Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: February 20, 2024
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Christian Martinez,

Governor Glenn Youngkin Reaffirms His Commitment to Bringing the Sports and Entertainment District to Virginia

RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today released the following statement on the recent development with union labor discussions on the Sports and Entertainment District:

"My administration and the partners in this project have worked in good faith over the last few months to give union workers a substantial role in this project. Today, labor leadership backtracked on that progress and announced their opposition to a project that creates 30,000 jobs, including 12,000 construction-trade jobs," said Governor Glenn Youngkin. "Virginia is a right-to-work state and unreasonable demands from union leaders will not derail this project. I will continue to work with the General Assembly to complete this opportunity and bring $12 billion in economic contributions that will fund shared priorities in Virginia."

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