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Old 01-10-2013, 01:47 PM   #106
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... because he wants out of FedEx and into a new domed stadium as soon as he can the the taxpayers of DC or VA to build him one.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:57 PM   #107
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:47 PM   #108
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I actually loved seeing that pig style playing surface at Fed Ex Field. It's pretty obvious that the people who are charged to keep the football field in decent shape failed to do just that.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:34 PM   #109
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Seahawk player Michael Robinson shows FedEx field before the game | Sports Top Stories - Seattle's live and local sports station

There's a video in that article that Michael Robinson (Seahawks FB) took, that shows the field pre-game. In case you couldn't tell from the tv broadcast, this video confirms how atrocious it looks. It looks like a patchy grass/dirt field from an abandoned lot or something lol. Absolutely no way it doesn't get fixed by next year.
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Does anyone know how much artificial turf / other options cost? Would it be a one-time investment, or does it get torn up / need replacement with wear/tear?

Just wondering how cheap our billionaire owner is being. Seems like he's always been willing to spend millions on players, and surprised that we've been cheap on something like this. I guess replacing the turf doesn't yield a financial benefit for him..
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:55 PM   #110
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I don't recall having these bad field conditions in the past. With a natural turf sometimes it just happens. Might not have had time to put down new turf and even if you get down new sod if it rains sod can be even worse then what they had.
We don't play at home in January all that often
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:09 AM   #111
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I don't think Snyder is being cheap, it's just that the field with all its additional events now goes through more wear and tear and that needs to be accounted for
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Personally I dont think DS will put $1 more into that place than he thinks is absolutely necessary because he wants out of FedEx and into a new domed stadium as soon as he can the the taxpayers of DC or VA to build him one.
That doesn't seem to coincide with the money he put into upgrading the jumbotrons, installing party decks, etc...

The field is just used a lot more than other football fields around the league, and I'm sure Snyder now sees that because of the wear and tear, it's just not going to hold up to that much use all year long.

But, I hope he does strongly consider building in VA (even though I'm now a NC resident) because it would be a bit easier for me and a bit closer for me to get to games in NoVa as opposed to MD.
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I don't think Snyder is being cheap, it's just that the field with all its additional events now goes through more wear and tear and that needs to be accounted for

If he wants to continue hosting other events, he needs to change the surface. No way he'll give up that cash to keep the field solely for game events during the season. Hell, our stadium here at ECU has awesome grass on it during season and looks good even at the last game of the season. They could do it, but they have to choose whether they want a good safe playing surface or cash to line their pockets.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:52 AM   #114
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I don't think Snyder is being cheap, it's just that the field with all its additional events now goes through more wear and tear and that needs to be accounted for
You would think that would be something he would take into account when the management at Fed Ex field hosted all those events. It seems like pretty common sense.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:48 AM   #115
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How does our field compare to the ravens? I think they have quite a few events also?
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As much as I love the fact that we play in grass, it would seem to me with the type of speed we have on our team transitioning to field turf would play our team's advantage.
I couldn't imagine the Redskins ever having a homefield with artificial turf.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:56 AM   #117
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I couldn't imagine the Redskins ever having a homefield with artificial turf.
Why not? We are the only team in the division with a grass field, the only outdoor stadium in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic with a grass field (I think NE has field turf, if not they would be the only other one) so it makes sense.

The only other teams east of the Mississippi and north of Florida with grass fields are Cleveland and Carolina if I'm not mistaken. From a quality of play standpoint it makes sense to go to Field Turf.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:10 PM   #118
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if we get artificial turf, i hope it's white, w burgundy lines, and out of bounds marked w gold.

also, a giant blue crab for the midfield logo
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That doesn't seem to coincide with the money he put into upgrading the jumbotrons, installing party decks, etc...

The field is just used a lot more than other football fields around the league, and I'm sure Snyder now sees that because of the wear and tear, it's just not going to hold up to that much use all year long.

But, I hope he does strongly consider building in VA (even though I'm now a NC resident) because it would be a bit easier for me and a bit closer for me to get to games in NoVa as opposed to MD.
The party decks were more about removing seats than upgrading the stadium.

I guess I dont think the field is used more than others. College teams play there maybe once a year and there's only an occasional soccer game and/or concert. Bottom line is the field isnt used that much.

From what I have been hearing he really wants the team back in DC but once again DC city council is screwing it up.
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The party decks were more about removing seats than upgrading the stadium.

I guess I dont think the field is used more than others. College teams play there maybe once a year and there's only an occasional soccer game and/or concert. Bottom line is the field isnt used that much.

From what I have been hearing he really wants the team back in DC but once again DC city council is screwing it up.
With this mayor insisting on a name change, I doubt Snyder's going to move the team back to D.C. unless the council caves, which I feel would happen before Snyder caved into the demands to change the name.
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