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Redskins Hold Fan Forum To Address Stadium Experience; Allen Dishes On New Facility Plans

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 17 / 15

The Redskins last week at FedExField held a fan forum "featuring about a hundred fans and a host of top team officials," and given an open mic and the ears of the team’s front office, fans "took advantage," according to Dan Steinberg of the WASHINGTON POST. Execs on hand included Presiden...

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