Washington Redskins' new stadium model features moat for kayakers

By Alex Butler  |  March 11, 2016 at 9:17 PM
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LANDOVER, Md., March 11 (UPI) -- Bjarke Ingels Group, a Danish architecture firm hired by team owner Dan Snyder, has designed and unveiled a model for the future home of the Redskins.

The most unique thing about the new facility is a surrounding moat, complete with bridges, built for kayakers.

The firm recently unveiled the model on 60 Minutes, who plans to air a story on the company on Sunday.

"When I started studying architecture people would say, you know, 'Can you tell me why all modern buildings are so boring?'...People had this idea that in the good old days architecture had...ornament and little towers and spires and gargoyles and today, it just becomes very practical," Ingels said in a statement released by the show.

"The stadium is designed as much for the tailgating, like the pre-game, as for the game itself," Ingels says on the show. "Tailgating literally becomes a picnic in a park. It can actually make the stadium a more lively destination throughout the year without ruining the turf for the football game."

The Redskins' lease at FedEx field expires in 2027. Location and funding for the stadium have not yet been discovered.

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