Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder roared up to Cannes Lions in his $180 million yacht as ad sources speculated he’s in town to find a title sponsor for the team’s new stadium.
Snyder, worth an estimated $2.2 billion, hopes to build a new facility at the site of RFK Stadium — the team’s historic former home — in DC. He has reportedly been working with congressional Republicans and the Trump administration to include language in a new federal spending bill that would help pave the way for the new stadium.
The Redskins’ lease for their current stadium, FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, expires in 2027, but Snyder has made it clear he’d like the team to leave the facility earlier if they can.
Snyder is at Cannes Lions on his dazzling, brand-new, 93-meter, 3,000-ton Feadship mega-yacht, called Lady S, which is so big — a football field in length — it couldn’t even fit in the Port du Cannes, and has instead been parked alongside the sea wall opposite the Palais, where the daily Cannes Lions speeches and presentations take place.
The Lady S is the only yacht in the world with an IMAX cinema inside. It also boasts a basketball court, a glass-bottomed pool on the deck and a huge helicopter pad.
On Monday night, Snyder hosted a dinner and party on board with guests including Julie Haddon, SVP global brand and consumer marketing for the NFL, and Andy Sriubas, chief commercial officer of Outfront Media.