Redskins Dedicated To Improving Fan Experience At FedExField
The Redskins are "dedicated" to making oft-criticized FedExField a "more attractive Sunday destination for fans," with their lease set to expire in '27, according to Scott Allen of the WASHINGTON POST. Among the enhancements the team is looking at this season are a "fan pavilion in the lower concourse, discounts on food for season ticket members, dozens of new menu items and a more extensive craft beer list." The fan pavilion, which will be underneath the scoreboard in the west end zone, will "offer a new space for fans to gather before, during and after games." The pavilion will be "open to anyone with a ticket for any seat in the stadium," and will "feature breakfast sandwiches, a Bloody Mary bar, roughly 30 TV's showing every game and a clear view of the field." The Redskins Marching Band, which "occupied the seats that were removed to make room for the pavilion, will return to the club level above the scoreboard in the west end zone." Redskins Senior VP/Operations & Guest Experience Chris Bloyer and Senior VP/Consumer Sales & Marketing Jake Bye said that a "similar retrofitting could be done beneath the scoreboard in the other end zone next offseason" if the pavilion proves popular with fans. Despite there not having been any other "major structural changes" to FedExField this offseason, the stadium's capacity, which was recently estimated at 82,000, will "be less than it was last year." Also, Redskins season-ticket holders for the first time will "receive discounts" ranging from 20-50% off of all food items by "scanning their mobile or paper ticket after ordering at any concession stand, where season ticket member prices will be displayed alongside regular prices" (WASHINGTON POST, 7/20).