Music - Somethin' to hide and Winds of March by Journey
Photographed in 2002 using film. These photos were shot before the Montreal Expos moved here and became the Washington Nationals. When I shot R.F.K. Stadium in 2002, the facility was not used very much. I had a BLAST roaming around a basically vacant stadium. I could go everywhere.
RFK Stadium - Opened in 1961 and is still in use. Known as District of Columbia Stadium (D.C. Stadium for short) 1961 - 1968, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 1968 - present (R.F.K. Stadium for short).
Location - 2400 E. Capitol St. SE Washington, D.C.
Pre baseball configuration. The Expos have not yet relocated. RFK had not been used much since the Redskins moved. The field is set up for DC United soccer.
The service corridor that leads to the locker rooms.
The abandoned football pressbox. You can still see the DC ring of honor aournd the bottom of the upper deck. The ring of honor will be replaced when the Nationals move in.
This would be the eventual view from behind home plate. IF you look hard enough at the yellow seats in the upper deck, you will see two that are painted white. These seats are where Frank Howard launched 2 home runs. The seats are in left field and left center.
This shows where the Nats dugout will be put. This was also the Senators home dugout but it was removed after the team moved to Texas.
The statue in the middle of the photo is of Robert F. Kennedy.
Inside the Redskins old locker room at RFK.
Believe it or not, these are the RFK luxury boxes. This one was used by former Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke.
Another view of Cooks luxury box.
This is all that was left of the old 3rd base dugout. The stairs lead to the clubhouse.
As you can see, RFK lines up in a straight line with the Capital and the Washington monument.