COMMANDERS DITCHING FED-EX AS SPONSOR, SPENDING $75M ON UPGRADES: VIP FIELD TUNNEL, SUITES!

By Lew Gould

The Commanders’ stadium naming rights deal with FedEx is ending earlier than expected.

The original $205 million agreement for the Landover, Md., stadium, set to conclude in 2026, is ending two years sooner, a Commanders spokesperson confirmed to The Athletic. The scenario, as first reported by The Washington Post, takes away roughly $15 million in revenue for the franchise and means the organization needs a new naming rights partner.

The news occurs as ownership, led by managing partner Josh Harris, seeks a new stadium to replace FedEx Field, which opened in 1997.

Exploration of potential sites in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia intensified following the franchise sale with former owner Dan Snyder last July.

The Commanders have announced new upgrades to FedEx Field, bringing stadium investments by new ownership to more than $75 million.

Some of the new features include a VIP field tunnel club, new suites, and improvements to elevators and escalators as well as water and mechanical systems.

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