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RFK Stadium in Washington, DC

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RFK Stadium in Washington, DC

RFK Stadium

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RFK Stadium (officially named Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium) is a 56,000-seat stadium that serves as the current home of the DC United as well as an arena for college and high school athletics, musical concerts and other major events. RFK Stadium is managed by the Washington Convention and Sports Authority, which also owns and manages the Washington Convention Center, the DC Armory and Nationals Park. The stadium has a natural grass playing field, modern lounge areas, 27 private boxes/suites, electronic scoreboards and a variety of concessions.

Address
2400 East Capitol Street, SE.
Washington, DC 20003

The closest Metro station is Stadium-Armory.

Parking
Event parking is $15. RFK Stadium has 10,000 spaces available in its parking lots. The lots fill up during major events and public transportation is suggested. Full season ticket holder parking is available in parking lots 3, 4, 5 and 8. Half season ticket holder parking is available in parking lots 3 and 8. The parking lots open four hours before most events.

History of RFK Stadium

RFK Stadium was built in 1961 to house the National Football League's Washington Redskins and Major League Baseball's Washington Senators. Originally named the DC Stadium, RFK was renamed Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in 1969 in honor of the late Senator. The Senators moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 1971. In 1996, RFK Stadium became the home to DC United, the Major League Soccer team. The Washington Redskins relocated to FedEx Field in Prince George’s County, Maryland in 1997. After a 34 year hiatus, in 2005, baseball returned to DC with the Washington Nationals, a team that had previously played in Montreal. RFK Stadium was modified to accommodate the Washington Nationals where they played until the new Nationals Stadium opened in the spring of 2008.

Sports teams and major events RFK Stadium has hosted include:
  • The EagleBank Bowl
  • DC United
  • Washington Redskins
  • Washington Nationals
  • Washington Senators
  • Washington Freedom
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup
  • 1996 Summer Olympics
  • 2003 Women’s World Cup
  • MLS and MLB All-Star and Championship Games
  • NFL Conference Championship Games
  • Concerts including: the Grateful Dead, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen

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