FedEx drops name off Commanders’ Landover stadium, ending its naming rights agreement early

FedEx drops name off Commanders’ Landover stadium, ending its naming rights agreement early

De’Aaron Fox

Following the announcement that the stadium would be renamed, the FedEx Field sign is seen on Feb. 28, 2024. (WTOP/José Umaña)

The Washington Commanders’ stadium will be getting a new name after more than two decades of being known as FedEx Field. The package delivery company is ending its sponsorship of the stadium two years early.

The team tells WTOP that for now the stadium will be called Commanders Field while the Commanders look to secure a new naming rights partner.

FedEx said in a statement to WTOP it is focusing on “broader NFL sponsorship and opportunities” and giving up the naming rights to the Prince George’s County stadium.

“We continuously review our marketing programs to ensure our investments are aligned with our evolving business objectives,” the statement said. “We believe the future is bright for the Washington Commanders, and we look forward to watching the team evolve under their new ownership.”

FedEx had the naming rights to the stadium where the football team plays through 2025. It paid the team $205 million in 1999 for the naming rights, changing its name from Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.

The Commanders thanked the delivery company for “its longstanding naming rights sponsorship and their
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