FedExField approved as voting center for general election originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
While the Washington Football Team won't be welcoming fans inside FedExField for the 2020 NFL season, voters will be welcomed in the stadium for the upcoming general election.
The move comes after increased calls to vote and register to vote in both the NFL and NBA. With a greater focus on making the voting process as accessible as possible, the team was eager to do what they could to help.
"We're thrilled to be partnering with the County to provide a safe option for Prince George's County voters," Washington Football Team President Jason Wright said. "We will continue to work with the County to ensure that voting is accessible to all."
As the 41st voting center in the County, Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced the Board of Elections approved the measure on Monday.
The Washington Football Team won't have the only team in the area to open their gates to increase voter turnout. The Nationals announced last month its ballpark will be open to Washington D.C. residents.
All registered voters in PG County can come vote on the third-floor club level of the stadium on Nov. 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Unlike Nationals Park, however, FedExField won't be available for early voters from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2. The 11 early voting centers in the county can be found by clicking here.