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Just a few items to end your day (or start it, I guess):
* WTOP makes sure DDOT is planning to take down the old "Stadium" signs on the SE/SW Freeway that point drivers to RFK rather than Nationals Park. Meanwhile, tonight in front of the Zoning Commission, Gregory McCarthy from the Nationals said that new signs will soon be posted on the freeway indicating which exits fans should use for the ballpark based on the color-coding of the parking lots.
* A press release from the Nationals gives the basics on Saturday's 6 pm exhibition game against the Orioles, which is open to season-ticket holders and invited guests only. In one small change, the Nats Express shuttle from RFK will begin operating three hours before gametime, rather than 90 minutes. (The gates at Nationals Park will be opening at 3 pm as well, allowing fans to watch batting practice at 3:30.) A pre-game ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm, with remarks from city officials and a ribbon-cutting at home plate. And then they'll actually play some baseball. It's been said that approximately 25,000 people will be expected for this dry run, in advance of the Big Kahuna the next night.
* The Baltimore Sun's architecture critic says nice things about the place.
* Last week I posted that Splash car wash at 10 I Street SE will be offering both same-day cash lot and season-account parking for $35 per game; word now arrives that the owner of the little empty lot at First and L (next to the Market Deli) is also offering a few spaces (season-long accounts preferred), at $25 per game. Call (301) 279-7033 and ask for Marty Resnick if you're interested. These are separate from the lots around the neighborhood that the Nats have officially contracted with to provide parking for season-ticket holders (and perhaps sameday parkers somewhere down the line).
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Beltway signs. says: (3/25/08 12:10 PM)
I saw some Nats Park signs on outer loop of the beltway between 495-N and Silver Spring directing drivers to exit. For out of towners, they are going to be in for quite a surprise when they exit and realize they are nowhere near the stadium.


BC says: (3/25/08 4:02 PM)
It was good to read the nice things that the Baltimore Sun writer said about our stadium. I personally don't like the exterior design. It looks exactly like something you would find in South Florida. The South Capitol street side makes me feel like I am next to a convention center in Miami or Tampa for example. I did not care for Florida much when I was growing up and I don't like being reminded of it every time I pass the stadium on S Capitol St. An old style brick design would have fit in very well with the Navy Yard base next door ...or a marble Union Station style building would have looked very "DC." However, the design and the above ground garages are the only negative things about this project in my opinion. I think that the stadium is great for the city and I look forward to attending some games this season.


rc says: (3/27/08 9:47 AM)
brick was rejected as an option as it was determined to not reflect the fabric of the city by pretty much everyone involved. sure the adjacent navy yard adn a few other local industrial buildings are brick but dc does nto have the same feel as balitmore for example where brick is expected if not the norm. there have been numerous interviews with the deisgners explaining this much better than i could/have.

design drawings called for limestone and similar building materials that reflect the city better. you can thank the cost cap/time limit for what we have instead.

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