Remember when Adrian Fenty was a Washington, D.C. city councilmember railing against a Nationals baseball stadium as a waste of city funds? And as a mayor who deep-sixed plans for a D.C. United soccer stadium because he thought it was too pricey?
Well, Fenty has apparently found a sport he likes, telling reporters yesterday he’s directed his staff to prepare a proposal to bring the Redskins back to D.C. with a new stadium. “I actually think it makes a ton of sense,” said the mayor, “but I think it would be great for the District to put it down on paper for them to have something to respond to.” Given that the team’s current stadium in suburban Maryland has made them the NFL’s second-most-valuable franchise despite unimpressive performance on the field, Fenty would presumably need to break the bank to lure owner Daniel Snyder back to the city, but who knows? Maybe he can come up with a really persuasive slogan.