident.
"I'll keep the tax money in my pocket," said another.
It appears local leaders are in tune with the sentiment.
Newly sworn-in County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has stayed largely neutral.
"This effort is being led by Governor Hogan and his administration," said John Erzen, spokesman for Alsobrooks. "We've had preliminary discussion with them about a desire to keep the Redskins here in Prince George's County, but not at the expense of our priorities."
Erzen said education, economic development and health and human services funding will all come before any county support for a stadium development such as road and utility improvement.
Governor Larry Hogan is a supporter of keeping the Redskins in Maryland as the team prepares to abandon FedEx field when its lease expires in 2027, but is now looking for local leadership to carry the ball, according to reporting by Maryland Matters.
"While Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. is willing to work with the federal government on a land swap that would give Maryland control of Oxon Cove, a 500-acre parcel on the Potomac River in southern Prince George’s County, his administration expects county officials to take the lead in negotiating a stadium deal with Washington Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder, according to officials who have been briefed on the still-early discussions about the project," Maryland Matters reported.
In 2017, Hogan signed off on a memorandum of understanding with the US Department of Interior to take thousands of acres of state park land near the U.S. Antietam National Battlefield Park in exchange for the potential stadium site parcel at Oxon Cove near National Harbor.
The land swap would clear a major hurdle for the Redskins. The team has already presented design concepts for a stadium on the site.
But the Governor's enthusiasm for keeping the team in Prince George's County appears to end at the county line, if a major local investment is expected.
Meanwhile, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser supports bringing the Redskins back to the RFK stadium site with a future re-development.
Virginia officials have discussed sites for the team near Dulles airport.