About FedEx Field
As the home of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, FedEx Field is located just outside the Beltway in neighboring Landover, Maryland. This open-air football stadium can accommodate more than 80,000 screaming fans waiting to see the Redskins get absolutely destroyed by whomever they’re up against. But just because your team is on an unlucky streak doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a nice stadium, right?
The History of FedEx Field
FedEx Field opened in 1997 as a replacement for RFK Stadium, which had been built in 1961 and was showing its age at that point. When it opened its doors, the venue was originally called Jack Kent Cooke Stadium after the Redskins’ owner in an effort to honor his memory shortly after his death. However, the stadium sold naming rights to FedEx just a few short years later.
What Makes FedEx Field Events So Special?
We’ll be honest, here — FedEx Field might not be the premier sports entertainment venue that other modern stadiums are. At the same time, there’s something really special about getting to see the Redskins get absolutely demolished on their home turf yet again, and that makes picking up a set of tickets for FedEx Field events so special.
To its credit, though, the stadium has one of the highest capacities out there. At one time it was the largest capacity stadium in the NFL. While some recent renovations might have lowered that number by a few thousand, it still means it’s unlikely you’ll ever have to worry about sold-out tickets at this venue!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is FedEx Field located?
FedEx Field is located near the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County, Maryland, U.S., five miles east of Washington, D.C.
What kind of events does FedEx Field host?
As a football stadium, FedEx Field events are mainly football related, college and professional football games can be attended here. Also, the stadium hosts occasional soccer games, however, it’s not well known for soccer.
Which team is playing at FedEx Field?
The stadium is the home of the Washington Redskins of the NFL.
Where can I park for free at FedEx Field?
The stadium’s suburban location means that space for parking is ample. There are eight official parking lots in the area immediately surrounding the stadium, with prices varying based on distance parked to the stadium itself. Official parking spaces are limited to game day availability on a first-come, first-serve basis, after the season ticket holders park, and can be expensive. If you prefer to save a few bucks, then you can find alternative parking a short walk away from the stadium, at off-site lots.
If you’re up for walking 20 minutes, you can find affordable parking at Metrorail Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center Stations for only $15 during Redskins games.
What is the seating capacity of FedEx Field?
Up until 2010, the stadium had the largest seating capacity in the NFL at over 91,000. Currently, the capacity is 82,000 for FedEx Field sporting games.
Who owns FedEx Field?
FedExField is owned by Daniel Snyder.
How do I get to FedExField using public transport?
If you’re looking for a more affordable option for getting to FedEx Field events, then you can opt for public transit. The Metrorail Silver and Blue Lines stop at Morgan Boulevard Station, which is about a mile away from the stadium.