October 22nd was a special day for long-time D.C. United fans and Washington, D.C. as a whole as the Black-and-Red closed out their run at RFK Stadium. From the Lot 8 tailgates to making the stands bounce one last time, Sunday was a bittersweet goodbye to one of the most iconic buildings in American soccer. Throughout the week and during the #LastCallatRFK weekend, fans took to social media to share their favorite memories from the venue. Here are some of the best.
Went to my first game in 96 against the Galaxy with my dad. Met my wife in Lot 8 in April of 2009. Amazing memories. #LastCallatRFK— Oscar Torres (@Oskerr) October 21, 2017
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It's been one hell of a ride RFK! Success, failure, laughs, tears.. But one things for sure! You're the best that's ever done it! @dcunited— Santino Quaranta (@SantinoQuaranta) October 22, 2017
A sido un honor jugar en el estadio RFK estos 2 años. Gracias a todos nuestros fans por el apoyo y nos vemos en Audi Field el próximo año pic.twitter.com/vIkRLYiGYf— Luciano Acosta (@LuchoAcosta94) October 23, 2017
Being a DC United fan since I was a just dork in braces, it was always my dream to play at RFK. Still remember like it was yesterday standing with the Screaming Eagles getting doused in beer after every goal! Been an honor to watch, support, and play in that timeless stadium. Bummed to be sidelined with injury for the last match here, but come out and support for one last time before next years move to Audi Field! #LastCallAtRFK #VamosUnited
Memories.#LastCallAtRFK— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) October 22, 2017
#lastcallatrfk too many memories to even begin but here are a few pics from waaaay back that my husband just dug up. MLS Cup '97, hurricane game vs Tampa Bay, my nieces making confetti from the old programs, horns before they were banned, game vs Leeds when I had a fever, Presthus's contact falling out, Olympics USA v Portugal and Italy v Ghana, Milan v Barcelona, USA v Jamaica, Cienfuegos, Valderama, Stoichkov, Paolo Maldini, Javier Zanetti, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, meeting the team after MLS Cup '96 Jesse Marsch on crutches, "ooh ahh Johnny Harkes", "Goooooose", Meet the team days, autograph sessions, taking my kids to their first games at 19 days and 16 days old. The bouncing, the cement falling, the raccoon, Jaime's orange hair before he successfully bleached it, referring to games as "going to see Bobby" in reference to Bobby Convey, flags from Bolivia, El Salvador, Argentina and on and on..... Arriving at RFK and feeling like coming home. It won't be the same anywhere else.
So many memories - '94 WC, '97 MLS Cup, first date with my future wife, watching my son play in a halftime game... #LastCallatRFK— DSteiger (@Steigs) October 20, 2017