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We’ve known for weeks that the Redskins were removing thousands of seats from the top of the 400-level at FedEx Field. And we’ve seen aerial views that showed just how many seats from how many sections had been disappeared.

[One thing RGIII needs to improve to be a successful QB]

But Tuesday night’s Chelsea-Barcelona exhibition gave us a first look at how the stadium should actually look when the season begins. As you can see, the empty seats have been replaced with some sort of big boxy frames, which are covered with some sort of fabric in the familiar colors of FedEx. There are worse ways to cover empty seats in stadiums.

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And if the empties keep creeping lower and lower down the 400-level section, these structures should be fairly easy to expand.

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Here are a bunch more images of the new stadium, as seen on social media sites.

Cheers @Chelseafc @fcBarcelona ready for a great game with my @guinnessireland

A photo posted by @davidmorrow95 on

Walking around the stadium.. Finally more people showing up #ChelseaFC

A photo posted by Juan Cuadros (@juanitoperu) on

What a beaut. Barcelona v Chelsea #barca#chelseascum

A photo posted by Daniela (@forzadaniela9) on

A photo posted by Anki (@ankiii27) on