RFK Stadium (officially named Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium that is located in Washington D.C., near the Anacostia River. It is most commonly known as the home field for Major League Soccer's DC United, but it is also home to the AT&T Nation's Football Classic, the Military Bowl, and often the United States Men's National Soccer Team. Since first opening in 1961, RFK Stadium has been the home field for quite a few professional sports teams, including the NFL's Washington Redskins, the American League's Washington Senators, and the National League's Washington Nationals.
RFK Stadium has played host to countless sporting events over the years, ranging from soccer, football, and baseball, to boxing and motor sports. Many iconic moments in sports history have occurred within the walls of this iconic stadium, and there will undoubtedly be plenty more to happen in the future. In addition to sports, this versatile stadium has also hosted many concerts, including legendary names like The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Allman Brothers, The Rolling Stones, The Jackson 5, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Yes, Madonna, Pink Floyd, and 'N Sync.
With a 56,000-seat capacity, there is no shortage of room at the RFK. Guests can enjoy rooting for their team in the standing area, or they can take advantage of the 27 private boxes/suites that are available for a fee. The stadium features an immaculate natural playing field, an electronic scoreboard, and a simple and understated classic stadium vibe. While this stadium may not have all of the modern features that today's newer stadiums offer, it makes up for it by being a massive, historical place to see a game, with passionate fans that really know how to have a good time.
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions
The stadium is located at 2400 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC. If you are driving, it is right off of route 295, which you can access from the north or from the south. Depending on where you are coming from, driving may or may not be more or less difficult. It is a good idea to check with the official website to plan your route before you leave. Many guests prefer to take The Metro, which is Washington DC's subway system. The Stadium-Armory stop on the Orange or Blue line will bring you within 10 minutes of the stadium, which is a great way to avoid traffic and parking fees.
There is plenty of parking near the stadium. While there is ample room, spots will still run you $15 in cash only, so it may be more cost-effective to park downtown and then take The Metro instead. Of course, if you do plan on parking near the stadium, be sure to leave early to allow yourself to find a parking space. Additionally, leaving the parking lots can take some time, so plan on either waiting for the crowds do subside, leaving early, or taking your time leaving.