Matchday Checklist

The BLACKOUT is here. We are excited for United’s first home playoff match in five years. Below is a list of events to help fans get the most out of your matchday experience at RFK Stadium. Be sure to wear black on Saturday to help blackout RFK. Playoff tickets available online


Capital Soccer Show:  Download and listen to it on your way to the stadium or while you tailgate. Hosts Greg Roche (DC101) and Sebastian Salazar breakdown the team's current form and interview soccer personalities from around MLS and U.S. Soccer.

Parking benefits for VW owners: If you drive a Volkswagen, you are eligible for two great parking benefits. VW offers free parking to the first 50 Volkswagens that park in Lot 4. Arrive early! The lot fills quickly. Volkswagen owners that park in Lot 8 (full parking rates apply) are eligible to park in a special section that is normally reserved for Season Ticket Holders. Learn more.

Lot 8 Tailgate and Food Trucks: The Lot 8 Tailgate opens two and a half hours prior to kickoff and features fun activities for fans of all ages. Get a taste of the town from local DC food trucks Bada Bing, DC Slices, and Doug the Food Dude. Tailgaters typically gather on the lawn for corn hole and other games. 

Living Social Redemption: For those fans who purchased their tickets through United partner Living Social, all ticket redemption will be at Gate A on the day of the game.


Roster Sheet: Be sure to pick up a roster sheet for the evening’s match-up, complete with a brief preview of D.C. United vs New York Red Bulls. Unfortunately, the sudden change in the match date prevented us from producing a Matchday program.

Be a Good Sport: D.C. United and Budweiser encourage fans to drink responsibly. Head to Gate A to make the pledge to be the designated driver for your friends and receive a free soda, Good Sport promotional items, and the chance to win a cool prize-pack. Learn more.

Get the Gear: Our Team Store is located at RFK Stadium’s Main Gate, and offers the best selection of official D.C. United gear. Visit the team store on the day of the game, or online at

VW GarageThe Volkswagen Garage is located field-level in the north endzone, and it has been given a Playoff makeover just in time for the BLACKOUT. During the Playoffs, fans will have the opportunity to take pictures with D.C. United’s 4 previous MLS Cup trophies. The garage also features face painting, Olsen's Obstacles, Meet the Fleet, a photobooth, and tons of cool giveaways for United fans. Learn more.

Food specialties: RFK Stadium offers everything from pupusas and carne asada to hot dogs and fries, plus a good selection of beers and drinks. You can grab food at a vendor's stand or try the Capitol View Club a pub-style eatery located on the Mezzanine level behind section M-17. List of food and beverage locations.


You know what to do - cheer and sing in support of D.C. United for 90 minutes. If you need help you can use our mobile guest services or visit the Guest Services booth located behind section 307.

POST-MATCH Be sure to check on your mobile device or your computer for match highlights, a recap, and analysis.

Departing Lot 8: The District Department of Transportation has begun a construction project that prevents fans from exiting Lot 8 via the 395 access road. Please use our detour directions and map when exiting Lot 8.