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From a press release:
“Women’s World Cup (LIVE) at Apple Carnegie Library
Come rain or shine on Thursday, June 20 for a Women’s World Cup outdoor watch party on Apple Carnegie Library‘s West Lawn. Gather your friends and family to help us cheer on Team USA as they face off against Sweden. (more…)
From a press release:
“Global sports entertainment leaders, Topgolf and Complex Sports and Entertainment, are bringing the Topgolf Crush experience to Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals, from August 22-25. Topgolf Crush Nationals Park, presented by Coca-Cola and Black Clover, will give sports fans, golfers and non-golfers alike a chance to crush golf balls from the third baseline of Nationals Park into colorful targets on the field. Tickets will go on sale at 10am ET on Friday June 14, at nationals.com/Topgolf.
The four-day festival will include delicious food and beverage options, music for those wanting to keep the fun going before or after their tee time, limited edition Topgolf Crush merchandise available for purchase and additional entertainment options for attendees of all ages. (more…)
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I’m wondering if you know of any tennis instructors in the neighborhood? I’m a tennis beginner.”
From the Nationals:
“The Washington Nationals may be on the road for a seven-day road trip, but baseball fans and foodies alike will have the opportunity to come to Nationals Park THIS WEEKEND to enjoy Brunch on the Baselines!
On June 2, Nationals fans have the opportunity to enjoy their Sunday brunch on the field at Nationals Park while watching the Nats on the NatsHD scoreboard as they take on the Reds in Cincinnati. This special all-inclusive brunch begins at noon (more…)
Credit: Paul Kim for the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy
From the Nationals:
“Yesterday, the Scholar-Athletes at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy celebrating the end of the school year received a surprise visit from President Barack Obama. The President enjoyed a first-hand look at the after-school programming of the Youth Baseball Academy, including a scrimmage between our HUSTLE baseball and softball programs, field activities for younger students, and the weekly farmers’ market offering healthy, affordable produce to neighborhood families. (more…)
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Attending the Nats game next Friday and will not have time to eat beforehand like I normally try to do (great restaurants within feet of the park!)
I saw that Nats Park has upgraded its concessions and new additions include ChiKo, Medium Rare, DC Empanadas, and lobster rolls. Curiously, there are aren’t really reviews of any of the new options available online from actual game goers. I’d love to know what food is recommended by the popville community inside the stadium.”
Ed. Note: Mine is 100% ChiKo.
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I just wanted to shoot you a quick note asking if you had heard what’s going on at Rock Creek Golf Course… Apparently they have closed the back 9 indefinitely! I love this course and it’s really tragic to me that it has fallen into such disrepair that they just close half the course because it’s easier (and cheaper) than fixing it. I talked to a couple people at the course yesterday but I couldn’t get a straight answer from anyone about what was going on. Any chance you can help?!”
The National Park Service replied the following to me via email: (more…)
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From the Wizards:
“Chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Ted Leonsis announced today that Ernie Grunfeld has been relieved of his duties as president of the Washington Wizards.
“We did not meet our stated goals of qualifying for the playoffs this season and, despite playing with injuries to several key players, we have a culture of accountability and a responsibility of managing to positive outcomes,” said Leonsis. “I wish to thank Ernie for his service to the Washington Wizards. He and his family have been great leaders in our community and have worked tirelessly to make us a top NBA franchise.” (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
A question for you and the readership: does anyone know when payment for the parking meters around Nat stadium/Navy yard goes into effect on Sunday games? Do I need to pay to park on the streets if I am in Navy Yard at 8 AM on a Sunday game day, for example?”
“DC’s right down the road, but it’s a world of difference between markets. If you’re over there, you’re thinking of politics and the White House. If you’re here, this is a sports town & they love their Phillies” -ARod
Nats Park averaged about 4K more fans than CBP did last year pic.twitter.com/bRUiqTcdVK
— Cody (@CodyRogers10) April 1, 2019
I’ve seen other comments saying D.C. is only a Redskins town. If I may – NO. Absolutely not. Unless maybe you are one of the lucky old timers who used to drink beers with Riggo at the Malt Shop – but in 2019 – no, no D.C. is not just a Burgundy and Gold town anymore. The closest you could maybe argue would be when RG3 gave us an ounce of hope before injury(ies). While many still support the team, it’s quite possible the owner of the football team may have also contributed a tad to the demise of the football fervor. Anyway, bottom line – AROD doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Oh yeah, D.C. kinda supports our mildly successful hockey team I think. Swing through Chinatown next time there’s a home game. As for the Nats, it is early my friends, it is early. Go NATS – I’ll see you at the park on Wednesday.
I sense: (more…)