Correct me if I'm wrong on this, but if the stadium doesn't sell out, then they face the threat of local blackouts of the games. I always thought that's how it worked, unless the NFL has changed that rule recently. For 12 years, this team and its fan base have struggled, and it has no doubt affected ticket sales. Once upon a time, FedEx Field had 91,000 seats, and there were even whispers that a Super Bowl might be played in it one day. Since last year, 12,000 seats have been removed from FedEx Field and are being replaced by party decks. I can't help but wonder if the reason for that is because of the dwindling ticket sales. The front office would never admit if ticket sales were down so much that they were forced to remove seats from the stadium. Can you imagine how angry fans would become if they couldn't even watch the game at home?