1/22/2010

Redskins tell fans "The Future is Now"



Not only have the Redskins made significant changes to the front office with the firing of Vinny Cerrato and the hiring of Bruce Allen as GM before season end and to the coaching staff by hiring Mike Shanahan to be head coach, but the team is working to improve the game day experience at the stadium which was rated 28th out of 32 teams in 2007 by Sports Illustrated. The most significant upgrade is 'Punter-Proof' HD Video Boards Coming For the 2010 Season. The old Jumbotrons were so 20th century. They were in bad need of an upgrade.   There is a package of information and brochures that the Redskins are mailing out to season ticket holders this week. The "exciting season ticket membership enhancements" include


New HD Video Scoreboards: State-of-the-art HD picture perfect videoboards, 100 feet wide (three times wider than current screens), showing more and faster replays, out of town scores and fantasy stats. See enclosed brochure for details.



New Auto Seat Upgrade Technology: The Redskins implemented a major technology ticket system upgrade this past season including "Wireless Access Control" which helps fans get into FedEx Field faster than ever. Part of the technology platform also provides for a significantly streamlined seat upgrade process for season ticket holders. This system will ensure that more season ticket holders will automatically receive seat upgrades each and every year.


New Automated Parking and Traffic Management System: Designed to expedite travel time to and from the stadium.


College Football Games: FedEx Field is pleased to announce that it is hosting not one, but two major college football games in 2010: Virginia Tech vs. Boise State on October 2nd, and Penn State vs. Indiana on November 20th. You will have special priority, before tickets go on sale to the public, to secure some of the best seats for these games.


I'm curious how the new automated parking and traffic management system and the auto seat upgrade technology works. At least they are making an effort.