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Curry, Cooke Meet on Possibility of a P.G. Stadium

From news services and staff reports
Thursday, May 11, 1995; Page C06

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Prince George's County Executive Wayne K. Curry met yesterday with Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke to discuss the possibility of building a new stadium for the team in Prince George's.

"We're flattered and intrigued with his interests, but much work has to be done to determine whether a stadium is feasible on the sites being considered," Curry (D) said later.

For eight years, Cooke has unsuccessfully searched the Washington area for a new home for the football team. After his most recent rejection, at a site in Anne Arundel County near Laurel, Cooke turned his attention to a half-dozen sites in Prince George's.

The site mentioned most often, a 300-acre dairy farm near Landover, recently was bought with state and county money for $6.2 million, but County Council members have said they want it preserved as open space.

Other locations under consideration are the Konterra site near Laurel, the PortAmerica property near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the USAir Arena property in Landover and the Capital View Office Park in Suitland.

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