The Redskins announced Jan. 6 that the home attendance for the 2005 season at FedExField totaled 716,999, making it the NFL's new top single season mark in front of a home crowd.
For the second consecutive year, Washington fans set the FedExField single-game record for attendance in a contest against NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys. On Dec. 18, 2005, 90,588 fans attended the game against the Cowboys. (In September 2004, the Redskins had also set a record for attendance in a Monday Night game against the Cowboys.)
The 2005 eight-game attendance average at FedExField was 89,625--an average of 1,792 more fans per game than 2004.
In 2005, the Washington Redskins established a new NFL attendance record for the sixth season in a row by playing in front of 1,260,275 fans in their 16 games, breaking last year's NFL record of 1,238,813.