August 13, 2013

Shame on the organizers of the Chelsea vs. Roma soccer game. I purchased tickets to attend Saturday’s game at RFK Stadium and arrived by car with my daughter at roughly 6:45 p.m. for an 8 p.m. game. According to The Post, only about 21,000 tickets had been sold, so we mistakenly figured getting there 75 minutes before game time would be adequate. Upon arrival, there was not a single sign or employee to direct traffic. Parking lots were either not open or full. The D.C. police on duty tried to be helpful, but they had no idea what to tell people and ended up sending people in a giant, gridlocked circle around the stadium. At 8:15, with the game having started, no parking available and no end to the gridlock in sight, we simply left. There is no excuse for such a complete lack of preparedness.

Jeffrey Scharff, Potomac

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