By Chris Lingebach

The Redskins will open the FedEx Field parking lot at noon on Thanksgiving Day.

Washington hosts the Giants at 8:30 p.m. on the Nov. 23 holiday.

The game will be televised on NBC, but fans may arrive eight-and-a-half hours earlier, and watch the 12:30 p.m. (Vikings-Lions) and 4:30 p.m. (Chargers-Cowboys) games on one of seven “large HD video boards” around the parking lot.

Season ticket holders will be invited to an “exclusive private party in the Bud Light Party Pavilion,” the Redskins said in the announcement. “Attendees of the party will have the opportunity to win tickets to Super Bowl LII in Minnesota.”

The pavilion will also feature a performance by D.C. all-90’s cover band White Ford Bronco at 5:30 p.m.

“The Redskins are excited to host the first ever Thanksgiving game in Washington,” said Chief Marketing Officer Terry Bateman. “We appreciate our fans spending their holiday with us, and we want to create new traditions and special experiences that Redskins fans and families are sure to remember.”

The Redskins Charitable Foundation is also hosting a “Virtual Food Drive,” funded through the game day 50/50 Raffle, with all proceeds supporting the Capital Area Food Bank’s programs in Prince George’s County.

Fans can enter the “HTTR Tailgate Contest,” through which “Redskins fans who think they have the best tailgate on gameday will compete for a Grand Prize of two tickets to Super Bowl LII in Minnesota.” The organization is accepting entries here.

The Redskins are dubbing the event the “Thanksgiving Game Presented by Loudoun County Economic Development.”

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