Events and Venues
Tips for Riding Metro to Events
- Buy multiple farecards more quickly and easily by using the Passes/Farecards machine at Metrorail stations.
- Buy round-trip fare when first entering the system.
- Keep farecards clean and dry so they will work on the return trip home.
- When attending events at the Capital One Arena, use other Metrorail stations in the vicinity, including Metro Center, Judiciary Square, and Archives.
- Listen to station and train announcements. Check the final destination displayed on the side of the train to be sure you're boarding the right train.
For more information on riding Metrorail or Metrobus, call 202-637-7000 or TTY 202-638-3780.
- Nationals Park
- Audi Field
- Filene Center at Wolf Trap
- FedEx Field
- Capital One Arena
- Patriot Center
- Smith Center
Nationals Park, located in southeast Washington along the Anacostia River, is the home of the Washington Nationals. For season schedules and stadium and ticket information, visit the Washington Nationals website. For more information about taking Metro to Nationals Park, see the Go Metro! Go Nats! Web page.
Nationals Park is only 0.4 miles from the Navy Yard-Ballpark station on the Green line. The Nationals Ballpark entrance (West entrance) will be exit-only, starting three hours before games, and entrance-only after games. During games, the Navy Yard Station New Jersey Ave entrance (East entrance) should be used by riders traveling in the opposite direction of the crowds.
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Audi Field, nestled along the Anacostia River in southwest Washington, D.C. It’s the home of the D.C. United, Washington Spirit, and D.C. Defenders. For season schedules and stadium and ticket information, visit the team’s website.
Green Line is the best way to get to the game at Audi Field using the Waterfront or Navy Yard stations, just a short 10 or 15-minute walk to the field.
Route 74 (Convention Center - Southwest Waterfront ) stops closest to the stadium. Connect to Metrorail at Gallery Place Chinatown, Archives, L’Enfant Plaza, Waterfront, or Navy Yard.Top
Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Bus service begins 2 hours prior to showtime and runs every 20 minutes until the performance starts. Buses back to McLean Station leave Wolf Trap 20 minutes after the show, but no later than:
- 10:45 pm Sunday - Thursday
- 11:20 pm Friday - Saturday
These departure times reflect changes in Metrorail closing times.
- $5.00 cash
- $5.00 SmarTrip®
- $3.00 SmarTrip® with rail to bus transfer
*Exceptions: Bus service is not available for performances at The Barns at Wolf Trap, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, or the Holiday Sing-A-Long at the Filene Center.
Parking is also available at McLean Station. Weekday rates are $3 for the first 90 minutes, max $6. Weekend day rate is $2. Rates subject to change.
Wolf Trap, in Vienna, Va., is home to a wide array of year-round performances and educational programs. Visit the Filene Center at Wolf Trap website for an events calendar and ticket information.Top
FedEx Field, in Landover, MD, is home to the Washington Commanders. For season schedules and stadium and ticket information, visit the Washington Commanders website.
Metrorail Service to FedEx Field
Morgan Boulevard Station on the Silver or Blue Line is the closest station to FedEx Field. The station is nine-tenths of a mile from the stadium and a pedestrian walkway offers direct access to the stadium. The Downtown Largo Metrorail station, also on the Silver or Blue Line, is one mile away from the stadium.
Parking Procedures at Morgan Boulevard and Downtown Largo
For any Non-Rider, there is a $15.00 Special Event Parking Fee at Morgan Blvd. and Downtown Largo during events at FedEx Field. Metrorail riders who use the same SmarTrip® card to ride to Morgan Blvd. or Downtown Largo and exit the parking facility will be charged the standard parking rates in effect upon exiting. A qualifying Metro ride is one that begins at a station other than Downtown Largo, Morgan Blvd, Addison Road, Capitol Heights, or Benning Road. For example, a rider traveling from Stadium-Armory to Morgan Blvd has taken a qualifying trip and would pay regular parking rates ($5.10 on weekdays, free on weekends); however, a rider who boards at Downtown Largo and exits at Morgan Blvd would be subject to the $15 Special Event Parking Fee during stadium events.
The $15 rate is in effect at the time of Kick Off and remains in effect until two hours after the event. This fee ensures that a market-based parking fee is charged to patrons attending these events.Top
Capital One Arena
George Mason University's Patriot Center hosts a wide array of sporting and cultural events. Visit the Patriot Center's home page for a list of upcoming events, directions, tickets, and other information. Ride Metro to the Patriot Center by taking an Orange Line train to the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail station, then ride the connecting CUE buses Green 1, 2 or Gold 1, 2 located at the bus bays just outside the station entrance. Visit the Trip Planner for timetable and fare information.Top
George Washington University's Charles E. Smith Center is home to GW men's and women's basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics and many concerts and other special events. The Smith Center, which seats 5,000 spectators, serves the University as well as the neighboring Foggy Bottom community. Located just two blocks south of the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail station at 22nd and G Streets, NW, Smith Center is easily accessible via Metrorail's Orange, Silver and Blue Lines. Visit the Charles E. Smith Center website for ticket information, hours, and directions.Top
Located one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, MD, Strathmore provides affordable, accessible, multi-disciplinary arts programming in the Mansion at Strathmore, the Music Center at Strathmore, at AMP by Strathmore, and on its scenic 16-acre site. Strathmore is located immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station, on the Red Line.
High-quality arts programming designed for audiences of many tastes, served with the hospitality and warmth of a family enterprise, are the hallmarks of Strathmore. Seasonal outdoor events seek to be inclusive in their programming appeal, reaching out to people of all ages, interests, and cultural heritages.
Artistic offerings presented by Strathmore in the Music Center include world-class performances by major national artists of folk, blues, pop, jazz, show tunes, and classical music. See Strathmore's calendar of events.Top