The Washington Post’s Mike Jones breaks down the Seahawks’ potential relocation from Seattle to St. Louis.
The Washington NFL team announced its relocation to St Louis after a series of events involving the team’s ownership, the Seahawks and its new stadium.
Here are some things to know.
What is the team?
The Washington Redskins are a division rival of the Seattle Seahawks.
Washington, like Seattle, has been a member of the NFL since 1974.
The Redskins play their home games at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., while Seattle plays at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
The two franchises play annually in their home markets.
The Seahawks will be a part of a new stadium in downtown Seattle, which will be constructed on a former railroad track.
The team’s lease at FedExField expires after the 2018 season, so the team will vacate its existing stadium for the new stadium’s opening.
The new stadium will include a $1.9 billion, $1 billion retractable roof, with a retractable ceiling that can accommodate up to 50,000 fans.
The retractable structure will house the Seahawks locker room, practice fields and training facilities.
It will also include a new public plaza on the north side of the stadium.
The stadium will be open to the public for the first time, with public transportation services already available.
In 2018, the Redskins agreed to purchase the entire Seahawks franchise for $1 in exchange for the franchise’s lease on FedExField.
The deal was finalized after a contentious two-day negotiation.
The ownership group also paid $5.2 million in cash and a $5 million non-cash relocation fee to the Seahawks.
The Seahawks, for their part, agreed to a $500 million relocation fee with the NFL, and agreed to pay $250 million to the NFL for the team.
In a letter to owners, the NFL said it expects to finalize the relocation agreement in late 2018.
The league will begin the process of selecting the venue in 2019.
The stadium is set to open for business on Jan. 1, 2021.
It is slated to open in 2019 and be completed in 2021.
The lease for the stadium is due to expire in 2021 and will have to be renewed.
Where will the team play?
The team will play at FedEx field in Landow, Md.
The current stadium is the home of the Washington Redskins.
It seats 47,924.
Who will pay for the cost of the new facility?
The lease will be paid for by the league, which is owned by the Washington, D.C., team.
The $1 million relocation cost is expected to be paid by the Redskins, with the rest of the cost paid by Seattle.
Will the team stay in Lando?
The Seahawks are a franchise in the National Football League, but their home team in Landove, Md, will relocate to Sturgis, Mo., after the 2019 season.
Lando, which was formerly known as Landover Towne Park, is located about 45 miles (64 kilometers) east of St. Peters, the city where the team plays its home games.