In case you haven’t heard, as of Sunday, D.C. United will no longer play at RFK Stadium, the only permanent home the team has had in 22 years of existence. (Just kidding, I know that everyone knows that it is #LastCallatRFK). There has been, and will be, plenty of articles about how people have experienced, and enjoyed, the concrete home during it’s existence. Whether that be at concerts, football games, soccer games, baseball games, the stories are endless. And priceless.
But now it’s time for you all the share your favorite stories! I put this out on Twitter a bit earlier, and received some wonderful responses.
I want to hear about everyone's favorite game at RFK Stadium. A lot of memorable games/events there through the years. #LastCallatRFK— Steven Streff (@streffsoccer) October 20, 2017
Here are the replies I got so far:
My first game w/ DU, on fan appreciation night, in 2014 when we clinched the East. https://t.co/OKeaquiLaT— Sarah (@schneid3306) October 20, 2017
W/ my teammates after the epic PK eastern conf finals against the Revs. We dug our hands into an unlocked Dip & Dots cart. Delinquents..— Anthony Souphida (@T0nyS0up) October 20, 2017
USvHON in 01 only because I had us flag facepaint, walked into a bathroom packed with Honduras fans and the place went silent.— Bones Justice (@spectaculartask) October 20, 2017
my fond memories are mostly of that one time Ben Olsen yelled at @travismclark for smiling.— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) October 20, 2017
97 Cup win, Concacaf 1998 finals win, and the ECF overtime victory in 2004— Bob (@liverbird5006) October 20, 2017
Moons ago. Matt Pickens being shown yellow for his response to our gentlemanly jeers and then Zack Thornton laughing about when I told him.— Matt (@strippey11) October 20, 2017
D.C. Vs KC in 2014. I will never forget Espindola's chip.— Sammy (@Sammyy_so) October 20, 2017
My first game at RFK, kindled my love of soccer. Had an hour and a half rain delay, came back, Moreno scored. https://t.co/IxfR2jUQHV— R.P. Kirtland (@RPK2atKU) October 20, 2017
2000 USA-Guatemala WCQ w/ my dad and granddad - I was 7 and it was my 1st pro soccer/RFK experience. I've been in love with both ever since https://t.co/wAPZ2Pc6f6— Chris Gibson (@ChrisGibsonDC) October 20, 2017
09 WCQ v CR is prob my #1, after Bornstein's goal, hugged my best friend and his brother seemingly forever, just this raw release of emotion https://t.co/rua83rmE7H— ArmenoRican (@ArmenoRican) October 20, 2017
Orlando went to DC this year and actually won. Also the cold platter of Chick Fil A nuggets was funny. #LastCallatRFK— Gavin Ewbank (@GavinEwbank) October 20, 2017
Now it’s time to share your favorite memories down in the comments. Was it your first game at the stadium? Or a memorable result for the D.C. United? Or maybe one of the national teams? Who was lucky enough to go to a World Cup or Olympic game at RFK Stadium? You all are what made RFK so special throughout the years, so now it’s your time to shine.