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Sources: NFL Owners Approve Funding Portion Of $27M FedExField Renovation Project

Renovations to FedExField include Wi-Fi and new digital signage
NFL owners yesterday voted to "approve league funding" to cover a portion of a $27M FedExField renovation, according to sources cited by Mark Maske of the WASHINGTON POST. Sources said that the league's funding "will come in the form of a waiver of revenue contributions from club-seat premiums that the Redskins normally would have to make to other teams and the league." It was "not immediately clear" how much of the $27M renovation "will be covered by the league's funding." A source on Monday said that the renovation "includes Wi-Fi, seating modifications, ribbon boards" and a team HOF expansion. The Redskins confirmed that renovations will "include Wi-Fi and digital signage but declined to specify what seating modifications will be made or to provide further details" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 10/8).

DAWG POUND: In Akron, Nate Ulrich reports owners yesterday approved $62.5M in funding for improvements at FirstEnergy Stadium as part of a Browns renovation project that is "expected to cost a total" of about $120M (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 10/9).
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