Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

10/03/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/03/2023 15:21

Metro, Washington Commanders team up to provide late night service after Thursday night game against Bears through joint promotional agreement

For immediate release: October 3, 2023

Metro will provide late night service support to ensure everyone can effectively plan their travel after the conclusion of Thursday night's game between the Washington Commanders and the Chicago Bears.

Additionally, Metro and the Commanders are excited to announce a five-year joint promotional agreement that will invest in promoting Metro as the optimal travel option to and from games.
"This supports our strategic transformation plan to be customer centric, grow ridership, and be a great regional partner," said General Manger and Chief Executive Officer Randy Clarke. "We look forward to the many ways we can partner with the Commanders as they build a World Champion organization."
"We welcome this partnership to ensure our fans have accessible public transit options to get to the game and stay late through the end of the 4th quarter this Thursday night," said Washington Commanders Team President Jason Wright. "Metro has always been a reliable option for our fans, and we are excited to expand this partnership as we continue to improve the overall guest experience on gamedays, which includes arriving to and departing from FedExField. We look forward to seeing everyone Thursday night."
After the game, Downtown Largo and Morgan Blvd stations will take fans anywhere they need to go in the rail system. Last trains will be held at transfer stations so customers can make their connection to any of Metro's 98 stations.
  • Fans who choose to catch the last Blue Line train at Downtown Largo should arrive to the station by 12:25 a.m.
  • Fans who choose to catch the last Silver Line train at Downtown Largo should arrive to the station by 12:32 a.m.
  • Fans who choose to catch the last Blue Line train at Morgan Blvd should arrive to the station by 12:27 a.m.
  • Fans who choose to catch the last Silver Line train at Morgan Blvd should arrive to the station by 12:34 a.m.
All customers who arrive at Morgan Boulevard and Downtown Largo by the last train times will be accommodated. During the extended service period, fans only will be able to enter at Downtown Largo and Morgan Boulevard, the stations closest to FedExField. All other stations will be exit only. Customers should be advised that the walk between FedExField to Morgan Boulevard and Downtown Largo Stations can take more than 20 minutes, depending on crowds and other factors.
For trip planning, fans are encouraged to use MetroPulse to check real-time train arrivals and departures.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the national capital area. Metro began building its rail system in 1969, acquired four regional bus systems in 1973, and began operating the first phase of Metrorail in 1976. Today, Metrorail serves 98 stations and has 128 miles of track. Metrobus serves the nation's capital 24 hours a day, seven days a week with nearly 1,600 buses. Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of approximately 4 million within a 1,500-square mile jurisdiction. Metro began its paratransit service, MetroAccess, in 1994.
The Washington Commanders, owned by a group of investors led by Managing Partner Josh Harris, were founded in Boston in 1932 and are one of the original members of the NFL's Eastern Division. The Washington Commanders relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937 and have since become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and one recipient of the Walter Payton Man of The Year Award, Darrell Green. A proud and storied franchise, the team has won five World Championship titles, including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Since 1997, the team has played its home games at FedExField, a multi-purpose stadium located in Landover, MD. Washington Commanders Football Operations are headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, at the OrthoVirginia Training Center at Commanders Park, and Business Operations are headquartered at FedExField.