On Sunday night’s episode of “60 Minutes,” Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group unveiled its proposed design for a new stadium for the Washington Redskins. It resembles a mix between a haphazardly placed boardwalk and Chicago’s Cloud Gate (a.k.a. “The Bean”).
But if you look a little closer, you’ll see a great opportunity for hockey fans.
The renderings shows a surfer riding a gnarly wave in the stadium’s moat, a few sunbathers lounging on the beach, and some good-looking teens rollerskating in tank tops. But, for some reason, something about this doesn’t seem to fit . . . Oh, wait. Football season begins in September.
The Redskins’ fans would have about a month to enjoy this nice set-up before the Washington, D.C., weather sets in and turns that beautiful moat into a sheet of ice. Wait. A sheet of ice?!
As soon as that water stops being swimmable, it can be skate-able! So all you avid hockey fans who are dragged to football games by your friends, family, or significant others, worry no more! Just bring along some ice skates — don’t bother buying an actual ticket to the game (if you tailgated right, the people you came with won’t even realize you’re not going in to the stadium) — and whiz right around that smooth moat surface. And who knows? You might even see Alex Ovechkin do a few skate bags before going home after the game.
The Redskins’ lease on FedEx Field doesn’t expire until 2027, so there’s plenty of time to practice on your local moat and then work your way up to bigger and better things like this beauty.
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