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Washington to Host Fans at FedEx Field for Free ‘Friday Night Football' Practice

WFT to host fans at FedEx Field for 'Friday Night Football' originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Washington Football Team is hosting upward of 25,000 fans, free of charge, on August 6 at FedEx Field for the team's 'Friday Night Football' practice event.

The first 20,000 fans to claim their tickets will have the opportunity to sit in the lower bowl of the stadium and watch Washington practice. An additional 5,000 club level tickets are offered to season ticket members, suite holders, sponsors and other guests invited by the team.

"It’s exciting to be welcoming our fans back into FedExField for the first time this season," head coach Ron Rivera said in a statement.

“Washington fans are the most passionate in the NFL, and I know our players are going to feed off of their energy at practice. We can’t wait to embark on the 2021 season with the fans cheering us on at FedExField.”

'Friday Night Football' will be the first chance fans have the chance to see the team at FedEx Field this season. Fans will have the chance to see the team in Richmond, Va., beginning next week, as the club will host its first four training camp practices there before heading back to Ashburn.

The event will also be the first time Washington's players have the chance to practice on the new playing surface that was installed this summer, one that was designed to match the newly updated practice fields at the team's headquarters in Loudoun County.

According to the team's COVID-19 protocols, masks are optional for fans that are vaccinated but mandatory for those who are unvaccinated.

After having a limited number of fans at just one home game last fall, this event will be the first time several fans get to be at FedEx Field at once. All 32 NFL clubs will be at full capacity this fall.

“We’re so excited to welcome our fans back for this unique practice under the lights at FedExField,” president Jason Wright said in a statement.

“After a season unlike any other, it’s truly a privilege to share all of the new fan initiatives and an invigorated team with this many fans and Season Ticket members all together. There are so many reasons holding an event like this is important for our team and fan base, so we are looking forward to this being just the beginning of a great season for the team and our fans.” 

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