Sharon Pratt Dixon's comments, concerning a new stadium for the Redskins, are nothing short of shocking {"Dixon Vows to Block Major Spending for Stadium," Metro, Oct. 10}. When owners around the NFL are wrenching huge amounts of money out of their host cities, Mrs. Dixon states she would not support financing a parking lot and some roads for a stadium that Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke has agreed to pay for out of his own pocket.

If there is one thing the people of Washington are willing to pay for it's a parking lot and some roads for what promises to be one of the premier stadiums in professional athletics. Washingtonians realize how important the Redskins are to the social and economic fabric of Washington. They also realize how lucky they are to have an owner whose generosity is unmatched in professional sports. Cities around the NFL would give their eyeteeth to have a franchise like the Redskins and an owner like Jack Kent Cooke. Baltimorians are in a permanent state of mourning over the loss of the Colts.

When an NFL owner agrees to write a blank check for a major sports facility, you don't slap him in the face by refusing to build a parking lot. PATRICK L. FEENEY Baltimore