Capitals and Wizards move to Virginia falls through

The potential move to Virginia for the Washington Capitals and Wizards along with the construction of an entertainment district have been scrapped.

Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson released a video statement yesterday announcing they have ended all negotiations on the $2 billion complex.

A few hours later, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals and Wizards through his organization Monumental Sports and Entertainment, announced a $500 million investment to modernize Capital One Arena and improve the surrounding areas.

Governor Glenn Youngkin, who advocated for the move, released a statement regarding his disappointment in the deal falling through.

Youngkin previously stated that the entertainment district could bring $12 billion and 30,000 jobs to the Commonwealth.

Opponents of the deal cited the $1.5 billion in bonds supported by Virginia tax payers and a recent announcement from DC’s Attorney General that found Monumental had previously agreed to stay in the city till 2047.

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Sports: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

HS Hoop Tonight On 1450, Area HS Scoreboard, Caps Skate Tonight

THE CAPS RETURN TO THE ICE TONIGHT WHEN THEY TRAVEL TO COLUMBUS FOR A 7PM PUCK DROP. IT’S THE CAPITALS’ FINAL GAME BEFORE THE ALL-STAR BREAK.

IT’S HS BASKETBALL TONIGHT ON FOX SPORTS RADIO 1450…AS BRENTSVILLE VISITS SKYLINE. AIR TIME IS 7:20 WITH RYAN RUTHERFORD ON THE CALL.

IN BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL LAST NIGHT…

WOOD GOT PAST CENTRAL 56-51

CHELSEA RAN PAST HOLY FAMILY 62-33

IN GIRLS B-BALL

SHERANDO ROUTED FAUQUIER 72-27

IT WAS WOOD OVER CENTRAL 72-60

ST JAMES OUTLASTED RMA 42-35

WAKEFIELD DEFEATED QUANTICO 56-8

IN COLLEGE HOOP…NUMBER 6 UVA WON A TIGHT ACC BATTLE, DEFEATING SYRACUSE 67-62 IN THE DOME. THE CAVS IMPROVED TO 17-3 WITH THE WIN.

13-8 VIRGINIA TECH PLAYS AT MIAMI TONIGHT, WHILE WVU TRIES TO KNOCK OFF IT’S THIRD TOP-15 TEAM IN 2 WEEKS WHEN THEY TRAVEL TO TCU TONIGHT AT 9.

IN THE NBA…THE WIZARDS ROUTED SAN ANTONIO 127-106. IT WAS THEIR FIRST ROAD WIN AGAINST THE SPURS SINCE 1999.

SUPER BOWL 57 IS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12TH…AS KANSAS CITY TAKES ON PHILADELPHIA AND YOU CAN HEAR IT ON THE RIVER 95-3 AND FOX SPORTS RADIO 1450.