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East - Washington Redskins
- Fed Ex Field
Landover, MD 20785
Name: Fed Ex Field
Home Team: Washington Redskins
PLAYING SURFACE: GRASS
YEAR OPENED: 1997
Today, FedEx Field is one of the premier stadiums
in the NFL. After 30 years of playing at RFK Stadium,
then owner Jack Kent Cooke envisioned a new stadium
for the Redskins in 1987. After nine years of negotiations,
Cooke finally found a location to build a new stadium
in Prince George County, Maryland. Construction
began immediately on the stadium. Cooke never saw
the stadium completed. He died several months before
the stadium was completed. Initially, the stadium
was named, Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.
The Washington Redskins played their first game
at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium on September 14, 1997.
With 85,000 seats, Jack Kent Cooke Stadium became
the largest stadium in the NFL. Three tiers of red
and yellow seats circle the entire playing field.
Two video-boards are located beyond both endzones.
In 1999, Daniel Snyder bought the Redskins. The
naming rights were sold to Federal Express, and
Jack Kent Cooke Stadium was renamed FedEx Field.
Also in 1999, $35 million in improvements were completed
at FedEx Field. Another $20 million of improvements
were completed in time for the 2000 season, which
included a new owners club suite level, escalators
to the upper deck, and additional seats were added.
FedEx Field has many amenities including several
restaurants that overlook the field and a Redskins
Hall of Fame. Displayed on the upper level balcony,
circling all the way around the seating bowl, is
the Redskins Ring of Fame that contains 40 names
of Redskins players and coaches. Located above the
north endzone are championship flags that commemorate
the Redskins playoff history.
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Began: March 1996
Opened: September 14, 1997
Cost: $300 Million
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