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- On game days, traffic volumes surge on Landover Road, Central Avenue, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and the eastern side of the Capital Beltway. There are no major changes in the road configurations this year. The same old guidance applies: Leave home early, because the traffic will be at its worst in the two hours before kickoff.
- Three Beltway interchanges at Landover Road, Arena Drive and Central Avenue offer access to FedEx Field. The Landover Road and Arena Drive exits tend to be the most crowded, especially Landover Road as game time approaches. Central Avenue, the southernmost of the three exits, is the one that the Maryland State Highway Administration recommends to minimize delays.
- Consider Beltway alternatives. For example, a Northern Virginia driver could come across the 14th Street Bridge on Interstate 395, cross the Anacostia River via Pennsylvania Avenue, pick up Minnesota Avenue SE, turn right on B Street SE, right again on East Capitol Street, which becomes Central Avenue, then take Morgan Boulevard north to the stadium.
- Get driving directions to FedEx field
- The parking lots usually open four hours before game time. When there are special events in the lots, they will open at noon. Drivers leaving the lots after games will be directed to dedicated lanes to ease congestion. Watch the stadium personnel and the overhead lane lights.
- Tailgating is permitted in all the parking lots. People who want to tailgate in more than one space will be directed to the back of the lots, where they can take up additional space until it's needed for other parkers. Single-space tailgaters will be directed to the front of the lots.
- Map of parking lots
- The Blue Lineís Morgan Boulevard Station is the closest to FedEx. The stadium is a little less than a mile north along a slightly uphill sidewalk. Largo Town Center Station, also on the Blue Line, is the next closest. After each game, Metro says, it will have extra trains available.
- Metrorail will stay open until 1 a.m. to get fans home from late games. The last Blue Line train headed toward Franconia-Springfield leaves Largo Town Center at 12:24 a.m. and Morgan Boulevard at 12:27 a.m. If the game goes into overtime, trains will be available, the transit authority says.
- Parking is free on weekends at Metrorail lots and garages, with two exceptions. If you park at the Morgan Boulevard or Largo stations from three hours before the game to two hours afterward and donít use Metrorail, you must pay $25 with a SmarTrip card for parking. The reusable cards cost $5. Metrorail riders who park at those two stations on game days should use SmarTrip cards to pay for their train rides, so they can avoid paying the special event fee when they exit the parking areas.
- WMATA's Metrorail trip planner
- No Metrobuses run to FedEx field.
- View bus routes and schedules
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