Redskins increase security at FedEx Field for Sept. 11 anniversary

Washington Redskins officials are encouraging fans to arrive early for Sunday's season opener to allow for extra time entering FedEx Field.

With the game taking place on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and at the Pentagon, security will be heightened.

Among the extra security measures that will be in place, additional pat-downs are expected to be performed.

Kickoff is set for 4:15 p.m., but officials are recommending that fans find their seats an hour early to view a collection of onfield and video tributes. Former secretary of state Colin Powell will serve as honorary captain during the pregame coin toss, and family members of victims of the attacks on the Pentagon will be in attendance.

— Over at Dr. Gridlock, you’ll find some advice on making it a smooth trip to Landover by road or rail.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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