FedExField was established as a successor to the previous home ground of the Redskins, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. In 1994, Jack Kent Cooke established a new venue near the Brock Bridge roads. However things didn’t go as planned since this ground had major parking issues which led to the scouting of another stadium site.
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|Team:||Washington Football Team|
|Address:||1600 Fedex Way, Greater Landover, Maryland, 20785|
|Former Names:||Jack Kent Cooke Stadium (1997–1999)|
|Structural Engineer:||Bliss & Nyitray, Inc|
|Expanded:||1998, 2000, 2005|
|Playing Surface:||Latitude 36 Bermuda Grass|
The construction of what is now known as the FedExField completed in 1997 with a cost of $250 million. It was initially named as the Jack Kent Cooke Stadium. Yet, it came to be known as Raljon, as a memorial to the recently deceased owner of the team. However, when the stadium came under the ownership of Daniel Snyder, he sold the naming rights to the well known FedEx corporation in 1999. It was a great deal for Daneil, since the name made him $7.6 million per year. He also invested $100 million in his first year of ownership to make upgrades to the venue which included a new sound system, re-structure of the parking lot, construction of glass rails and much more.
The improvements to the FedExField paid off since for seven years (from 2004 to 2010) the fan’s set home paid attendance records in the NFL regular-season. In 2005 they tied a record by hosting over 716,950 fans in the stadium. In 2007, their victory against the Dallas Cowboys established a record of the most fans in the history of the team with over 90,900 fans. The FedExFiled occupied the #1 spot in attendance in the year 2000, 2002 and 2008.
Aside from these brilliant NFL hostings, the FedExField also hosts concerts, college football games and soccer games. In 2011 they stadium hosted multiple events which included matches between Penn State and Indiana as well as Virginia Tech and Boise State. In the same year, the stadium hosted the 112th Army-Navy Game.
Recently the venue made headlines in the digital community, since one of the most well decorated YouTubers, MrBeast rented the entire ground to play hide and seek with an FBI agent. The goal. of the Agent was to find MrBeast and when he successfully did so he was awarded $100,000.
To date, no NFL season has passed where the non-premium tickets of the stadium haven’t been sold out. The FedExField is officially the biggest stadium in the country yet, the waiting list of the season tickets has surpassed over 31 years.
Washington Football Team Info
|Rivals:||Los Angeles Rams, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys|
|Team Colours:||Burgundy, Gold|
|Team Name History:||Boston Braves (1932), Boston Redskins (1933–1936), Washington Redskins (1937–2019)|
|Team Owner:||Daniel Snyder|
|Top Passing Leader:||Joe Theismann|
|Top Rushing Leader:||John Riggins|
|Top Points Scorer:||Mark Moseley|
|AV Leader:||Darrell Green|
|Winningest Coach:||Joe Gibbs|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at FedExField?
Washington Football Team play their home matches at FedExField.
What is the capacity of FedExField?
As of 2021 FedExField has an official seating capacity of 82,000 for Football matches.
When was FedExField opened?
FedExField officially opened in 1997 and is home to Washington Football Team
What is the ZIP code for FedExField?
The ZIP code for FedExField is 20785.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit FedExField in 2021. Please visit the official website of Washington Football Team for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.