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(Decided to move this to its own entry.) As expected, it wasn't anywhere close to a full house at Nationals Park tonight. I wandered over to South Capitol Street at about 6:30 and traffic wasn't even backed all the way up the exit ramp from the freeway, and M Street was all but empty. The T and U lots at Capper didn't seem to get more than about 30 cars between the two of them, though the E, F, J, K, and L lots were pretty full. And I see that the garage at 80 M Street, which is not an official Nats lot, is offering cash parking for $20. (Looked like the Positive Nature folks on New Jersey Avenue are running a cash lot, too?) Lots of people coming out of the Navy Yard station at Half and M at 6:30ish--if you arrived that way and walked to the Center Field Gate, you were greeted by the Budweiser Clydesdales. Inside the park, lines were shorter (since there were fewer people) but there's definitely still grumbling about the speed of service.
What was your experience tonight, either getting to and from the park or inside?
As for media reports, the Post paints a similar picture to what I saw, that the evening went smoothly. WJLA focuses on the glitchy scoreboard, apparently not finding anything else of note to report from the evening. Announced paid attendance was 20,487, says AP, noting that Metro says they noticed almost no difference from a normal rush hour. Another AP story talks about the scoreboard problems and the fact that the ballpark was less than half full. Next stop, Wednesday's triple threat with the Nats, the Wizards, and DC United all in action at the same time. And with warmer weather on the way, finally.
UPDATE: A few more media reports: WJLA reports on overzealous towing (and note the interesting use of an un-cleaned-up quote from an angry resident). The Examiner focuses on Metro having little trouble.
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Dave says: (4/8/08 12:24 AM)
I attended tonight's Nats' game against the Marlins. I was delighted to walk up to the ticket window and grab four prime tickets in the 300 level immediately behind home plate (with our government employee discounts, my friends and I paid $20 each for such choice seats).

The one notable experience was an appallingly long line for brats in the 300-level concourse. The staff seemed none-too-concerned, nor could they do better than a bare mumble when we asked a question. I see that the stadium boasts no-better service than any other fast-food establishment in the area. Alas.


Dave at Bottomfeeder Baseball says: (4/8/08 12:32 AM)
we drove tonight and made it from 11th and E Sts to Lot Y in 17 minutes, arriving at 6:46 and in our seats by the first pitch. what traffic?


Angie says: (4/8/08 8:42 AM)
I walked to the game from Capitol hill and made it in 20 minutes flat. I waited until the 4th inning to get Five Guys and didn't wait any longer than 5 minutes for my HOT burger!! Those guys were MOVING back there!!


Grace says: (4/8/08 9:41 AM)
Recent crime reports does not show the Bank of America robbery on M St. S.W. nor all the recent armed robberies in S.W. nor the attempted violent home invasion on Delaware Ave. in S.W. Even the service requests do not show the multiply requests for parking enforcement to give tickets on G st. S.W. that have been ignored by city officials. It does not show the service request to DDOT for a stop sign that has fallen down on G st and 6th place S.W. How sad.


JD says: (4/8/08 9:51 AM)
That's because I only post DC data from SE, not SW. I don't cover SW.


Shaun says: (4/8/08 10:04 AM)
I live in the area and didn't notice any traffic problems. There is one street that I know of that does not have any "NO Parking" Signs on it. I have visitors park there all that time.. even on opening weekend and they didn't get a ticket or towed.

However, I think Nationals is all about Hype...They probably wont sell out another game this year!


robin says: (4/8/08 10:09 AM)
I did not attend the game, but walked from CHT to Capitol South metro around 7pm. There were a half dozen or so groups walking from the CS metro to (I assume) the game.


JD says: (4/8/08 10:11 AM)
Yup, sellouts are now going to require some work by the team itself.


Grace says: (4/8/08 10:58 AM)
JD only noticed the SE only after the posting and in fact view se/sw as the same neighborhood Your site is Excellent. Good information. Great photos wish SW DC had such that more info could be shared publically. Since the National's stadium opened SW crime has been under reported if not out right ignored by the press and unless it personally happens to you or a SW neighbor no one hears about it. The same men that robbed a Bank of America in Maryland robbed the Bank of America on M St. in SWDC and yet only the MD. robbery was reported. SW condo associations have to hire off duty MPD now to patrol their private SW properties at a great cost to the owners. Really sad to have to hire and pay for your own MPD in DC just to be safe in your home in SW.


Bruce says: (4/8/08 1:53 PM)
I live in the area and took 395 from Duke St to 6 st SE with no traffic problems at all.


G St says: (4/9/08 4:47 PM)
SW can get their own JD - ours is not for sale. (-;

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