For Immediate Release
March 8, 2010
FEDEXFIELD TO HOST MARYLAND-NOTRE DAME IN 2011
LANDOVER, MD. – FedExField, the home of the Washington Redskins, will be the site when the University of Notre Dame hosts the University of Maryland on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.
“It is a privilege for FedExField to host of one of the most storied programs in college football history and match it against a university with a strong and successful local following,” Washington Redskins Chief Marketing Officer Mitch Gershman said. “This game will be an exciting event for our region as all eyes will be on FedExField. We couldn’t have done this without the help of Prince George’s County officials, who have supported us fully in our effort to continue to have exciting events at FedExField.”
The game will mark the second matchup between two of college football’s 40 all-time winningest programs. Their previous meeting came on Aug. 31, 2002, at Giants Stadium, with the Fighting Irish defeating the Terps, 22-0. in the Kickoff Classic.
This will be Notre Dame’s second trip to FedExField. The Fighting Irish defeated Navy 30-0 on Nov. 14, 1998.
Information on tickets sales and kickoff time will be released at a later date.
FedExField will also host
Virginia Tech vs. Boise State on Sept. 6, 2010,
Penn State vs. Indiana on Nov. 20, 2010,
Notre Dame vs. Maryland on Nov. 12, 2011
the 112th Army-Navy Game on Dec. 10, 2011 and
Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati in 2012.
For Immediate Release
September 23, 2010
FEDEXFIELD ADDS TWO HIGH-PROFILE
COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES TO SCHEDULE
LANDOVER, Md. – FedExField, home of the Washington Redskins, announced today that it has added two more exciting college football games to its already unmatched slate. Brigham Young and West Virginia will play on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, and Maryland will host Texas on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.
The BYU-WVU game will mark the first meeting between the schools’ football programs. Texas holds a 3-0 series advantage over Maryland. The last meeting between the programs was in the 1978 Sun Bowl.
“We are pleased to host these matchups at FedExField,” Redskins Chief Marketing Officer Mitch Gershman said. “We strive to bring a number of high-profile sporting and entertainment events to FedExField as a benefit to our season ticketholders and the rest of the metropolitan area, and these games are great examples.”
Redskins’ premium season ticketholders enjoy a right of first refusal for tickets to events held at FedExField. Information on tickets sales and kickoff time will be released at a later date.
Texas and BYU are two of only five programs nationally to win 10 or more games each of the past four seasons. From 2006 through 2009 BYU compiled a record of 43-9, while Texas has gone 45-8 over that same time span, including a National Championship Game berth this past January.
West Virginia has been one of the elite programs in the nation this decade, winning eight or more games for eight straight years, receiving AP Top 25 billing for the past five years, including three in the Top 10 finishes, and earning eight straight bowl trips. Maryland has been in a bowl game six of the last nine years.
FedExField will also host other high-profile college football games such as Penn State vs. Indiana on Nov. 20, 2010; Notre Dame vs. Maryland on Nov. 12, 2011; the 112th Army-Navy Game on Dec. 10, 2011; and Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati in 2012.
Earlier this season FedExField hosted the nationally-televised game between No. 3 Boise State and No. 10 Virginia Tech.
For Immediate Release
Dec. 8, 2011
INCREASED SECURITY TO BE IMPLEMENTED AT ARMY-NAVY
ASHBURN, Va. – Fans attending the Army-Navy game at FedExField on Saturday, Dec. 10 are encouraged to arrive early to allow ample time to get through security due to high profile dignitaries attending the game.
Increased security will be at all gates and may result in a longer entry process, so fans are encouraged to allow plenty of time to get into the stadium. Parking lots will be open at 8:30 a.m. and stadium gates will open at 9:30 a.m.
All fans will be screened before entering the stadium. FedExField’s security lines will be similar to those at the airport. Fans will need to remove all metal objects that may set off the metal-detectors such as keys, change and cell phones. Security lines are expected to be long; fans are advised to plan accordingly.
Army-Navy event timeline:
- Parking lots open at 8:30 a.m.
- Gates open at 9:30 a.m.
- Army is scheduled to march on the field at 11:24 a.m.
- Navy is scheduled to march on the field at 12:04 p.m.
- Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m.
Parking is included with the purchase of an Army-Navy ticket for regular sized vehicles. Tailgating is permitted at fans’ cars, but not permitted in empty parking spaces or driving lanes. Passes may be purchased for limo and RV lots by calling 301-276-6050. There is no charge for bus parking.
Please review the Army-Navy Parking Guide for more information regarding driving directions and preferred routes (http://tinyurl.com/Army-NavyParking). Any questions regarding Army-Navy security should be directed to Angela Alfano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-447-5629.