The Washington Convention and Sports Authority (WCSA) and Sodexo announced today that Ben’s Chili Bowl, Ledo Pizza and Fat Face Bar-B-Que will now be offered at all events at RFK Stadium.
Additionally, Fat Face Bar-B-Que joins Papusa Man (authentic Mexican food) in providing food for tailgating in Parking Lot 8. For the D.C. United home opener only, Fat Face and Papusa Man will be located on the DC Armory Mall, where D.C. hip-hop star Wale will perform a pre-match concert at 6 p.m.
“We are always looking for ways to upgrade our service offerings so we partnered with Sodexo to add some favorites from local restaurants to our standard menu,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of the WCSA’s Sports, Entertainment and Special Events Division. “These restaurants are quintessential D.C. and a perfect match with RFK Stadium, a Washington institution.”
Each restaurant will offer a customized menu and have at least one location on the lower concourse dedicated to offering their products. A sampling of new menu items:
- Ben’s Chili Bowl (1 stand): Half-Smokes; Chili Dogs; Chili; Vegetarian Chili; Baked Beans; Coleslaw
- Ledo Pizza (2 stands): Pepperoni and Cheese pizza only; Hot Dog and Pizza combo
- Fat Face Bar-B-Que (1 stand): Pulled Brisket, North Carolina-style Pulled Pork and Grilled Chicken sandwiches; Fat Face All-Beef Barbeque Dogs
In addition to these new menu offerings, the Capital View Terrace will now offer a full menu and bar for Mezzanine level patrons. This will replace the in-seat service and enable patrons to receive their concessions more efficiently.
Ledo Pizza and Fat Face Bar-B-Que will be available starting with the D.C. United’s home opener Saturday. Ben’s Chili Bowl service will begin on April 17.
The blizzards of 2010 adversely affected the entire D.C. region and RFK Stadium was no exception. Mounds of snow were relocated to RFK Stadium Parking Lot 8 last February so city streets could be cleared for residents and visitors to safely conduct personal and business activities. Nonetheless, the plan to have the Access Road and a portion of Parking Lot 8 available by the D.C. United home opener has proceeded on schedule and both will be available for all games starting Saturday.
“We’ve made every effort to prepare our campus for the 2010 D.C. United season and the other great events that are hosted here annually, despite the unprecedented snowfall in the region,” said Moses. “D.C. United fans can rest assured there is plenty of room for their world-famous tailgating in all RFK Stadium parking lots including Lot 8.”
Use of the Access Road is important to United fans coming from Virginia for convenience and expedited access to the stadium grounds. All other parking lots are also available for use for each event.