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Fairfax County Interested in Redskins Hall of Fame

Loudoun County already declined

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    LANDOVER, MD: A billboard honoring the late Sean Taylor is seen during the Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills game on Dec. 2, 2007, at FedEx Field.

    After Loudoun County rejected the idea of being the home of a Washington Redskins Hall of Fame, Fairfax County is exploring the possibility, according to the Washington Examiner.

    The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors decided not to create a marketing partnership with the team two weeks ago.  Loudoun County, home of Redskins Park, would have provided $100,000 in county taxes in exchange for the team calling the county it's home by putting its logo on the Redskins' Web site and mentioning it in all training camp literature.  In the second year of the deal, $150,000 would have gone toward developing a Hall of Fame in the county, according to the Examiner.

    While Loudoun officials may still consider the offer, Fairfax officials jumped into the mix last week.

    “The Washington Redskins have a huge national and even global fan base and any kind of partnership with the Redskins would be advantageous to a jurisdiction like Fairfax County for the economic development and tourism tax dollars that it could bring in,” said Supervisor Pat Herrity, R-Springfield.

    Besides the obvious economic impact a Hall of Fame would have, some officials also see the move as a way to keep the Skins' training camp in northern Virginia.  Virginia Beach has expressed interest in hosting training camp in the past, according to the Examiner.

    “It would be the region's loss if they were to go to Virginia Beach,” Herrity said.