The Redskins’ FedEx Field
The Washington Redskins stadium is an 85,000 capacity stadium that is known as the FedEx Field stadium. It is the largest venue in terms of the NFL regular capacity. It is located near the capital Beltway in Prince George’s county, Maryland. Cheap Washington Redskins Tickets to FedEx Field are very inexpensive this year so get your tickets while they remain at a low price.
Previously, they used the Robert Kennedy memorial stadium in Washington DC but had to look for a new venue due to lack of parking space. The ground breaking to build the current stadium began in the year 1996 and then it was opened in September 14, 1997. It was named Jack Kent Cooke stadium in honor of its owner (now deceased) until it was bought by Daniel Snyder in 1999 when he sold the naming rights to FedEx.
The stadium has five levels namely; the lower level, the club level, the lower suite level, the upper suite level and the upper level. Renovations have been made on the stadium since it was built. Daniel Snyder constructed five rows of dream seats in front of the first row of the lower level. One can only watch the game while standing when here because their view when seated is obstructed by players. This was meant to create a domino effect.
Another major renovation was the installation of the 8000 solar panels that cost $12,700,000. It decreased the energy use of the stadium by 15% and it is considered the largest solar power installation in Washington DC. It was implemented in three phases due to its enormity.
FedExField has always sold out its non premium tickets for every season. Although it has never sold out its tickets, no match in the stadium has ever been blacklisted as it is the case with other matches in other stadiums.
Despite all these, fans still prefer the previous stadium, the RFK. The redesigning of the current stadium to increase the revenue especially with the construction of the dream seats has resulted in fans watching games while standing and thus creating a negative fan experience. The number of entrances has also reduced resulting into very long queues of fans trying to access the stadium with normal tickets.
It is time consuming to access the stadium by use of public transportation especially because fans have to walk to and from the stadium since it is cost effective because Federal laws prohibit publicly paid shuttle services from public transit agencies when there is an availability of private services.
The quality of the field is also an issue that has been under scrutiny. The poor quality grass surface was replaced but soon after required replacement again. Despite all these it is among the high capacity stadiums in the NFL and is home to the Washington Redskins.