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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Skins to Get Stadium

WASHINGTON () -- The Washington Redskins have reportedly signed a deal to build a 78,600-seat stadium in suburban Maryland.

The Washington Post reported Monday that owner Jack Kent Cooke, previously thwarted in efforts to move his team to other area locations, has signed an agreement with officials from Prince George's County and Maryland.

Cooke, 83, has been searching for a new home for his team since 1988, when he told Washington officials that RFK Stadium, which has the smallest seating capacity in the NFL, was no longer adequate.

The Redskins' owner had pledged throughout his quest to build a new stadium that he would pay up to $160 million of the estimated cost.