Washington and the sporting world was abuzz this week with release of concept drawings for a new Washington Redskins football stadium including a moat. The idea of a moat around a football stadium seems mostly stupid until you think about it and the big question remains: where will this stadium be located?
Despite some evidence to the contrary the Redskins could naturally end up back in Washington, D.C. and perhaps these stadium designs hint at waterway access. Is it possible that on on the other side of that stadium moat is the Anacostia? Two potential sites along the Anacostia could allow kayaker access from the river. For anyone who grew up in the era of Barry Bonds, watching kayakers on tv chase his home run balls in Covey Cove, the vision of waterway access may be enticing. Continue reading