The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. area.
The team plays at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, in Prince George's County, Maryland. It's headquartered and trains at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia, a community in Loudoun County, Virginia near Dulles International Airport. They are members of the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). According to Forbes Magazine, the Redskins are the most valuable sports team in the United States, valued at approximately $1.423 billion, and have been the most valuable sports team in the U.S. for seven years running.
They are the wealthiest team in the NFL, generating almost $300 million in revenue annually. They also rank No. 1 in average attendance per game in the NFL and have broken the NFL's mark for single-season attendance six years in a row.
Originally called the Boston Braves, the club joined the NFL as a 1932 expansion team based in Boston, Massachusetts. One year later, the club changed its name to the Boston Redskins after moving from Braves Field home of the baseball team of the same name and to Fenway Park. The team then moved to Washington, D.C., in 1937.
The Redskins have won five NFL Championships, including three of the five Super Bowls in which they have played, four of which were under the leadership of Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs.