Owners Approve Renovations To FedEx Field
Wireless Internet access, new video boards and modifications to the existing seating arrangement are reportedly the upgrades the Redskins pursued during a one-day owners’ meeting in downtown Washington on Tuesday.
BY ZAC BOYER
The owners of the league’s 32 franchises approved a measure authorizing the NFL to pay for up to $27 million in improvements to FedEx Field, according to multiple reports.
Those upgrades will include wireless Internet access, new video boards and seating modifications. It is unclear when the renovations would begin or would be completed, though it’s likely they would not occur until after this season.
“We appreciate the NFL teams approving our continued plan on improving the fan experience at FedEx [Field],” general manager Bruce Allen wrote in a statement given through a team spokesman.
Approval of the measure occurred Tuesday in Washington, where owners and representatives gathered for meetings. Similar renovations were approved for FirstEnergy Stadium, home to the Browns, where ownership has been pushing for various improvements to the stadium since the spring.
FedEx Field opened in 1997 and has been the Redskins’ home for the past 16 seasons. The stadium was renovated in each of the last three offseasons, with seating capacity reduced in 2011 and 2012 and a new playing field installed this past summer.