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Old February 6th, 2009, 06:16 AM   #81
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Fed Ex is an example of poor stadium planning.
Yes, it is. Thats what happens when Marion Barry is your mayor and hes too busy doing coke off a hookers ass to realize that a new stadium in the district is pretty important for the economy. FedEx was built right outside of DC for a reason...out of spite. Jack Kent Cooke wanted to screw the city bad for not letting him build in Washington. He succeeded (kinda).
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Old January 14th, 2010, 10:29 AM   #82
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Well some good news coming out.

The Redskins will finally be replacing those awful video screens at FedEx Field with brand new HD screens.

No link yet, but there will be more details soon.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #83
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Well some good news coming out.

The Redskins will finally be replacing those awful video screens at FedEx Field with brand new HD screens.

No link yet, but there will be more details soon.
Does this mean the push to relocate is being tempered? I realize this isn't a comparably huge expense but one would think they'd refrain from any investment in FedEx if their goal is to be done with it.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 09:05 PM   #84
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Does this mean the push to relocate is being tempered? I realize this isn't a comparably huge expense but one would think they'd refrain from any investment in FedEx if their goal is to be done with it.
Thats what a lot of people are saying right now, but if theres anything Ive learned about Dan Snyder its not to look too much into his actions because his next move may very well be to relocate.

Who knows.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 03:39 PM   #85
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http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcs...assive_hd.html


Redskins to install HD video screens at FedEx


This week, the Washington Redskins began mailing letters to their general admission and premium club seat ticket holders, informing them of significant changes to the in-game video experience, headlined by two 30 feet tall by 100 feet wide high-definition video boards, one in each end zone.

Now, there are two ways fans could react to this news. (And no, drunken indifference is not an option. It's the offseason.) Some fans will say it's about time, that after living with a scoreboard nicknamed The Lite Brite and a video board that seemed smaller than Albert Haynesworth, the franchise owed season ticket holders this much and more. They'll talk about the lack of out-of-town scores and in-game stats, and the 28-by-28 feet JumboTron that hadn't been updated in 13 years, and the high-def screens in Philadelphia and Baltimore, and the in-game experience at FedEx that Sports Illustrated rated 28th out of 32 teams in 2007.

But because I'm an optimist, I'm choosing to take a different point of view. Redskins fans this fall were as angry as local observers could remember. They demanded change. And whatever the reason, no matter how late the hour, some signs of change have arrived.

Fans wanted a general manager, and they got one in December. They wanted Daniel Snyder to take a step back, and while it's early, at least there are public nods in that direction. And they wanted the game-day experience to leave the 20th century; this is a first step. If you demand something, and then it happens, you can hardly complain that it only happened because you demanded it.

So what does this letter announce? There will be the HD boards in both end zones, replacing the comically small scoreboards, the old JumboTrons, and two end zone billboards. The big screens, which should be in place for the preseason, can be split into a variety of configurations; for example, displaying the same replay from different angles simultaneously, or showing replays and stats at the same time. There will be 10 other new screens in the lower bowl, from the game clocks to the time clocks to the out-of-town scoreboard displays, which will be equipped to also convey game stats and fantasy football totals.

Obviously we need to wait and see how it all looks, but these sound to me like massive upgrades.

"I think Dan Snyder's finally realizing that he doesn't have an endless supply of fans, so the product on the field has to be improved and the amenities have to be improved as well," said Mike Broderick, one of the franchise's most vocal critics during the past fall. "At least they're trying," he added, which is the angle I'm going for.

"It's about time that they actually gave back to the fans as opposed to just taking money from them with nothing to show for it," said Ted Abela, another of my go-to fan voices.

The big boards will compare in size quite favorably to other models in the close vicinity. Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field has two 27-by-96 foot screens. Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium has two 24-by-100 foot screens. Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium has a 31.5-by-77 foot screen.

Of course, that team in Dallas has some sort of 71-by-160 monstrosity, along with the pole dancers and the playoff losses and the kicker that can't make clutch field goals, but they can keep all that.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #86
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Old January 20th, 2010, 03:58 PM   #87
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what happened to the possible new stadium project?
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what happened to the possible new stadium project?
Its probably still somewhere in the background.

The cost of the new scoreboards is chump change compared to all the money the team has. Id say that the new boards are not a very strong indicator of whether a new stadium is built or not.

The state of the Washington Redskins right now is not very good. Its a mess. Everyone hates the owner Daniel Snyder. I think he knew that he had to step it up in order to get some fans back on his side.

Hence, new scoreboards.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 02:42 AM   #89
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Yes! New scoreboards are in!

http://www.hogshaven.com/2010/6/28/1...d-video-boards

First, the old scoreboard for comparison...

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And the new set...





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Party decks on the club level are almost complete (Dark red area above scoreboard). They removed multiple sections of club seating and replaced them with a terrace-like area with a area to place drinks/food etc.





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I don't see anything redeeming about this stadium. Maybe my least favorite in the NFL besides the Bay Area ones.
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Why is this place so damn big. The largest NFL stadium has to go to the Skins?
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Why is this place so damn big. The largest NFL stadium has to go to the Skins?
Cause the Redskins are an extremely popular team around DC.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 07:46 AM   #94
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I don't see anything redeeming about this stadium. Maybe my least favorite in the NFL besides the Bay Area ones.
I used to think the same way, but maybe, just maybe, things are turning around. If Dan Snyder decides to renovate the top and bottom level concourses, then I would be sold on FedEx Field. The new club level seating is a definite plus, but more is needed.

There are a lot of rumors floating around as to what Snyder might do.
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Please tell me they're replacing those yellow seats.
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The new screens help the stadium tremendously, and the party decks are a nice addition as well. Like others have said, it does come off as less than redeeming but it doesn't seem like a totally lost cause. The bowl itself isn't bad and it probably wouldn't be terribly difficult to renovate the surrounding elements of the facility. The only question would be how much is worth pursuing (as well as how much should be spent) before it becomes time to question whether its just a better idea to spend the money on a new stadium entirely. At least given the price for a new stadium these days that threshold can be fairly high before it becomes pointless.
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Please tell me they're replacing those yellow seats.
No. Yellow seats are a holdover from RFK. Thankfully, the yellow seats will stay.
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I wish they'd replace the red seats on the 2nd tier with yellow so you'd get the nice red-yellow-red tier effect similar to many other US stadiums.
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Just an example of big game atmosphere at FedEx.

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Just an example of big game atmosphere at FedEx.

College atmosphere vs NFL atmosphere. Big Difference, regardless of venue.
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