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Stadium Information

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, the historic D.C. sports venue that has entertained spectators with its crowd-pleasing sightlines since 1961, is affectionately known as "RFK" around the globe. The home turf for professional, collegiate and high school games during its history, RFK was the first major stadium designed specifically as a multisport facility for both football and baseball and is the current home for Major League Soccer's D.C. United. The host of top-selling concerts, charitable events and international sporting events, RFK Stadium has a capacity for 45,000+ visitors, features a natural grass playing field and has modern locker rooms, lounge areas and club rooms for private and group affairs.  More information ...


Prohibited Items

  • Metal, plastic and glass containers of any kind
  • Backpacks and large bags
  • Large flags and banners (except as noted)
  • Poles and staffs (metal, plastic or wooden)
  • Weapons and illegal substances
  • Food and beverages
  • Professional cameras with detachable zoom lenses and/or tripods
  • Video cameras
  • Pets
  • Fireworks
  • Whistles
  • Laser pointers
  • Umbrellas


General RFK Stadium Tailgating Guidelines

Use of more than one parking spot for tailgating will result in paying for two (2) parking spaces. Please note that vehicles cannot obstruct driving lanes.

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Porta Johns are provided in RFK Stadium parking lots.

In order for all guests to enjoy the tailgating experience, we ask that fans follow these guidelines:

  • Tailgating is only allowed in Lot 8. All lots will be monitored for violations of this rule.
  • Use of an empty parking space for tailgating in designated areas • When parking, park your car in one space only and between the white lines.
  • Parking permits if applicable are to be used for cars only, not for additional tailgating space or storage.
  • Be considerate of other guests' vehicles.
  • For the safety of all guests and for emergency vehicle access, please keep all aisles and driving lanes clear.
  • Dispose of all trash in proper receptacles. • RFK Stadium does not provide a water source for the purpose of extinguishing flames or to fill up supplies.
  • Prior to exiting, please extinguish all flames and grills properly (i.e. water, ice, dirt, etc.). Do NOT place a hot grill in or under any vehicle. Do NOT place a grill on grass areas.
  • The District of Columbia requires tenting permit for a 20’x20’ tent or larger.  For permit information, please visit