FedEx Field, originally called the Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, is the home field of the Washington Redskins and the largest stadium in the entire National Football League. The football stadium is located in Landover, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., and it seats 91,704 fans. Most stadiums are owned by companies or cities, but FedEx Field is owed by Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Redskins and the chairman of the board of Six Flags.
Because the stadium is so large and located in a place that otherwise does not get a lot of traffic, there is an extra exit on the infamous Capital Beltway, and this exit is typically only open when there is an event at the stadium. It is also just a short walk from public transportation stations, which many fans find to be the better option since parking near the stadium can be expensive. Before being located at FedEx Field, the Washington Redskins played home games at the Robert. F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, which was located in Washington, D.C. Since moving to the new stadium, attendance to games has been on the rise. Construction on the stadium cost over $250 million. In addition to Redskins games, FedEx Field plays host to a number of other events every year. Some of the notable events that the stadium has hosted in the past include the 2005 World Series of Football, the 2004 Black Coaches Association Classic, and numerous college football games and concerts.
Although some important design choices were made to enhance fans' experiences, many feel as though the old stadium was better, and there are reports that Snyder is considering building another stadium in the city to replace FedEx Field. The stadium, however, was designed to fit as many fans as possible and give everyone the best view available. There are five levels to the seating. The least expensive tickets are on the George Preston Marshall Lower Level and the Pete Rozelle Upper Level. Fans can also sit in the slightly more expensive seats on the Joe Gibbs Club Level.
In addition, there are two levels of suites. Combined, the suite levels have over 200 boxes, including Owner's Club luxury boxes, which have special amenities. The Owner's Club seats give fans complementary food and beverages, a bar area with pool tables and video games, premium parking passes, and wall-mounted plasma televisions that show the game and other games.
FedEx Field opens two hours before every game, and the concession stands are open for two hours following the game. Fans who have club level or suite seats have access to special live band performances and other events at the stadium before the game. Because of these special pre-game events and the growing popularity of the Redskins, attendance has been through the roof, breaking previous records for the franchise.
Fans interested in learning more about FedEx Field can call 301-276-6000, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. They can also help fans learn more about booking hospitality packages or getting on the season tickets waiting list.
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