The Washington DC Tour continued with a tour of the stadiums to represent Washington’s Major Sports teams.
First stop was the RFK Stadium named after US Senator Robert F. Kennedy. This stadium opened in 1961 and was home to the Washington Redskins from 1961 – 1996 and the Washington Nationals from 2005 – 2007. It’s located about two miles east of the US Capitol Building and adjacent to the DC Armory.
Next stop was FedEx Field, which is the current home of the Washington Redskins. They’ve been playing here since 1997 and it’s the farthest stadium from DC, plus it’s about a 25 minute walk from the Morgan Blvd Metro Station.
Then, it was on to the Nationals Ball Park. After being established in 2005, the Washington Nationals have been playing at this ball park since 2008 and was the site of last year’s MLB All Star Game.
Finally, it was on to the Capital One Arena, which is home to both the Washington Wizards and Capitals. Coincidentally, the Washington Wizards had a basketball game today against the Toronto Raptors, and it would’ve been nice to watch a live game there if I had thought about it earlier.
Overall, this was tour was a bit of a challenge because of researching on how to get from one stadium to the next and also battling the snowy weather! In the end, it was totally worth it and I’m so glad I got to see every one of them in person!
If I lived in Washington DC, I would have to root for all of those teams because it’s part of the culture, and the stadiums are easy access from the DC Metro, except for FedEx Field.
As the tour continues, more surprises await for me to discover!