Mayor, DC Government Release Operational Plan Ahead of World Series

The World Series kicks off tonight in Houston and if you, like our Washington Nationals (!!!), are headed to the games this weekend, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration has their service and logistical operations set as D.C. gets set to host its first World Series games in 86 years.

The Nats will open Nationals Park for watch parties tonight (Oct. 22) and tomorrow (Oct. 23) for Games 1 and 2.  Emergency no parking restrictions take effect today and will impact the commute in and around the neighborhoods surrounding Nationals Park.  Fans are strongly encouraged to utilize public transit or alternate means of transportation to get to and from the stadium.

Here is a complete set of restrictions and closures:

Road Access Restrictions

  • First Street SE, south of M Street SE, will be converted to one-way southbound operations, continuing west onto Potomac Avenue SE to South Capitol Street for each World Series home game and/or stadium watch party event. The following streets will be restricted to local and event traffic for all stadium watch parties and home games beginning at 2:00 p.m. until approximately midnight:

  • Van Street SE between M Street SE and N Street SE (access to residential parking garages will be permitted)

  • N Street SE between First Street SE and New Jersey Avenue SE (access to parking lots will be permitted)

  • Potomac Avenue SE from First Street SE to South Capitol Street SE

  • First Street SE: M Street SE to Potomac Avenue SE

Parking Restrictions

Emergency no parking restrictions will be in effect 24 hour a day beginning Tuesday, October 22, and will remain in place for World Series home games, unless otherwise signed. All vehicles that are parked in the area and in violation of the emergency no parking signs will be ticketed and towed. Motorists whose vehicles are towed should call 202-541-6083. The following streets are impacted:

  • First Street SE: I Street SE to Potomac Avenue SE*

  • First Street SE: M Street SE to Potomac Avenue SE*

  • N Place SE: First Street SE to dead-end at east end of block*

  • N Street SE: First Street SE to New Jersey Avenue SE*

  • Potomac Avenue SE: First Street SE to Capitol Street SE*

  • Half Street SE: M Street SE to N Street SE*

  • Van Street SE: M Street SE to N Street SE*

  • N Street SE: South Capitol Street to First Street SE*

  • Half Street SE: I Street SE to M Street SE

  • Potomac Avenue SW: South Capitol Street to First Street SW (north curb)

  • 2nd Street SW: R Street SW to T Street SW (east curb)

  • 3rd Street SE: M Street SE to I Street SE (west curb)

  • Cushing Place SE: M Street SE to L Street SE

  • I Street SE: Half Street SE to South Capitol Street (north curb)

  • K Street SE: New Jersey Avenue SE to South Capitol Street SE

  • L Street SE: New Jersey Avenue SE to South Capitol Street SE

  • M Street SE: South Capitol Street SE to 4th Street SE

  • M Street SW: South Capitol Street to First Street SW

  • South Capitol Street SE: L Street SE to N Street SE

*in effect 24 hours a day beginning October 22 and will remain in place for duration of World Series.

Road Closures

The following streets will be closed to all motorized vehicles for all home games and stadium watch parties beginning at 3 pm and reopen at approximately midnight:

  • Half Street SE between M Street SE and N Street SE

  • N Street SE between the Nationals Park GEICO parking garage (at Van Street SE) and First Street SE

  • N Place SE