Once hailed as a modern, cutting- edge facility despite its share of inconveniences, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium was abandoned by the Washington Redskins for a brand new, state-of-the-art stadium after the 1996 season. Over the years, as the team's fortunes have risen and fallen, on warm early September days and frigid, snowy December afternoons, RFK Stadium has been the one constant.
36,767 See Opener
In 1961, the Washington Redskins played their first-ever game at D.C. Stadium, as it was called at that time. It was against the New York Giants, and was witnessed by 36,767 fans. The Giants won, 24-21, but the game had a deeper meaning than one loss in a season. It was the beginning of an era for the city and its football team.
Through Eyes of Those At RFK
No story can be told better than by someone who was actually there. Read what some Redskin -- and even Cowboy -- greats had to say about their memories of RFK Stadium:
Baseball at RFK
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