With the NFL’s schedule release next week, the Washington Football Team made official its intention to welcome back fans to FedExField for the 2021 season at full capacity. The Team will continue to deploy safety and public health measures at FedExField, building upon its successful approaches in 2020 and during recent events.
“As we have always said, the safety of our fans, employees, coaching staff and players is our top priority. We take our responsibility to create a safe return for fans very seriously, and we do so with the confidence and collaboration of our state and local public health authorities with whom we stay in constant contact to assure proper protocols are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Washington Football Team President Jason Wright.
Currently, the state of Maryland permits outdoor venues to operate at 50% capacity, and the Washington Football Team has recently held events at FedExField, including operating as a voting site for the Peruvian elections, the team’s 2021 NFL Draft Night party, and Catholic University’s graduation ceremony this upcoming weekend.
These events, in coordination with Prince George’s County local authorities, have adhered to strict COVID-19 protocols, including requiring all attendees to wear masks and socially distance from others. With rising vaccination rates and a decrease in COVID-19 infections throughout the region, the Team will maintain protocols to ensure a safe environment for fans.
“I am hopeful that we can all come back to FedExField in the fall and watch our defending NFC East Champions make another playoff run. And just like the players on the field, we must all continue to work as a team off the field to make sure all of our neighbors and loved ones get vaccinated,” said Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks.
“Maryland continues to make steady progress on our health and economic recovery and working with the Washington Football Team to get fans safely back to FedExField is an important part of that process,” said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. “To help make that possible, I continue to encourage all eligible Marylanders who have not yet been vaccinated to go out and get your shot at one of the more than 3,000 points of distribution across our state.”
“Following the 2020 season, our organization was praised for its infection control approaches, and we now endeavor to build on this track record by providing a safe and fun 2021 gameday experience for our fans, the best in all of football.” Wright said.