Thursday, June 26, 2008

Beckham's Coming--Plan Accordingly On Sunday

With David Beckham playing at RFK Stadium this coming Sunday for The Los Angeles Galaxy against DC United--Lot 8 will not be available for the free Nats Express Service to New Nationals Park. Lot 7 will be available--as has been the case previously when both teams play on the same date.

Really, you should plan accordingly. Beckham is a huge draw--whether he and is team is playing well or not. Traffic could be rough--even if you drive to one of the paid lots near The South Capitol Street Ballpark.

Here is the Official Press Release from Our Washington Nationals.

Large Crowds Expected at Nationals Park and RFK Memorial Stadium on Sunday, June 29, 2008

WHAT: The Washington Nationals will host the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, June 29 at 1:35pm for the conclusion of a three-game series at Nationals Park. Due to the
D.C. United game at noon, RFK Stadium Lot 8 will not be available to Nationals fans. Nationals fans choosing to park for free at RFK Stadium may park in Lot 7 and take the Nats Express to Nationals Park may experience delays. Lot 7 may be accessed off the Whitney Young Bridge (East Capitol Street) or off of Oklahoma Avenue. The Nats Express begins ninety minutes prior to Nationals home games.

Nationals Park is located a half block from the Navy Yard MetroRail Station on the system’s Green Line. Fans choosing to drive to the ballpark may purchase parking in advance at, choose from one of three cash lots, Green Lot HH, Orange Lot W, or Orange Lot T; or use the Nationals Park valet service.

Additional information on transportation and parking may be found at

WHO: Washington Nationals Fans attending Sunday’s Game vs. the Baltimore Orioles

WHEN: Sunday, June 29, 2008

WHERE: Nationals Park 1500 South Capitol St, SE

RFK Memorial Stadium Lot 7 Oklahoma Ave & East Capitol Streets, SE


Anonymous said...

I was there last Sunday when they operated out of lot 7. It was a huge mess. After the game, there were no buses waiting and a huge line. About 1000 people snaked all the way up the block and all the way back down. The backup was due to the fact that the circuit to lot 7 requires each bus to weave through city streets and the distance is farther. Adding Beckham to that makes RFK an absolute non-starter for me this Sunday. Thanks for the heads-up. See you on the Metro.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a perfect day to take Metro! Thanks SBF for the info.

Does it make me any less of a Nats fan that part of me kinda wishes I was gonna see Becks on Sunday?

Edward J. Cunningham said...

Of course not, Curly's Mom! Would we be asking the same question in September or October of a Nats fan who asked, "Does it make me less of a Nats fan that parts of me want to see ____ at the Redskins game today?"