Officially, the team said there was no hot water available in either locker room for the showers — though reports coming out of the Giants’ locker room said the water pressure available with the cold water wasn’t great.
“We had an equipment failure in the main water heater that provides hot water to the field level locker rooms,” a Commanders official said in a statement, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “We can’t resolve the matter without completely shutting off the water to the stadium, which is why it couldn’t be repaired in game.”
Commanders players shouldn’t have that much of an issue here. While it would be inconvenient, they can just head home and shower there. Giants players, though, were faced with the choice of a cold, weak shower or making the trip back to New York gross.
Thankfully for the Giants, they at least grabbed the win.
Dan Snyder sold the team earlier this year for $6.05 billion, ending what was a toxic stream of sexual assault and misconduct allegations, financial impropriety accusations and a long-running name change controversy. While there are several on-field issues for the new ownership group to tackle first — the Commanders are 4-7 this season, and haven’t had a winning season since the 2016 campaign — a new stadium is presumably coming.
The way FedEx Field is holding up, the organization may need to speed that process along.