According to CNN Money, Fedex Field tops the list of most expensive NFL stadiums.
|“…as Redskins loyalists will soon discover, being a fan can be more expensive depending on where you live.” - CNN Money|
I’m not sure how they arrived at that figure, but using the same report, I came up with a total of $336.54.
Those numbers, of course, are based on the face value prices of the tickets and parking pass, which most of us don’t have access to, so if you plug in the resale costs, your total is suddenly $554.
The Washington Redskins is a team that…
So surely their ticket prices are among the most expensive on the secondary market, right?
Well that’s not the case at all.
While face value costs for Redskins tickets and Fedex Field parking passes are among the highest (4th & 3rd, respectively), that’s hardly the case when it comes to the secondary ticket market:
Prior to the start of the season, the Redskins average resale price of $168 was the fourteenth-highest, while their difference (over face value) of +40.56% ranked 22nd. Furthermore, the price ranks just 7th out of the 12 teams that made the playoffs in 2015, and 6 of the teams with higher prices weren’t nearly as successful last season (avg. 5.5 wins).
Ok, so it’s not a miracle, but perhaps God is a Redskins fan after all, because not only are ticket prices lower than you’d expect, it actually gets better.
1. Wait a few months to buy tickets. It’s common for ticket prices to drop as the season progresses, with team success (or lack of) & weather among the influencing factors.
The Redskins have had 4 losing seasons out of the past 6. In 2012 they finished 10-6, so the 24% increase is what you’d expect. In 2015 they were 9-7, but stood at 5-6 at the end of November. 2011 was an oddity, as prices increased, albeit slightly, despite a 5-11 record.
So it all makes sense, right? Well then, how do you explain this?
Not only do the Redskins have a winning record, as of this writing they have a 46% chance of qualifying for the post-season, and yet their secondary market ticket prices have dropped below face value.
2. Join the Hail BBQ Tailgate Party. What the “hail” is this? It’s called. “forget-everything-else-because-you-won’t-top-this”. The Hail BBQ Crew are “regular fans” that host an open tailgate buffet prior to every home game, free of charge. Too good to be true? Well, they do ask for a donation of $10-$20 per person, but even if you double that, it’s a bargain -- just check out this menu featuring Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers(!) & Dizzy Pig(!?!) for the 12/19/16 game vs. the Carolina Panthers.
3. Find alternate parking. You would think that $57.50 (face value, $73-$200 resale) for a parking pass is bad enough, but to add insult to well, insult, there’s a parking surcharge built in to the ticket price, whether you park at the stadium or not . Scr*w that - find much cheaper Fedex Field parking right here.
|Sep 10||Eagles||1:00 PM||Fedex Field|
|Sep 17||Rams||4:25 PM||LA Memorial Coliseum|
|Sep 24||Raiders||8:30 PM|
|Oct 2||Chiefs||8:30 PM||Arrowhead Stadium|
|Oct 15||49ers||1:00 PM|
|Oct 23||Eagles||8:30 PM||Lincoln Financial Field|
|Oct 29||Cowboys||4:25 PM|
|Nov 5||Seahawks||4:05 PM||CenturyLink Field|
|Nov 12||Vikings||1:00 PM|
|Nov 19||Saints||1:00 PM||Mercedes Benz Superdome|
|Nov 23||Giants||8:30 PM|
|Nov 30||Cowboys||8:25 PM||AT&T Stadium|
|Dec 10||Chargers||4:05 PM||StubHub Center|
|Dec 17||Cardinals||1:00 PM|
|Dec 24||Broncos||1:00 PM|
|Dec 31||Giants||1:00 PM||MetLife Stadium|
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