Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium

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Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, informally known as RFK Stadium (or just RFK), is a professional sports stadium in the United States. Opened in October 1961 as D.C. Stadium, RFK was the home of the NFL’s Washington Redskins for 36 seasons, from 1961 through 1996. The Redskins moved to FedExField in suburban Maryland for the 1997 season. RFK Stadium also served as the home to the expansion Washington Senators of the American League from 1962 through 1971. For the 1972 season, the Senators moved to Arlington, Texas and were renamed the Texas Rangers, after the state-wide law enforcers of that same name. RFK now serves as the home of D.C. United of Major League Soccer and the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball’s National League. Concerts featuring renowned rock bands and performers still take place at the stadium. It has also hosted soccer matches in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and 2003 Women’s World Cup.

The stadium was renamed in January 1969 for U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in Los Angeles the previous June. As Attorney General, Kennedy’s Justice Department played a role in the racial integration of the Redskins, threatening not to let the team move into the federally-owned stadium until it promised to sign African American players.

A complex conversion is necessary, at a cost of $40,000 per switch, to move the stadium seating from the baseball to the soccer/football configuration and back again.

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2400 East Capitol Street SE
Washington DC 20003
United States
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Past Events

Saturday 14 April 2012
DAYGLOW - The World's Largest Paint Party
Alesso, David SolanoFestival
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington DC, United States
38.889764 -76.973788

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Saturday 26 November 2011
Fall Massive
Moby, Infected Mushroom, Armand van Helden, Martin Solveig, Skream, Diplo, Thunderball, BengaFestival
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington DC, United States
38.889764 -76.973788

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Saturday 12 March 2011
2011 Shamrock Festival
Dropkick Murphys, Carbon Leaf, Barleyjuice, DJ Q, Hotspur, The Mighty Regis, Scythian, DJ StylesFestival
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington DC, United States
38.889764 -76.973788

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Saturday 22 May 2010
DC101 Chili Cook Off
Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Switchfoot, Anberlin, Cage the Elephant, Tears of MarsConcert
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington DC, United States
38.889764 -76.973788

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Saturday 13 March 2010
Shamrock Festival
Train, The Roots, LMFAO, Street Dogs, The Tossers, Carbon Leaf, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, Enter The HaggisFestival
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington DC, United States
38.889764 -76.973788

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Saturday 16 May 2009
DC101 Chili Cook Off
Third Eye Blind, The Offspring, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Shinedown, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Niki Barr BandFestival
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington DC, United States
38.889764 -76.973788

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