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RFK Stadium

What historical events happened at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.? Take a look at some of our great stories and photos showing the old stadium, formerly known as D.C. Stadium.

The Senators greet the World Bank

World Bank group attends Washington Senators game at RFK (1962)

From the summer 1962 copy of the International Bank Notes (via World Bank Archives pages, PDF), we hear the story of World Bank President Eugene Black (from 1949-1963) arranging World Bank staff to take in Washington Senators baseball. According to...
aerial view of RFK stadium

Aerial View of RFK Stadium in the 1960s

We found this gem of a photo on Flickr. Source: Flickr user ddotphotos
The Beatles at D.C. Stadium in 1966

“Bigger Than Jesus” Beatles Play D.C. Stadium in ’66

Christianity will go … It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now. I don’t know which will go first-rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus...
RFK Stadium

Baseball is Back at RFK Stadium in 1987

Early GoDC reader and now occasional contributor, Jason, wrote a great post about the sad decline of the last local franchise to hold the Senators name. The city flirted with bringing a team back, including the Padres before the 1974...
Dave Freisleben modeling the Washington uniform

San Diego Padres Move to Washington for 1974 Season

Wait, what did you say? The Washington Padres? Yes, that’s right. This deal was pretty much signed, sealed and delivered when the Washington Post reported it on May 28th, 1973 in an article titled “Baseball’s Back! San Diego Padres Play...

Belgium v. Saudi Arabia: ’94 World Cup Game at RFK Stadium

It’s Sunday and you’re probably catching up on last week’s GoDC posts. Here’s a really quick one for you, and you’ll enjoy this if you’re a soccer fan. If you’re a casual fan, you may not remember that in 1994...
Eastern High School, 1700 E St. NE (Wikipedia)

Eastern High School: History of The Pride of Capitol Hill

I thought it would be a good to branch out and do a on Eastern High School (check them out on Facebook) near RFK Stadium. It’s a beautiful building at 1700 East Capitol St. NE, originally built in 1923. The...