FedExField (originally Jack Kent Cooke Stadium) is a football stadium located in an unincorporated area near the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, near the site of the old Capital Centre (later called USAir Arena). FedExField is the home of the Washington Redskins football team. With seating for 82,000, FedEx Field is now the second largest venue in the NFL in terms of regular capacity. Up until 2010, FedEx Field held 91,704 patrons and was the largest venue in the league.
FedEx Field was built as a replacement for the Redskins' prior venue, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C. In 1994, Jack Kent Cooke sought to build a new stadium on the grounds adjacent to Laurel Park Racecourse along Whiskey Bottom and Brock Bridge roads. Lack of parking facilities and support prompted a second site selection.