Your guide to D.C. sports and venues

D.C. is one of just six cities with sports teams from all four major professional leagues (five, if you count Major League Soccer). Below is a selection of the different teams and what they offer:

Nationals (baseball)

Cost: Less than $10 for upper level seats.

Location: Nationals Park, Southeast D.C.

How to get there: Take the Metro to the Navy Yard stop on the Green Line and walk one block. A cab ride from campus will cost between $15 and $25.

Atmosphere: The Nats are one of the worst teams in Major League Baseball, but they play in a brand- new stadium that includes vendors from local eateries such as Ben’s Chili Bowl and features a nice view of the Capitol. A baseball game is also a great way to enjoy September weather.

Redskins (football):

Cost: Expensive. The Redskins are often completely sold out, so a visit to stubhub.com or eBay is required. If you have a birthday coming up, tickets to see the Burgundy and Gold in action make a great gift.

Location: FedEx Field, Landover, Md.

How to get there: Take the Metro to the Landover stop on the Orange Line and then take a free shuttle bus. Or you can take the Metro to Morgan Boulevard on the Blue Line and then walk about a mile.

Atmosphere: No matter how you cut it, Washington is a Redskins-centric town. You won’t find a fan experience like this one in too many other locations.

D.C. United (soccer):

Cost: $20-$50

Location: RFK Stadium, Northeast D.C.

How to get there: Take the Orange Line to the Stadium- Armory Metro stop and then walk three blocks.

Atmosphere: The city’s resident soccer club boasts the third-highest attendance average in the league and is also known for having a great fan base, called the Barra Brava (Spanish for “Brave Fans”). The squad has had some trouble recently but is historically one of the best teams in the nation; United has won four MLS titles in its 12-year history.

Orioles (Baltimore, baseball):

Cost: About $8 for outfield seats.

Location: Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore.

How to get there: The MARC stops right outside the stadium on weekdays. On weeknights, shuttle buses operate from outside the park back to Union Station. Just make sure you find alternative transportation on weekends, when the MARC doesn’t run.

Atmosphere: Camden Yards is generally considered to be one of the nicest parks in baseball. Like the Nats, the team isn’t very good, but the squad will play against the second-best team in the MLB, the Tampa Bay Rays, at the end of September.

Sports Calendar, September

Sept. 1:
Nationals v. Phillies 3:05 p.m.

Sept. 2:
Nationals v. Phillies 7:10 p.m.

Sept. 3:
Nationals v. Phillies 7:10 p.m.
United v. Charleston Battery 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 5:
Orioles v. Athletics 7:05 p.m.

Sept. 6:
Orioles v. Athletics 7:05 p.m.

Sept. 7:
Orioles v. Athletics time TBA

Sept. 8:
Orioles v. Indians 7:05 p.m.

Sept. 9:
Orioles v. Indians 7:05 p.m.

Sept. 10:
Orioles v. Indians 7:05 p.m.

Sept. 12:
Orioles v. Twins 7:05 p.m.

Sept. 13:
Orioles v. Twins 7:05 p.m.
United v. FC Dallas 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 14:
Orioles v. Twins 1:35 p.m.
Redskins v. Saints 1:00 p.m.

Sept. 15:
Nationals v. Mets 7:10 p.m.

Sept. 16:
Nationals v. Mets 7:10 p.m.
United v. Deportivo Saprissa 8:00 p.m.

Sept. 17:
Nationals v. Mets 7:10 p.m.

Sept. 18:
Nationals v. Mets 7:10 p.m.

Sept. 19:
Nationals v. Padres 7:35 p.m.

Sept. 20:
Nationals v. Padres 7:10 p.m.

Sept. 21:
Redskins v. Cardinals 1:00 p.m.
Nationals v. Padres 1:35 p.m.

Sept. 22:
Orioles v. Rays 7:05 p.m.

Sept. 23:
Nationals v. Marlins 7:10 p.m.
Orioles v. Rays 5:05 p.m.
Orioles v. Rays time TBA

Sept. 24:
Nationals v. Marlins 7:10 p.m.
Orioles v. Rays 7:05 p.m.

Sept. 25:
Nationals v. Marlins 7:10 p.m.

Sept. 26:
Orioles v. Blue Jays 7:05 p.m.

Sept. 27:
Orioles v. Blue Jays 7:05 p.m.

Sept. 28:
Orioles v. Blue Jays 1:35 p.m.

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