The NFL season is underway, and while football tickets can often be pricey, they don’t have to be. Check out SeatGeek’s top tips for saving money on Washington Redskins tickets this year.

Waiting to Buy Can Pay Off

While the natural instinct may be to buy tickets ahead of time, over the past five years fans who purchased Redskins tickets the week of the game saved 28 percent compared to those who bought tickets a month or more out from the game. Of course this rule is not always applicable, especially for those who want to sit in a specific area, but waiting to buy can certainly pay off.

Pay Attention to the Opponent

It is well known how much Redskins fans love seeing their team play the Cowboys, Giants and Eagles, and because of this ticket prices often move up. However, if fans are willing to see non-division opponents they can save a ton of money. This season tickets against the Vikings currently start below $30, and the matchup against the Browns also look like a good deal.

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Check Out the SRO Section

Fans looking to really take in the beauty of FedEx Field should consider standing room only tickets, which won’t give fans a seat, but will give them a great view from the upper level. These tickets are often the least expensive, but give fans the same view as those spending more for actual seats in the upper level.

Sort by Value, Not Price

Attending an NFL game is an investment of time and money, and like any other purchase fans want to make sure they are getting the biggest bang for their buck. While the natural instinct may just be to look for the least expensive ticket, oftentimes fans can spend a few more dollars and get far better seats. Using a tool like Deal Score is the smart way to shop, as it helps let fans know which tickets are the best value, and which might be best to avoid.

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