Redskins’ 2013 Season Opener

Fans who arrive at the stadium early—this is about an hour before kickoff—get to watch the teams warm up on the field. Photograph by Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The ESPN on-field anchor booth on the home team side of the stadium near the 30-yard line. Photograph by Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The most people on the field pregame crowded around the ESPN anchor booth. Photograph by Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

A field view of the seats directly behind the goal posts. The barrier wall is surprisingly short compared with how it appears on TV. Photograph by Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

RG3’s knee wasn’t the only Redskins asset that got rehabbed over the summer. The grass of the FedEx Field also was restored to good health. Photograph by Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The most popular logo wear, by far, is any attire that references Robert Griffin III, even on the littlest fans. Photograph by Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Redskins general manager Bruce Allen, on the right, bounded around the sidelines, shaking hands and greeting pals. Photograph by Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

At the other end of the field from the ESPN anchor booth was a general media mosh pit where local TV reporters did their thing. Photograph by Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Security was everywhere at FedEx Field. Unlike these police officers, a lot of it is not highly visible. Photograph by Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The corridor outside Dan Snyder’s owners suite. Originally it was one especially large suite for then-owner Jack Kent Cooke. When Snyder bought the Redskins, and FedEx founder Fred Smith became a minority owner (with field naming rights), they split the suite in half. Photograph by Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

A pregame rendition of “Hail to the Redskins” on the field from the Washington Redskins Marching Band. Photograph by Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Between possessions, Robert Griffin III, number 10, on the bench talking plays with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (in white). Photograph by Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Proof that a beer costs $9.50. Photograph by Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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