The Washington Redskins are the home team of the nation's capital, and their many storied rivalries make for a competitive and passionate fanbase in Washington, D.C. With the capacity to host 82,000 guests, FedEx Field is the home of the Washington Redskins. In the past, the stadium had the ability to hold 91,000 fans. Game days are full of events and tailgates to attend, while non-game days offer the opportunity to see go sightseeing.
FedEx field welcomes all who want to tailgate, and there are spots for RV tailgaters to park their vehicles, which is not offered at every NFL stadium. Inside the stadium, there are plenty of delicious food options to try, as well as merchandise stores, and much more. With affordable tickets, parking, and concessions, it’s a great idea to bring the whole family to FedEx Field.
Unlike most NFL stadiums, FedEx Field allows tailgating at all of its parking lots. However, for the best RV tailgating spot, park over the RedZone Lot, which opens a full five hours before the game. Parking tickets for RVs can be purchased ahead of time, but it’s often possible to find a spot on game day.
While in the Washington D.C. area, travelers can explore the nation's history at the National Mall and Memorial Parks, the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress, and dozens of other locations. Pack up your campervan and head to the Washington D.C. area for Redskins tailgating and time with family in the historic region.
Tickets to see the Washington Redskins fall within a middle ground, they are generally neither cheap nor expensive. The most affordable tickets range between $70 and $150, but it can vary depending on the opponent. Premium seating is more expensive by default, so expect to pay between $150 to $500. Once your game tickets are booked, you can make it easier on yourself and purchase parking ahead of time.
FedEx Field is near several throughways, which should make it easier for drivers to arrive from any destination. The stadium, however, is not located in Washington, D.C., but Landover, Maryland. While staying in Washington D.C. may not be an option, the district is about 10 miles from the stadium, which can make for a wonderful addition to your RV trip.
There are a few reserved parking lots at FedEx Field, but you don’t need to be a season pass-holder to find parking here. FedEx Field does sell parking tickets in advance. If you want to park your RV for the day, there is an RV lot. Tailgating is allowed at every parking lot, but the RedZone Lot is where the party is at for Washington Redskins games.
If you want to leave your RV elsewhere and save money on parking, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has your back. Take either the blue or silver line and get off at the Morgan Boulevard Metro Station; the stadium is less than a mile away walking-distance. Use the Ride Share Lot if getting dropped off by a ride-share vehicle.
While the stadium is pretty lax on tailgating, all parking lots close two hours after the game ends, so you’ll have to pack up and find a place to stay for the night. Luckily, there are nearby campgrounds in the surrounding areas. RV camping is not readily available within the District of Columbia, but travelers can look to Maryland for the best places to camp near D.C.
There are several RV campgrounds clustered to the south of Washington, D.C., and there are a few to the north between the city and Baltimore. The Washington DC/ Capitol KOA stands out for several reasons but mostly for its pool and Wi-Fi. They even provide a shuttle to the US Capitol Building, located within D.C.
There are stairways and escalators within the stadium, although most escalators are for guests with access to the club level. Guests with disabilities, along with one companion, can inquire about an elevator pass. For any questions regarding disabled access, speak with a stadium representative at the nearest guest service booth.
The fall season in this part of the country is cold, but not always freezing. FedEx Field is open to the elements, and the weather can get cold during the NFL season. You may not need to wear multiple layers, but it’s good to prepare in the event that it snows or rains. Bring a warm, comfortable coat, and other accessories to protect your ears, hands, and mouth. Check the weather before leaving for the stadium.
If tailgating, prepare to have a good time and be comfortable tailgating near your camper. Bring a few nice chairs, a table, and, of course, your grill. It’s a good idea to have some trash bags on hand to make clean-up easier. Also, bring a couple of outdoor games to pass the time, such as corn hole or ladder ball. Don't forget to bring your burgundy and gold spirit gear for pre-game and game time cheering.
Even the most careful people will have an occasional accident. Stock up your RV with a first-aid kit, and make sure everyone is drinking within moderation. Everyone is there to have fun, but remember to follow tailgating rules and keep it family-friendly. When packing up your tailgate, extinguish all flames and dump the ashes at the nearby ash dumpster.
While grilling burgers and hotdogs is a time-honored tailgating tradition, it might be worth it to create a spread full of local favorites such as chicken wings with mumbo sauce, a Washington D.C. staple known for its distinct flavor and reddish-brown color. If you want to show off your grilling skills, stock up on groceries at one of the local supermarkets in Landover or on the outskirts of Washington D.C. At the end of the day, it’s all about having a good time and watching the Redskins play.
Landover is a small town with a small population, but there are plenty of dining options. Washington D.C. and other nearby towns will have even more dining options if you want to truly get a taste of the region. Some of the best restaurants in the area offer Indian, Italian, and Ethiopian cuisine, while there are other places with more traditional American bar food fare.
Each of the three levels at FedEx Field offers different concession stands, and each one has something different. You might want to save room during your tailgating festivities so you can check out some of these great options. You’ll easily find pizza, burgers, and hotdogs, but expect other options such as chicken and waffles, chili, BBQ sandwiches, roasted nuts, and more.
When going to the Redskins' Stadium, it’s best to leave any bags at your campsite or in your RV. If you must bring in any items too big for your pockets, make sure you bring them in a clear plastic bag. Per the NFL’s guidelines, stadium guests can only bring in clear plastic bags. A clear, gallon-sized food storage bag is a good alternative if you won’t want to purchase a clear plastic bag.
The winter months may not be brutal in the Washinton D.C. area, but it does snow. The average snowfall is often around 15 inches. Luckily, for NFL fans, snow typically begins to fall in earnest during January, with some light snow in mid-December. Check weather apps before heading to the stadium, and drive carefully.
There are a total of six first-aid stations located around FedEx Field. For any medical emergencies, speak to a member of the stadium’s staff, and ask for assistance. There is a hospital 12 minutes away by car if you need additional medical attention. Pharmacy services are available within the District of Columbia or in Landover, Maryland.