Cropp: No luxury stadium

“If you want a Buick, we have a Buick. It’s called RFK,” Catania said. “There’s no need to spend $535 million for something we already have.”

A council roundtable to discuss stadium costs and other related issues is scheduled for Nov. 28.

Green said once MLB chooses the new owner, the city likely will talk to the group about paying for some stadium-related costs. Franklin Haney, who is one of eight bidders for the Nationals, already has offered to pay for any cost overruns if he is selected to own the team. He said yesterday he would pay $100 million up-front to be placed in a joint account with the city if he is awarded the team.

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