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Statement from the Capitals:
“Barry Trotz informed the organization today of his decision to resign as head coach of the Washington Capitals. We are obviously disappointed by Barry’s decision, but would like to thank Barry for all his efforts the past four years and for helping bring the Stanley Cup to Washington. Barry is a man of high character and integrity and we are grateful for his leadership and for all that he has done for our franchise.”
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From the Nationals:
“Today, the Washington Nationals announced that Theodore N. Lerner has stepped down as Managing Principal Owner of the team. His son, Mark D. Lerner, will now serve in this role. Mark has served as one of the principal owners of the Nationals since the Lerner family purchased the team in July 2006. Major League Baseball formally approved Mark as the team’s “control person” earlier today during its quarterly ownership meeting in New York City. (more…)
see interactive map here
“Under the 2018 World Cup Extended Hours program, 75 licensees have been approved to sell alcohol one hour earlier during the FIFA World Cup Tournament. Establishments that registered with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) are permitted to allow the sale, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages beginning at 7:00 a.m. daily from June 14 to July 15, 2018.”
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And speaking of the World Cup – get ready for 2026 too!! From MLS:
“The 2026 World Cup is coming to North America! The United Bid, which was jointly submitted by the federations of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, emerged as the winning bid after a public vote held among FIFA’s member nations on the eve of the 2018 World Cup.
Potential 2026 World Cup host cities (up to 16 cities of the 23 below will be chosen to actually host World Cup games): (more…)
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“Yesterday’s final ridership: 840,145. Wow! Highest since last year’s Women’s March.”
“RIDERSHIP: As of 5:00 p.m., over 567,000 people have taken Metrorail so far today, up more than 132K from same time yesterday.”
— Isabella Bulkeley (@iBulkeley) June 12, 2018
Photos by Jes Simpson
Thanks to Jes for sending these great shots. Send your shots to [email protected] and/or tag us @PoPville thanks! T-Half Hour!!
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“On Tuesday, June 12, a victory parade will be held at 11:00 a.m. in honor of the Washington Capitals winning the Stanley Cup. The Federal Government in Washington, D.C. will remain “OPEN.” The White House is encouraging Federal agencies to grant employees in the Washington, D.C. area two hours of administrative leave between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to attend the parade.
To help alleviate traffic congestion, agencies may authorize telework or other workplace flexibilities at their discretion. Employees may also request to use their alternative work schedule day off, annual leave, or other authorized time off. Employees should contact their agency human resources offices for assistance. Visit the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council website to view the complete memo.”
“Metro is honoring the Washington Capitals with a limited-edition commemorative SmarTrip card for winning the Stanley Cup, the first in the Caps’ 44-year history. (more…)
You can see the street by street closures here
Starting at 11am!!
“The parade will begin at 11 a.m. ET at Constitution Avenue and 17th Streets NW and will proceed along Constitution Avenue to 7th Street NW where it will turn right and culminate in an ALLCAPS rally at 7th Street NW and the National Mall.”
And for those who go – have fun, get drunk, be safe and please email your photos to [email protected] – thanks!!
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From a press release:
“On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018, the Washington Capitals will celebrate winning the 2018 Stanley Cup Championship with a parade in downtown Washington, DC. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. ET at Constitution Avenue and 17th Streets NW and will proceed along Constitution Avenue to 7th Street NW where it will turn right and culminate in an ALLCAPS rally at 7th Street NW and the National Mall.
The parade is free and open to all members of the public. (more…)