Gov. Hogan Signs Measure to Support Pro Sports Stadiums


The Office of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is staying busy after the state legislature adjourned last week. On Tuesday, Hogan signed a measure that would support pro sports stadiums across the state.

Washington Commanders: the measure would make $400 million in bonds available for development around the current site of Fedex Field. The bonds are not dependent on the team staying in Landover. The measure is not allocated for the construction of a new stadium or renovations to the current stadium, but will be used to develop the surrounding area in Prince George’s County to create more retail, residential and entertainment amenities for residents. 

Baltimore Orioles and Ravens: Hogan signed a separate bill that increases the bond authorization for the long-time home of the Orioles, Camden Yards, as well as the Raven’s stadium M&T Bank Stadium. The measure would allow for the teams to borrow up to $600 million for each stadium, increasing the cap from its current figure – $235 million.

Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC are continuing to battle for the rights to the next Commanders stadium, which is likely to be opened in 2027 after the teams current lease in Landover expires. Hogan noted while speaking to reported on Tuesday that the measure “wasn’t really about the Commanders.” He added, “I don’t really know what’s going to happen with them,” while also noting that his office had been in talks with team executives over the stadium’s location throughout his eight years in office.

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