Spectator Sports in Bowie
FedEx Field. The perennially popular Redskins play football in the Maryland suburbs at this field that seats 79,000 and was built in 1997, making it one of the older stadiums in the NFL. Several restaurants overlook the field, and the stadium houses the Redskins Hall of Fame. A large installation of solar panels, including one shaped like a giant quarterback and dubbed "Solar Man," powers the lights. Outside of the football season, the field attracts big-name music acts and college sports. Parking is a hassle, so arrive several hours early if you don't want to miss the kickoff. 1600 FedexWay, Landover, MD, 20785. 301/276–6000. www.redskins.com/fedexfield. Morgan Boulevard.
Bowie Baysox. The Orioles Class AA farm team plays in a 10,000-seat stadium in suburban Prince George's County, Maryland, about 45 minutes by car from Washington via U.S. 50 East. The Baysox have several promotions throughout the season with giveaways and celebrity appearances. Prince George's Stadium, Ballpark Rd., off Crain Hwy. (U.S. 301), Bowie, MD, 20716. 301/805–6000. www.baysox.com. $7–$17.
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