FedEx Field

We spent this past Sunday afternoon wet, cold, but excited at FedEx Field. The Redskins played our Green Bay Packers, and although the Pack lost, it was awesome to take our little man to his first game.

Some things to know if you take the trip up:
01. The NFL has outlawed all containers. This includes bottles. (Let's talk about how unfair this is to formula feeding moms... it makes me super unhappy.) It also includes diaper bags and sippy cups. You are allowed to bring in a clear bag- which the NFL "conveniently" sells, or you can do what we did and use a gallon size ziplock bag. It's cheap and it keeps the rain out. Just keep in mind, the NFL isn't the family friendly MLB, so be sure to take all snacks and liquids out. You also can't bring in a stroller to check anywhere.

02. Two and under are free. Once you enter, head to guest services to receive your lap pass for your little one. It's pretty painless. They also have wrist bands for kids of all ages to write their section and seat numbers in case they get lost.


03. It can get loud. We brought R's headphones just in case, but we ended up not needing them. Because it rained literally the entire time (drive up, tailgate, AND the game), the game wasn't crowded. But if your little one is sensitive to noise or you go to a rivalry game, you might want to bring them.

04. If you've got a kid who likes video games, check out the EA Sports Players Lounge on the club level. They have screens with Madden free and open for people to play. It's also inside and covered.


05. Family changing rooms are located near gates A and E on all levels.

06. If you're not drinking, sign up for the Good Sport program at Guest Relations. This will enter you to win prizes for being the designated driver. If you're just drinking soda, it might be more cost effective for your family to grab a bottomless soda at the concessions, rather than paying the $6.00 per soda. This is $10.00 for the game.

We had a great time. We talked to lots of cool people, and R shouted a whole lot of "Go Pack Go!". It makes me sad to know that neither of his grandfathers, who were both big sports fans, got to go with him, but I love knowing that he had a good time at the game. The Skin's apparently have some connection with choo-choo trains, because every ten minutes they seem to blow a train whistle, which was likely R's favorite part of the day! All that going on, and the train whistle still wins. Oh well!


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