Redskins take step back in attendance for Panthers
LANDOVER The Washington Redskins sold nearly 22,000 fewer seats for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers than the franchise did for their Week 3 win against Green Bay Packers.
The Redskins reported an attendance of 60,482 down from the team’s figure of 82,000 from Green Bay.
Sunday’s attendance falls closer to the team’s home opener against the Indianapolis Colts, in which the Redskins reported a figure of 57,013. That number officially snapped a 50-year sellout streak, which was once a source of pride for the franchise.
There were a noticeableamount of Panthers fans in the crowd at FedEx Field, but the Colts and Packers had a fair share of their fans represented, as well.
The bowl in Sunday’s game appeared to be more full than previous contests. The next two levels, however, featured a good number of empty seats.
According to ESPN, the Redskins have had an average capacity of 81.1 percent, which ranks 19th in the NFL. Last year, the Redskins had the sixth-best attendance, reporting an average attendance of 75,175.