FedExField Adding Another New Fan Pavilion, Guy Fieri's Chicken
The Redskins last year unveiled a new fan pavilion beneath the scoreboard in the west end zone of FedExField, and Redskins Senior VP/Operations & Guest Experience Chris Bloyer said that the reaction has been "so positive" that the team will "install a similar space beneath the scoreboard in the east end zone this summer," according to Scott Allen of the WASHINGTON POST. Bloyer said construction on the Bud Light Party Pavilion "will be completed" by the team's home opener against the Cowboys on Sept. 15. The new fan areas are part of the team's efforts to make FedExField a "more attractive destination after Washington ranked last in the NFL in percentage of stadium capacity filled last season." The new east end zone space will "open three hours before kickoff, feature a 90-foot bar, a stage for live bands and two outdoor suites." Meanwhile, some new concessions at FedExField this year include celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Chicken Guy, as well as "funnel cake fries at the stadium's Boardwalk Fries locations and a variety of sandwiches from Firehouse Subs on the main concourse." Redskins suite holders will "enjoy several additional benefits this season, including P.F. Chang's and five other new catering packages" (WASHINGTON POST, 7/12).