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Redskins Get Liquor License

From News Services and Staff Reports
Wednesday, August 27 1997; Page B05

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The Washington Redskins won final approval yesterday for their liquor license at the new Jack Kent Cooke football stadium in Landover.

The license allows alcohol sales seven days a week, which stadium officials said is needed for non-football events and for a restaurant they intend to open at the stadium. Some stadium opponents had sought to have the Maryland legislature limit the license to five days a week.

Judith Banks-Johnson, chairman of the Prince George's Board of License Commissioners, which oversees liquor licenses, said the license was approved without opposition. On Sundays when there are games that start at 1 p.m., the Redskins will be allowed to begin selling alcohol at 11 a.m. Normal licenses do not allow sales before noon.

"That was to accommodate the public," Banks-Johnson said of the waiver.

Redskins officials said recently that they are on schedule to have the roads and the stadium complete in time for the Sept. 14 opening game against the Arizona Cardinals.

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