Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Upon reading a report this past weekend concerning Our Washington Nationals and The District of Columbia at odds over Street Vendors around New Nationals Park--I wondered whether the policy on bringing outside food--sandwiches, chips, water, etc.--had changed from the one used at RFK Stadium?
This afternoon--while attending The Metro Photo Op with Team President Stan Kasten--I asked Mr. Kasten to clarify the issue for everyone.
The story about vendors on the streets surrounding Nationals Park. (SBF)
"Yes, I know what you are talking about."
With that in mind, I am curious to know whether there is a change in the policy of bringing food into the new ballpark by fans--from the outside? (SBF)
"No. No--it's the same as last year. You can bring in personal amounts of foods (to New Nationals Park). Nothing has changed. In fact, we are working with the city on all of those other issues--whether its vending, signage or traffic. An awful lot of things are going on with an awful lot of people--from The Mayor's Office on down. And we are going to continue to work our way through these issues. We do all our work--privately--behind the scenes. Not everyone wants to operate that way--but that is how we do our business."
So, there you have it. The same Outside Food Policy in effect at RFK Stadium--will transfer over to New Nationals Park.
Coming later this evening: A complete story on The Metro Trip with Our Team President--from Gallery Place Station to Navy Yard Station.