Game Day Guides: Eagles Fans Heading to the District against the Redskins
With both teams at the bottom of the division coming into Sunday’s game, they both are desperate to get back into the win column and keep their season alive. The Philadelphia Eagles (3-6) dropped their last 5 games, while the Washington Redskins (3-6) their last 3, thus this divisional matchup has many valuable implications at stake.
With the latest injury to Mike Vick, the Eagles are prepared to put the ball into the hands of their rookie QB, Nick Foles, who made his NFL debut replacing the injured Vick just last week. Kickoff is set for 1:00PM (Eastern Time) with coverage on FOX an hour prior.
Located about 13 miles Northeast from Washington D.C., FedExField is currently the largest sports venue in the NFL – seating over 85,000 screaming enthusiastic fans. So, with your team battling to stay in the hunt, you’ll need to be your loudest.
Here’s our pre and post-game day recommendations for you when visiting our nations capital:
Locate Food and Drink Specials
Depending when you get in to the District, specials are surely to be served somewhere, it is just a matter of what you are craving. Whether it’s beer, wine, or a cocktail, DC’s got it. Of course, if you are a big spender and more comfortable going to upscale lounges and bars, there are plenty of options.
Do the Bird!
Feeling loose and ready to showcase your moves on the dance floor? Well then, stop by one of the hottest clubs and show them how Philly does it. If you aren’t into loud and small spaced nightclubs, checkout the listings of D.C. Dive Bars and find what is right for you.
Kickoff is set for 1:00PM (Eastern Time), so you are going to want to get up early to head over to the stadium. While most Eagles fans are surely tailgating the game, there are viable options for those just willing to get to the game easier and cheaper. Provided by WMATA, the two closest station drop-offs are Morgan Boulevard and Town Center. For a complete rundown getting to the game efficiently, take a look at the Metro guide provided by WMATA.
Afterwards, if you are sticking around, travel to a location to shoot some pool games with the gang and recap the game. Or, find a neighborhood bar or wine bar for another drink before leaving town. Better yet, watch the later NFL games at a sports bar and keep up with the rest of the league.
– barHappy Team