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[PSA] Those attending MNF game - LEAVE EARLY

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tshile

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****** PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE MONDAY NIGHT GAME ******

As of September 6th, 2012, the Washington, DC area was ranked #6 worst traffic area in the country
http://www.weather.com/safety/autosafety/top-10-worst-traffic-cities-20120815?pageno=6

As someone who deals with traffic in this area, and has visited the other areas mentioned, I can honestly say I think that the other places are a bit over ranked - DC should be higher on the list. Not #1, but higher than #6.

The Monday night football game kicks off at 8:25 PM EST.

YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE TRAVELING TO THE STADIUM BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 4 PM AND 8PM

It takes us an hour and 10 minutes to get to the game on a regular day from where I live.
Last Monday night game we left late for we hopped on 66 at about 4 PM (because of the people we waited for, it wasn't my idea...). We arrived at the stadium, and parked, at 8:20. We missed kickoff, but not much more.
IT TOOK OVER 4 HOURS TO GET AROUND 495 AND INTO THE PARKING LOT.

To give you an idea, I'm leaving at 2:30 for this game (which is about normal for me and Monday/Thursday games). I plan on being in the parking lot no later than 4/4:30 (if traffic is that bad that early.)

It is very common to see people still filtering into the stadium parking lot going through the 2nd quarter of a Monday/Thursday game.

If you have done this before and are comfortable with your plans then kudos to you. If this is a first time MNF game for you, then trust me - whatever time you think is early enough isn't.

Good luck. Have fun. Be in your seats at kickoff. Be quiet on offense. Be loud on defense - that means when they get their huddle, don't wait until they're at the line of scrimmage.
 

tshile

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hah!

well, I hope we can leave early because we're blowing out the giants :)

the stadium was empty for most of the 4th quarter against the eagles. we stayed, we figured we don't get to enjoy blow outs enough to miss it :)
 

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Been there done that and will be there again. Plan on being there by 4-4:30 before the traffic really gets bad. As far as leaving the game early? My dad would roll over in his grave if I did that :)
 

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I agree that DC is likely the worst at times. I had to take my wife to the embassy there a few times when I was getting her immigration stuff done and I've never seen worse traffic anywhere outside of Tokyo Japan during Golden Week lol.

I've never driven to Fedex Field but I could imagine how bad it can be on Monday during rush hour traffic.
 

tshile

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Hah!

One interesting thing is the new hot lanes... Wonder what it would cost and how fast they would get you to the game during rush hour.
 

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