This is a really short news item in the Washington Post, and I’m not sure what to make of it:
The Redskins declined to provide details, but one of the people with knowledge of the matter said the $27 million renovation includes seating modifications, wi-fi, ribbon boards (a form of stadium signage) and a Hall of Fame expansion.
This is the second instance (the previous being the Philadelphia Eagles) of the NFL considering committing G-4 funds to a stadium upgrade project, despite there being no public money involved. Which is only strange because the G-4 rules clearly state that the money needs to go to public-private partnerships, and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross reiterated this to Miami officials as recently as this spring when he was trying (and failing) to get public subsidies for stadium renovations.
If the NFL has changed its rules for G-4 funding, that’d be great, as clearly the league has plenty of cash on hand to help teams with their stadium costs. If so, though, you’d think they’d at least announce it — though actually, given that there are still plenty of NFL teams trying to hit up their local governments for money by saying they have nowhere else to turn, maybe they wouldn’t.