NFL owners approve sale of Commanders, ending Snyder's run

NFL owners voted unanimously on July 20 to ratify the sale of the Washington Commanders.

formally welcomed Josh Harris into their ranks, bidding farewell to predecessor Daniel Snyder.

The long-awaited vote at a Minnesota hotel came hours after the league's finance committee agreed to a sale and purchase agreement.

The agreement was first officially announced in May.

League bylaws require at least 24 of the 32 owners to approve the deal.

The media reported that it was worth $6.05 billion, the largest ever paid for a North American sports team.

Harris stated that, "I am incredibly excited and humbled by the opportunity to serve alongside my colleagues as the managers of this great franchise on behalf of the City of Washington DC."

The Commanders will have new ownership as they begin the new season with the start of training camp next Tuesday, according to Thursday's news.