The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Redskins compete in the National Football League (NFL), as a member of the National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team plays its home games at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins have played more than 1,000 games since 1932. The team began play as the Boston Braves in 1932, based in Boston, before relocating to Washington, D.C., in 1937.