The Washington Post

Heat prompts AT&T National to lower price of bottled water

Last summer, for example, intense July heat prompted D.C. United to send out this message prior to a match: “To combat the heat wave, RFK Stadium is allowing fans to bring two unopened 20 oz. bottles of water into the match Saturday.”

Just last week, the intense heat prompted WMATA to allow passengers to bring water onto trains and buses for two days, which is usually a no-no.

So now, here comes intense, possibly record-breaking heat for the entire weekend. While there’s a golf tournament in town. Which prompted the above Facebook message from the AT&T National, provided by a reader, which has since been deleted. The reader said that several of the comments that followed were not happy with the policy.

In fact, The Post reported earlier in the week that “Because of temperatures projected to be in the mid- to upper-90s for much of the tournament, organizers have placed several misters around the course to keep fans cool. Concessionaires have also lowered the price of bottled water from $3 to $2.”

Get ‘em while they’re...well, you know.

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Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.


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