Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium was originally called the District of Columbia, or DC, Stadium. It opened in 1961 after just over a year of construction. For many years before its development, prominent people in DC pushed for the nation's capital to have a large stadium. After some years of back and forth discussions between politicians and other groups, groundbreaking took place in July of 1960. The stadium, which was renamed after the late Senator in 1969, became one of the first major venues designed for both baseball and football as it had a circular shape that could accommodate both types of fields. The Washington Redskins and D.C. United teams called the stadium their home for many years, and RFK Stadium has also held concerts and special events. Pick up great RFK Stadium tickets at StubHub.
Is there on-site parking at RFK Stadium games?
People with RFK Stadium tickets can drive to the venue and park in one of the on-site lots. There are eight total lots, providing space for thousands of vehicles.
Can I take public transportation there?
RFK Stadium events are easily accessed via public transportation. The stadium has a convenient location next to many bus routes as it's near the intersection of Independence Avenue SE and 19th Street SE. For those interested in taking the Metro, the Stadium-Armory stop is a few minutes away on foot. This station is serviced by the Blue and Orange lines.
How is the RFK Stadium seating arranged?
For grandstand seats, there are three tiers. The sections closest to the field are in the 100s with the 200s and 300s being in the upper levels. Some events may call for field level seats or entry into areas that are standing room only. Surrounding the stadium are suites and various boxes. Seating capacity has varied over the years due to different layouts. The stadium has been able to fit approximately 56,000 fans during football games and 46,000 during soccer and baseball games.
Is RFK Stadium wheelchair accessible?
The stadium has accessible entrances at all gates. Wheelchair-accessible seating can be found both on the 200 and 300 levels of seating. The on-site lots all have a limited number of handicapped parking spaces that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. An elevator is located in Section 210, and another one is near Section 208.
Do children need tickets to RFK Stadium events?
Children who are 2 years old and younger can enter for free as long as they sit on an adult's lap during the event.
Are there RFK Stadium concessions?
There are numerous stands selling food and beverages, and the choices are diverse. There are items like Asian stir-fry, nachos, Jamaican meat pies, Spanish sausages and Italian ice in addition to American classics like hot dogs and popcorn. Many types of beer and non-alcoholic beverages are sold, and the Capital View Club (open to all ticket holders) is where you can find a full menu and bar.Back to Top
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