Redskins offering single-game ticket sales to fans
Photo: Washington Redskins Fans (image credit: Keith Allison)
Starting a new chapter in the 2018 season in Landover, the Washington Redskins of the National Football League are selling single-game tickets to fans for the first time in recent years. Instead of being on the Redskins Season Ticket Member waiting list, the franchise sent an email to fans on the subscriber list and offered them the option to purchase tickets to all eight regular season home games at FedEx Field this season.
The Redskins have acknowledged in the past that, according to the Washington Post, between 90,000 and 200,000 fans, who sought to purchase tickets, had been placed on the waiting list over the years. As the waiting lists have grown longer after all these years, the team announced in June that the season ticket waiting list is no longer available anymore.
“Our goal is to serve our fans in a first-class manner each and every day by putting them at the center of every decision we make. It begins with listening to them and continually cultivating and improving their experience throughout the year,” Brain Lafemina, the President of Business Operations and Chief Operating Officer, said in a statement. “We’re excited to provide all Redskins fans with immediate access to Season Ticket, which help us create the best home-field advantage in the NFL.”
The average of Redskins’ attendance was 88 percent, which ended up the fourth-worst attendance in the NFL, according to a report.
In efforts to improve attendance, the Redskins are attempting to enhance the fan experience by offering fans season ticket memberships and discounts when purchasing reduced price food items. For fans to buy and order items at any concession stand, the team will be able to scan their mobile or paper tickets. The percentage of discounts on all food items ranges from 20 percent to 50 percent.
The franchise also expands service offerings for new ticket holders, including NFL RedZone and Game Pass access and invitations to offseason events.
The Redskins are scheduled to play their first regular-season home game against the Indianapolis Colts at the 91,000-seat stadium on September 16. As of last Monday morning, the price for a single-game ticket to Redskins’ home opener ranged from $80 to $649. Single-game tickets are available at secondary ticket markets, including StubHub and Ticketmaster.
Forbes Magazine listed the Redskins the fourth most valuable team in the NFL with $3.1 billion.