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Washington Football Team Has Not Petitioned to Rename Redskin Park Drive

The team's address in Loudoun County is currently a relic of its old name.

Washington’s football team has a new temporary name, which is Washington Football Team, but its headquarters’ address in Virginia is a relic of its old moniker. The team is based on Redskin Park Drive, a privately maintained road in Ashburn that is nonetheless subject to Loudoun County’s road naming ordinance, says county spokesperson Glen Barbour. That means, he tells Washingtonian in an email, “The county must receive a written petition to change the name and the county has not yet received any such petition.”

A Washington Football Team spokesperson did not immediately reply to a query about whether the organization has formed plans to rename Redskin Park Drive.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.