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Postby SkinsJock » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:13 pm

:shock: you do understand that Dan Snyder owns the Redskins AND the stadium they play in .... right

FedEx paid Dan Snyder a small sum to be able to 'name' the stadium FedEx field

there are many companies that have these deals called "stadium naming rights" :lol:
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Postby Countertrey » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:23 pm

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Man, wish I was there, looked like the place was bouncing!!! RFK style...

Must have been a great night...
No.

There was never any Blue at RFK. There was plenty yesterday at FedEx.


Really? Never any blue at RFK...?!?

So what's changed...? Do we have less support than before or do people travel to games more now or something...


He exaggerates (a little) but there are roughly 30,000 more seats now and there was no stubhub or craigslist back then.


Nevermind that the only way to get tickets was to sell your kids...

The REALITY was that RFK was a VERY hostile place to opponents. FedEx simply is not. Part of it relates to the way they are built. Like Seattle, RFK retained and amplified sound... and the end zone seats, when things really got cooking, were as good as any amusement park ride.

Opponents detested playing in RFK... FedEx... not so much. Maybe it will change... but it will NEVER be as noisy as RFK.
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Postby Kilmer72 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:24 pm

SkinsJock wrote::shock: you do understand that Dan Snyder owns the Redskins AND the stadium they play in .... right

FedEx paid Dan Snyder a small sum to be able to 'name' the stadium FedEx field

there are many companies that have these deals called "stadium naming rights" :lol:



No I didn't know that. I thought he was stretched thin and sold. Thanks.

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Postby SkinsJock » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:51 am

Kilmer72 wrote:
SkinsJock wrote::shock: you do understand that Dan Snyder owns the Redskins AND the stadium they play in .... right

FedEx paid Dan Snyder a small sum to be able to 'name' the stadium FedEx field

there are many companies that have these deals called "stadium naming rights" :lol:



No I didn't know that. I thought he was stretched thin and sold. Thanks.


ne worries - one might say that "Danny has done well" financially with the Redskins ...

I think the purchase price was around $600M and it included the stadium and all the VA practice facilities

at that time, there were at least 1 maybe 2 partners that made it all possible for the (I think) 34 year old to basically take over the franchise from JKC's family

the Redskins now belong to Snyder and their approx. worth is $1.3B ... and growing
The Redskins need to have a plan for how to put a product on the field that will be consistently competitive and they need to stick with that plan - it's taken years to become as bad as we are and it will be years getting out of it

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Postby SouthLondonRedskin » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:07 am

Countertrey wrote:
DarthMonk wrote:
SouthLondonRedskin wrote:
Countertrey wrote:
SouthLondonRedskin wrote:
Man, wish I was there, looked like the place was bouncing!!! RFK style...

Must have been a great night...
No.

There was never any Blue at RFK. There was plenty yesterday at FedEx.


Really? Never any blue at RFK...?!?

So what's changed...? Do we have less support than before or do people travel to games more now or something...


He exaggerates (a little) but there are roughly 30,000 more seats now and there was no stubhub or craigslist back then.


Nevermind that the only way to get tickets was to sell your kids...

The REALITY was that RFK was a VERY hostile place to opponents. FedEx simply is not. Part of it relates to the way they are built. Like Seattle, RFK retained and amplified sound... and the end zone seats, when things really got cooking, were as good as any amusement park ride.

Opponents detested playing in RFK... FedEx... not so much. Maybe it will change... but it will NEVER be as noisy as RFK.


That's such a shame. I'll never see the Redskins at RFK....

Don't DC United play their games there...? I really want to go, just to imagine what it was like back then...

I did visit RFK as a kid but it was in the Summer, so had a little look round and bought some bits from the shop but obviously no game day experience.

:cry:

It's like that over here now as well, all the new soccer stadiums are generally souless and uninspiring, the best grounds to visit for atmosphere are the real old ones, like Everton's or West Ham's, that retain a sense of history.
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Postby langleyparkjoe » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:07 am

there may have been blue at fedex but the ratio was still ridiculously more burgundy by a whole lot. we had that blicky rockin mond. night. only game i remember like that was the freeze game vs chicago some years back but this had it beat by far.
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Postby langleyparkjoe » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:11 am

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