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Redskins, StubHub Reach Five-Year Naming-Rights Deal For FedExField Club Level

StubHub has expanded its relationship with the Redskins by signing a five-year deal covering naming rights to the club level at FedExField. The agreement, effective through '18, officially kicks off during tonight’s home game against the Steelers, which will be televised nationally on ESPN. Activation for the StubHub Club Level includes an interactive kiosk for fans to create a digital commemorative ticket to share socially. In addition, StubHub will award four oversized Dream Seats at the 50-yard line to StubHub customers at every stadium event. StubHub has been a Redskins partner dating to '06 and has been the stadium’s official secondary ticket services provider since '11. The naming-rights deal is StubHub’s second for a major league facility. The ticket reseller on June 1 became the naming-rights partner for StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., home of MLS Galaxy and Chivas USA (Don Muret, Staff Writer).

VIRGINIA, COME OUT AND PLAY: In Richmond, Michael Phillips reported Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Friday "threw the commonwealth's hat in the ring" for a potential new stadium for the Redskins after the team's FedExField lease expires in '27. Redskins officials are "beginning behind-the-scenes discussions about what comes next." McDonnell said, "We'd love that opportunity. If the right group of business and government folks came together to make an offer, it could happen." Redskins Exec VP & GM Bruce Allen said, "We’ve been looking at different options. As we’ve noticed with other NFL teams, it really is a 10-year process when you’re going to build a new stadium these days. There’s people -- you know, Prince George’s County loves us, obviously the District would like to have us and we love our home in Ashburn, too" (RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, 8/17).
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