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Baseball or Football Games for visit October 2014

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Baseball or Football Games for visit October 2014

Hi, us Aussie family are visiting Washington 3-5 October 2014. We would love to go and see a Baseball game or even one of your football games. Is it your season then and if so, how do we go about seeing if there are any games being played at 'Home' as they call it. Thanks

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1. Re: Baseball or Football Games for visit October 2014

I just looked at the Nationals (baseball) schedule for next year. Unless they go to the playoffs, they won't be playing any games when you are here.

As for the Redskins, I've yet to see a schedule for 2014.

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2. Re: Baseball or Football Games for visit October 2014

NFL schedules are usually released in April.

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3. Re: Baseball or Football Games for visit October 2014

The football schedule won't be announced until mid-2014, but you've got a reasonable chance the Redskins might be playing on Sunday the 5th. Your risk is that they are either away, on their bye week, or playing on Thursday or Monday that week. So I'd say the odds of a Sunday home game are about 40%.

That period will also be the first round of the baseball playoffs. The Nationals will hopefully qualify, but we won't know until the week or two prior. And they may go on the road. If they are home, the tickets will be expensive, but the games absolutely worth attending as the crowd at the playoff games is electric.

That should also be around the start of hockey season. Washington Capitals NHL hockey games at the Verizon Center are also a good time.

So between the three sports, you've got a shot at someone being home.

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4. Re: Baseball or Football Games for visit October 2014

As some have said, baseball may not be an option, depending on whether the Nationals make the playoffs next year or not, but there are a couple of other options as well. College football is a big deal in the US as well as the professionals. The University of Maryland is in suburban Washington in College Park, Maryland and could be accessed via Metro. They have already released their schedule for 2014 and will be playing Ohio State at home that Saturday, October 4. This is likely to be a big game at Maryland, so if you're interested, I would keep my eyes open late summer (July-August) to the University of Maryland's website (www.umterps.com) to see when single game tickets may be made available.

While Maryland is the bigger player locally in college football, there are several other smaller schools that play college football, although not on the same scale as Maryland. You could check Georgetown University, Howard University, or Catholic University for their schedules next summer. Tickets to any of their games should be available at the gate for those games.

Another option could be to go an hour north to Baltimore to see the Baltimore Ravens play (another nearby NFL team) or (if you have access to a car) about 45 minutes east to Annapolis to the US Naval Academy to see Navy's college football team play.

A couple of things to remember as you're looking at schedules, college football is usually played on Saturdays (although sometimes on Thursdays as well) and the NFL is usually played on Sundays (with some Monday and Thursday games).

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5. Re: Baseball or Football Games for visit October 2014

Be aware that professional football tickets are pretty expensive. For example, for the next Washington football game, tickets in the nosebleed section are going for $130 each. You'll pay less than half of that for tickets to a college football game, such as the University of Maryland. (And the seats will be much closer to the field.)

A good site for buying all sorts of tickets at a discount is StubHub. People who have tickets they aren't going to use put them on StubHub to sell and you can usually get a good deal. www.stubhub.com

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6. Re: Baseball or Football Games for visit October 2014

Thanks to all of you for your help on this one. We were just sitting down in our lounge room today watching a baseball game (Detroit v Athletics) couldn't believe how many people go. I will go online closer to the time to see the option of the College football.

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7. Re: Baseball or Football Games for visit October 2014

With regard to the Detroit-Oakland game you saw, it's part of the play-offs leading up to the World Series. Play-off games will always sell out. An average Tuesday night game in July? Not so much.

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