Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Parking For Fans With Disabilities
Our Washington Nationals released late this afternoon--detailed parking and accessibility information for Patrons with Disabilities attending New Nationals Park. Specifically, there will be two drop off points near accessible elevator entrances. Additionally, Season Ticket Accessible Parkers will also have available to them--on a First Come, First Served Basis--Lot "E" (First & N Streets, SE) adjacent to Nationals Park.
Also--accessible parking WILL BE available for $35 in the same Lot "E" on a daily/single game basis. But, a person wishing to take advantage of this option, must go to nationals.com/waytogo and purchase your spot in advance of attending the game.
Finally--The Nats Express Shuttle will provide Free wheelchair accessible motor coaches and designated parking spaces at RFK Stadium Lot 8--for those wishing to use this option.
Here are the complete details from The Press Release:
WASHINGTON NATIONALS ANNOUNCE ACCESSIBLE PARKING PROGRAM FOR FANS WITH DISABILITIES
The Washington Nationals today announced their accessible parking program for fans with disabilities. Washington hosts its first game of the Inaugural season at Nationals Park when they take on the Baltimore Orioles in an Exhibition game on Saturday, March 29 at 6:05 p.m. The Washington Nationals open the 2008 regular season on the following night, Sunday, March 30 in a nationally televised contest vs. the Atlanta Braves at 8:05 p.m. on ESPN.
“For those guests with disabilities who want to enjoy Nationals Park, we are extremely satisfied with our parking program that exceeds the required spaces,” commented Stan Kasten, President of the Washington Nationals. Prior to every Nationals game at Nationals Park, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will allow passengers to be dropped off along 1st Street, SE or along South Capitol Street; both locations are adjacent to Nationals Park, as near as possible to the two HOK designed accessible elevator entrances. After games, passengers may be picked up at the South Capitol Street location only. There are curb-free areas along South Capitol Street between O and P Streets.
For season ticket holders, accessible parking spaces are available at all lots designated for season ticket holders. Season ticket holders requiring accessible parking spaces for the 2008 season should call 202-675-6287 (select “Option 1”) for information on availability in specific lots.
To further accommodate season ticket holders who purchased an accessible season ticket parking permit package in one of the designated lots, the team will make available additional accessible parking spaces on a first-come, first-serve basis in Lot “E”, located immediately adjacent to Nationals Park at First and N Streets, SE. In order to take advantage of this special accommodation, fans must present a state or DC-issued disabled parking placard/license plate, as well as the parking pass for their assigned lot to access these spaces in LOT “E”. Because accessible parking spaces in Lot “E” are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, guests of Nationals Park are strongly encouraged to arrive to this lot at least an hour or more prior to game time to have an opportunity to access these spaces.
For those who need accessible parking on a single game basis, the Nationals have reserved a limited number of $35 accessible parking spaces in LOT “E”. These spaces may only be purchased online at nationals.com/waytogo, starting March 26. Fans must present a state or DC-issued disabled parking placards/license plates, as well as their single game parking pass purchased on-line. Guests of Nationals Park are strongly encouraged to arrive to this lot at least an hour or more prior to game time to have an opportunity to access these spaces.
In addition, there are a number of free, designated accessible parking spaces at RFK Stadium, available 90 minutes prior to each game. A free shuttle bus service, the Nats Express, will drop off passengers five blocks from the ballpark at 300 M St., SE; and pick them up at the same place postgame for the return trip to RFK Stadium. Wheelchair accessible motor coaches are also available from RFK to 300 M Street and back. Fans should visit nationals.com/waytogo to learn more about the Nats Express shuttle bus service.
For further information on transportation and parking, please visit nationals.com/waytogo.