A Guide to Getting Transportation to Washington Redskins Games
The Washington Redskins are part of the NFC East Division, and their home games are played at FedEx Field in Landover. New fans will need to get used to the different ways to get to the field, as well as seasoned fans who will most likely encounter something new on the way. One piece of advice that has always stood the test of time: Arrive early. Parking opens 4 hours before kickoff, and tailgating is allowed. Use a DC sedan service to make getting to and from the game easier.
Popular forms of transportation to Washington Redskins games include driving, public transit, and the Metro Weekend.
Late mornings, early afternoons and late afternoons are the worst times to drive in Landover, 2 hours before kickoff. Three interchanges; Landover Road, Central Avenue and Arena Drive offer access to FedEx Field. As the game nears kickoff, Landover Road and Arena Drive become congested making it almost impossible to maneuver by. Central Avenue, the most southern of the three exits is recommended to minimize traffic delays.
Drivers should also watch their speeds as there are several speed cameras along freeways and exit points. As the season progresses, drivers can take advantage of newer exit points linking Southeast Freeway and the D.C.295.
Morgan Boulevard Station is the nearest to FedEx Field. The stadium is about a mile north, and the walk is slightly uphill. Largo Town Station on the Blue Line is the second nearest. Make sure your paper Farecard or Smart Trip card is loaded with enough funds for a roundtrip so you won’t have to queue up to purchase your return trip.
Parking at garages and Metrorail lots is free during the weekend, except for the Center Stations at Largo Town. Drivers intending to park at those stations will need to pay $25, the card costs $5. Parking fees are in effect 3 hours before kickoff and 2 hours after full-time. Note that Metro does not permit tailgating in parking areas.
Metro Weekend Work
WMATA is currently in the process of upgrading the red line, which means that you can expect delays if you are taking the metro. Free shuttle buses are set to replace trains on the Red Line between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor for most weekends this summer. This means an hour or two will be added on a normal Sunday rail trip. If you are traveling through one of the affected stations during track maintenance, you are highly advised to make alternate plans to get to the game.
Other transport options for the Redskins games include taxis, car rentals, or various limousine services. These services cost more, and won’t redeem you from the traffic woes towards FedEx Field in Landover. However, they may be more convenient because you won’t need to worry about driving or parking yourself.