Redskins hosting all-day tailgate on Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - This year is the first year that the Washington Redskins will host a Thanksgiving game in Washington.

To celebrate Thanksgiving and the game, the Washington team haS decided to open FedExField parking lots at 12 p.m.

Even though kickoff for the game isn’t scheduled until 8:30 p.m., fans are encouraged to come and celebrate the holiday with other fans.

Large HD video boards will be throughout the parking lots for fans to view the 12:30 and 4:30 games.

Exclusively for all season ticket holders, there will be a private party in the Bud Light Party Pavilion, where they will have the opportunity to wiN Super Bowl LII tickets.

Also in the Bud Light Party Pavilion will be a performance by D.C.’s all-90’s band, White Ford Bronco. They will go on at 5:30 p.m., and this is open to all guests with a game ticket.

Before the game, fans will be able to enter the “HTTR Tailgate Contest". This is for Redskins fans who believe they have the best tailgate on game day.

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The winner will receive a grand prize of two tickets to Super Bowl LII in Minnesota. Fans can enter at www.redskins.com/HTTRtailgate

In addition to all the game day entertainment, the Redskins Charitable Foundation is hosting a “Virtual Food Drive”, which is funded through the game day 50/50 raffle.

All proceeds will go to support the Capital Area Food Bank’s programs in Prince George’s County including the Community Marketplace, a monthly farmer’s market-inspired food distribution center which delivers fresh, seasonal produce at no cost to more than 300 households with need.

The raffle tickets can be purchased in the parking lots or at kiosks in the stadium to support the Virtual Food Drive and for the chance to take home half the jackpot.

More information regarding all Thanksgiving game activations can be found at www.redskins.com/thanksgiving.

 

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