Commanders announce a sellout for Week 1 against the Cardinals

The Josh Harris era is off to a terrific start. As the Washington Commanders are off a few days to prepare for their Week 1 game against the Arizona Cardinals, the team revealed some good news on Twitter.

That’s right, Washington’s first home game of the Harris era is officially sold out. The team indicated the game was trending toward a sellout for weeks. After Harris was announced as the new owner, the Commanders saw an increase in season ticket and suite sales.

In an interview on “BMitch and Finlay” earlier this week, team president Jason Wright discussed the home opener. Wright said the game was heading toward a sellout, and the fans in attendance would be mostly Washington fans. Wright’s reasoning: He played for the Cardinals, and their fans do not travel.

When FedEx would sell out in recent years, it was because Dallas or Philadelphia fans took over and bought tickets, making it embarrassing for the home team.

Since the sale, players have shared their excitement after seeing fans pack Ashburn for training camp this summer.

On Thursday, the Commanders announced $40 million in upgrades to FedEx Field and a Week 1 sellout on Friday.

It’s indeed a new era for the Washington Commanders.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire