Posts Tagged ‘fedex field’

Shame Spiral: The Fans

Sales of 'Skins gear have dropped 35 percent.

Dan Snyder’s Football Team Is Designing a New Stadium, Which Will Be “Very Retro”

Maybe the uninspiring preseason results are just a sign of distraction: The local NFL franchise is shopping for a new home.
Team owner Dan Snyder said in an interview with Comcast SportsNet Wednesday that the team has "started the process" of designing a new  stadium. The stadium, he said, could be in Virginia, D.C., or Maryland, where it's played at [...]

District Line Daily: United We Stand

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A group of black, Latino, and Native American leaders stood with their backs to FedEx Field [...]

Take an Uber to Tonight’s Game, Sit in Lots of Traffic

The only thing that says America as much as football is a phone app that allows you to hail a fancy black sedan and private driver from your couch. Tonight, you can get both for a flat rate.
Uber is offering trips to and from FedEx field for the Pigskins' season opener for $65 for an UberBLACK [...]

District Line Daily: Housing Prey

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A Washington Post investigation found that the D.C. government has auctioned off tax liens for decades, resulting [...]

The Needle: Marion Barry Wants Answers

Voting Delays: Lines to vote in D.C. are so bad that Councilmember Marion Barry wants an investigation to find out why. -2
Party With City Paper: The election fun doesn't stop when the polls close. Come by the Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan tonight for City Paper's election watch. +6
Pigskin Memories: Want to remember the Pigskins' [...]

Solar Panels, But No Roof, For FedEx Field

Dan Snyder built a reputation as an anti-environmentalist. Can he build his way out of it?
The Redskins announced yesterday that a big chunk of the FedExField parking lots will soon be covered by 8,000 solar panels. Based on an artist's rendering released by the team, the result will be a futuristic and figuratively green carport in [...]

The Needle: Doors Closing Edition

Shut 'Em Down: Life as a colony of the United States sure is grand! The federal government hurdled toward a shutdown today, taking the District along with it as a hostage. Reports trickled out late in the day that city officials planned to resume trash collection after only three days, not a week, but as [...]

The Needle: No Snow Edition

Snowed Out: Last winter brought Snowpocalypse, Snowmageddon, and other catchy nicknames for crippling storms. This winter, so far, is bringing near misses. Today's forecast "storm" turns out to be more of the same. Even so, the list of "snow"-related school closings grew throughout the day. And District officials used the snow as an excuse to [...]

Check Out Dan Snyder’s Pathetic Hot Dogs

In the print edition of this week's Washington City Paper, Dave McKenna provides an encyclopedic tour of the various perfidies of Dan Snyder, who's owned the Washington Redskins for a miserable decade of losses by overpaid veterans. We had actually planned to run that story next week, but after the Philadelphia Eagles demolished the team [...]

Don’t Paul McCartney and U2 Shows Prove Dan Snyder Could Have a Hi-Def Jumbotron at FedExField?

Last night's Redskins game in Baltimore got me thinking about big screens. The Ravens stadium has an amazing hi-def video system; FedExField has perhaps the worst viewing options for fans in American professional sports.
The antique and analog Jumbotrons at each end of Dan Snyder's stadium are tagged as either "minitrons" or "Lite Brites" by angry [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Dan Snyder’s Sneaky Parking Charge Nets Him Millions?

For the Titanic platform (or maybe not!) of the latest City Paper, I wrote about Dan Snyder's newest parking scheme.
Snyder now adds a parking surcharge to the cost of every ticket sold at non-football events at FedExField. All other venues around town put parking charges, if there are any, in the advertised price of the [...]

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