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Redskins take steps to improve FedEx Field


The bad news is that the Redskins won’t be replacing the playing surface at FedEx Field with FieldTurf or some other synthetic option. The good news is that they’ll take meaningful steps to improve it.

ESPN 980 reports, via, that the field has undergone a “major renovation” that includes an improved drainage system. Also, the middle of the field will be re-sodded after the Redskins host the Chargers on November 4.

Eighteen days later, the Redskins play two prime-time games in six games at FedEx Field.

“Once the [2013] schedule comes out, our people are ready to commit to a schedule so we have some new sod for the end of the year,” G.M. Bruce Allen previously vowed. “We think that is going to address the playing field in December and hopefully January.”

January gave the Redskins the biggest problem in 2012, when it appeared that the grounds crew simply painted the dirt green.