Under normal circumstances, mid May could be too early to think about lining up tickets for an August NFL preseason game. But if that is your normal thought process you might want to reconsider this year.
On Saturday, August 25 the Redskins will take on the Colts in the third preseason game. It will be the FedEx Field debut of Robert Griffin III as the Redskins quarterback. You’re not likely to be cheated, either, as starting quarterbacks (period, as Mike Shanahan said) usually play well into the third quarter of the third preseason games. Throw in the fact that Andrew Luck, who beat out Griffin for the No. 1 overall pick in the draft after losing out to RG3 for the Heisman Trophy, will play about the same amount for the Colts and you have the potential for a pretty entertaining Saturday afternoon.
I cruised by a site that aggregates the seats available from the major online ticket dealers and found that some good seats are available for a well under face value. There are some in Section 218, in the lower bowl just about at the goal line, for $35 each. There is a bunch in Section 224, on about the 20 yard line, starting at $34. If you want sit on the 50, you can do that way high up in Section 401 for $38.
If you’re around the DMV, there’s not much else to do on an August afternoon (yes, it’s a 4:00 start, rare for a preseason game) so look in to seeing RG3 hit FedEx for the first time.
(Unlike some other sites, by the way, there is no financial interest here in point out these tickets to you, just something I found that I thought I’d pass along.)