LANDOVER, Md. – FedExField, the home of the Washington Redskins, will host a neutral-site football game between the University of Texas and the University of Maryland on Saturday, Sept. 1. Kickoff time will be determined at a later date.
Tickets for the football game will be available for purchase starting at 10 a.m. today. Tickets can be purchased online atwww.Ticketmaster.comor by calling 1-800-745-3000.
"The University of Maryland and the University of Texas have large and passionate fan bases and we look forward to seeing both sides show their support at FedExField," Redskins President Bruce Allen said. "This great matchup between the Terrapins and Longhorns will surely be an exciting game, and we are proud to add this game to our history of hosting premier college football matchups."
The game will mark a rematch between the two teams who met in the opening game last year at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Last September, Maryland defeated Texas 51-41 to capture their first ever win against the team.
"I'm excited that our team will have the opportunity to play in an NFL stadium this year," University of Maryland Head Coach D.J. Durkin said. "We've played at FedExField in the past and received very strong support from our home crowd. We're thrilled to open up against a quality opponent like Texas once again this year and are looking forward to September 1."
Texas is now 3-1 all time against Maryland and the Longhorns are coming off a 33-16 win over the Missouri Tigers in the Texas Bowl.
"There are Texas Exes all over the Washington, D.C. area, and like the USC game last year, playing Maryland at FedExField will be a tremendous opportunity for our fans and supporters to cheer on our football team in another market," said Chris Del Conte, University of Texas Vice President and Athletics Director. "It will be an exciting early season, non-conference game in a first-class NFL stadium in a big-time city. I can't wait to see all of our fans and supporters pack the house at FedExField."
"Playing in the nation's capital and in an NFL stadium at FedExField is an awesome opportunity for our players and our program," Texas Head Coach Tom Herman said. "We have fans all over the country and every player has dreams and aspirations of playing in the NFL, so this is a win-win for our program and fans. We get exposure to another part of the country in what will be a great environment, play on the Washington Redskins' home field and get to face a great opponent in Maryland. We're definitely looking forward to it."