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|March 29, 2008: Getting You to the Ballpark, and What You'll Find; and a Reminder of What Was There Before
While I spend the weekend running around trying to figure out how to be in six dozen places at once, I'll leave up this entry with what you might need to know if you're going to Nationals Park
* Are you taking Metro? Read this
. (Getting off at Capitol South? Use the JDLand.com Suggested Route
* Are you driving? Learn about traffic restrictions
, flow, and other important information.
* Are you driving, and have a parking space reserved? Find the route
the Nats want you to take to your lot.
* Are you driving, but don't have a space? Read about the free Nats Express shuttle service from RFK
* Are you driving, and thinking you'll just "find some spot on the street"? Good luck with that
. And bring the number for DPW with you, so you can find out how to retrieve your towed car.
* Are you biking? Read about the bike racks and bike valet
* Are you walking? You win! Best option!
* Are you wondering what festivities will greet you when you get there? Here's Saturday's lineup
, and Sunday's
* Are you wondering what there will be to eat, or where to find other facilities? Look at this interactive map
* Are you wondering about the rules and regulations
and all other important pieces of information about the ballpark? Read the new official A to Z Guide
* Remember what your mother taught you, that patience is a virtue.
If you're not going to either of the games, you can still watch them: Saturday's is on MASN at 6 pm, and Sunday's is on ESPN at 8 pm. And watch out for intermittent closures of the Douglass Bridge and South Capitol Street on Sunday night between 7:30 and 9:30.
In the midst of the excitement, I'd like to just take a moment to make sure that stadium-goers and other curious folks wandering through here get a feel for what we've witnessed over the past two years while this ballpark has gone up, as a small reminder of exactly what has happened on South Capitol Street since April 2006.
If you pass through the Center Field Gate, think of this: