The Atlantic Coast Conference has been in contact with FedEx Field as it searches for a new home for its football championship game, according to Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Was told that ACC reached out to FedEx Field to ask about availability for title game.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) September 14, 2016
The ACC announced on Wednesday a decision to move its neutral-site championships out of North Carolina in response to the state's House Bill 2. The law bars "cities and counties from passing protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. And public schools must require bathrooms or locker rooms be designated for use only by people based on their biological sex," as explained by USA TODAY.
The ACC and the NCAA are following the lead of the NBA, which moved the 2017 All-Star Game out of the state for the same reason.
According to the Washington Post's Master Tesfatsion, the Redskins declined to comment on the report.
Asked #Redskins if ACC reached out about hosting its title game. "Our focus is on the Cowboys game" -Senior VP of Communications Tony Wyllie— Master (@MasterTes) September 14, 2016
According to ESPN's Brett McMurphy, though, Orlando appears to be the favorite to ultimately be the new home for the game.
Orlando is prohibitive favorite as new host of ACC title game, sources told @ESPN. They will meet w/ACC officials on Thursday— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 14, 2016