The Washington Redskins are based in the nation’s capital Washington D.C. and have played in more than 1,000 games since 1932. In that time frame, the
team has sold millions of Redskins tickets, captured 12 NFL Divisional titles, and won five NFL
Championships including three Super Bowls.
The Redskins are a team that is true to the expression “having ups and downs.” The team won all
their championships and divisional titles in two different 10 year spans. The first and more
successful period was from 1936-1945, and the second was from 1982-1991. In between those
two runs was one of the worst periods in Redskins history. The team went a whole decade
starting from 1956 in which they didn’t achieve one winning season and saw an equal decline in
sales of Redskins tickets.
After their last run at a championship, the Redskins have consistently been a mediocre team
that enjoyed a brief upturn in the sale of Redskins tickets when former great coach Joe Gibbs
returned in 2004 to coach the team for four seasons before once again retiring. After Gibbs’
retirement, the team continued to draft successful NFL players yet were never able to turn the
corner and become a consistent playoff team.
During the team's lost history starting from their induction in the NFL, they have played and sold
Redskins tickets at five different home fields, including a short four year stint at the historic
baseball field Fenway Park in Boston.
FedEx Field is the current home for the Redskins since 1997.
From 2005 to 2011, Redskins fans set the regular season
home game paid attendance record filling a stadium that can seat 79,000 fans that purchase Redskins tickets.
In their 2007 home game vs. the Dallas Cowboys, the “Skins” were able to sell
90,910 Redskins tickets, making it the highest attended game in Redskins history.
The reason they are able to sell so many Redskins tickets and seat so many fans is helped by
the five levels of seating at the field. The field is designed with two different levels
of suites and three levels of general seating. However, in a rare turn of events, FedEx field's seating capacity was
expanded to over 91,000 seats in 2009, and reduced to 79,000 in 2012.
Like many other professional stadiums around the country , FedEx field sells more than just
Redskins tickets and has hosted many other entertainment and sporting events.
The most notable events include two performances by the Rolling Stones, multiple
sold out college football games, and D.C. United professional soccer games.
Although FedEx Field has undergone many upgrades and expansions, the fans still claim it
does not compare to their previous home at RFK Stadium. Thankfully owner Daniel Snyder has
listened to these comments by the fans and has begun talks with city officials in an attempt to
return the team to the D.C. District.
12-4-12: Coming off a huge and emotional win against the division rival Giants on Monday Night Football, the Redskins have won three in a row and are closing in on a playoff berth. Up next for them is their local rival, The Baltimore Ravens in what should be a marquee matchup for sure. Robert Griffin III has been on a tear as of late and has a great QB rating of 104. Division games against the Cowboys and Eagles will likely make or break the Redskins season.
1-9-13:-Redskins-Not much more than RGIII needs to be said when speaking of the Redskins impressive season. A playoff loss that featured Griffin III getting injured, requiring surgery will be the dark ending. But Redskins fans fear not, surgery was recently successful and he is on the mend for next season. Griffin III is going to be in a tight race for rookie of the year with Andrew Luck but whether or not he wins is will not change the fact that he had a stellar rookie season and is slowly budding into a great leader. The Redskins won the division and had a signature Monday Night football win against the rival New York Giants which sparked a hot streak and carried them into the postseason.