Why FedEx is still very present around Commanders Field, even after end of naming-rights deal

When FedEx Corp. confirmed in February it had decided to cut short its naming rights deal for the Washington Commanders’ stadium, the team was quick to strip the shipping giant’s moniker from the 63,000-seat Landover venue. 

Until a deal is signed with a new sponsor, the team will play at Commanders Field.

Located on FedEx Way.

Yes, if you want to send a piece of mail to Commanders Field, you’ll have to send it to 1600 FedEx Way. If you plan to attend the upcoming Kenny Chesney concert on May 25 or the U.S. men’s national soccer team’s scheduled friendly against the Colombia national team on June 8, your GPS will direct you to 1600 FedEx Way.

That’s the name of the public road that rings the venue and the formal address of the stadium itself, and has been since roughly 2001, when it was changed from Raljon Road — so named for Ralph and John Kent Cooke, sons of one-time team owner and stadium developer Jack Kent Cooke.

The Ashburn-based franchise has not yet taken the…

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