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Commanders president Jason Wright talks sale, new stadium

The Washington Commanders hosted a flag football clinic Saturday at Commanders Park, with team president Jason Wright, offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and some of the team’s rookies present to help out.

After the clinic, Wright spoke to the media about Washington’s sale, specifically about possible future stadium plans.

“For us who have been talking to folks in the community behind the scenes, we’ve known that there’s positive engagement and enthusiasm for the potential, again, across all areas — Maryland, the District and Virginia,” Wright said, per Mark Maske and Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post.

“And so because of that, it’s not as surprising to us, but it’s just more of a public discussion now. What I like about it is leaders are articulating a vision that we can get behind because that’s been what we’ve said all along. The best thing that we can do is get behind a vision of local leaders who know how to best develop this community economically and socially. That’s their expertise.”

Washington owner Daniel Snyder finalized a deal to sell the team to  Josh Harris last week, and since that time talk has ramped up about where the team’s next stadium could be built. A Washington D.C. councilman made his case for the Commanders to return home, while Maryland Governor Wes Moore wants to keep the team in Prince George’s County. However, Harris believes it is Virginia who could provide the Commanders with the best option.

For now, while Harris continues to work with the NFL on getting the deal across the finish line, Wright said they plan to keep operating in business-as-usual mode, hoping the sale is final sooner rather than later.

“I think if there are major line items that come above a certain level, some major things that need to be done, we’ll talk to Dan and Tanya [Snyder] about it,” Wright said. “They can broker a conversation [with Harris] potentially on our behalf. But in the meantime, we’re going to keep on operating, and hopefully, it doesn’t take long at all.”

It was confirmed last week that NFL owners will not vote on the Commanders sale next at the owners meetings.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire