- Address: 1600 FedEx Way, Landover
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 67,000
- Opened: 14 September 1997
- Main use: American football
- Tenants: Washington Commanders (American football)
Extra stadium info – FedExField
The construction costs of the stadium were $250 million. It opened as the Jack Kent Cooke Stadium with a capacity of 80,000. It is known as a venue for several events, like American football, concerts, football and rugby union. The first-ever rugby union match at the stadium took place in 2021. 39,000 spectators attended the game between the national rugby union teams of New Zealand and the United States. New Zealand, nicknamed All Blacks, won the match. They won the inaugural edition of the Rugby World Cup after defeating the French Republic.
Football at the FedExField
In 2011, the English side Manchester United defeated the Spanish side FC Barcelona at the FedExField. Both clubs won world championship titles. 81,000 people attended the game between the English club and the Spanish club. It was a record crowd for a football match in Maryland. In 2014, the venue hosted its first-ever Major League Soccer match. The game between DC United and the Columbus Crew ended in a 0-0 draw. DC United also played against Real Madrid, the first sports club with 100 million followers on its main social media page, at the FedExField. 72,000 fans showed up for the game. Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín scored twice for Real Madrid and Arjen Robben scored once for the Spanish club.
The Washington Commanders
The Washington Commanders, formerly known as the Washington Redskins, have been tenants of the stadium since 1997. The NFL club is among the first American football teams with 1 million followers on its main social media page. The FedExField opened with an American football match between the club which is currently known as the Washington Commanders and the Arizona Cardinals. 78,000 people attended the game, which was won 19-13 by the home side. The Commanders won several Super Bowl titles. They won their first-ever Super Bowl in 1983 after beating the Miami Dolphins.