Sponsor FedEx asks Redskins to change their name
WASHINGTON — The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins’ stadium wants the NFL team to change its name.
In a statement Thursday, FedEx said: “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“
The company paid the team $205 million in 1999 for the naming rights to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.
In addition to the stadium name and sponsorship agreement, FedEx CEO Frederik Smith is a minority owner.
Majority owner Daniel Snyder has shown no indications he’ll change the name since buying the team in 1999.