For half the price of most McDonald’s value meal items, you can attend a Washington Commanders preseason game … though you’re probably better off with the McChicken.
On Thursday, a ticket vendor by the name of GameTime was selling tickets to attend the Washington Commanders’ preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers on Saturday for as low as $1.
“GameTime, a secondary ticket platform, reports tickets for Saturday’s preseason game between the Panthers and Commanders at FedEx Field are as cheap as $1,” tweeted sports reporter Daniel Kaplan.
Even if Washington head coach Ron Rivera promised that starters will play for roughly 20 snaps, home fans aren’t showing interest in visiting the infamous FedEx Field — following a trend in Washington of sliding attendance numbers.
After acquiring former Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts starter Carson Wentz, expectations for the Commanders’ upcoming season leaned closer to bullish than in previous seasons. The Commanders also sealed lead wideout Terry McLaurin this offseason with a contract extension — McLaurin remains one of the top wideouts in the NFC.
It finally feels like the Washington offense has an identity, but fans may be sticking to the sidelines until the team can prove to break their streak of sub-par football.
It’s been a while since teams in the NFC East have drawn marquee matchups in the NFL … but this is a new low.