The Washington Area Metro Transit Authority (WMATA) stated that the Potomac Avenue, Stadium-Armory, Minnesota Avenue and Deanwood stations will be closed for renewal work. Metro is spending over $5 billion dollars to renew their system.
DC United is playing the San Jose Earthquakes at RFK today, August 22, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.. Thus, ticket holders should allow extra time to get to the game since the Stadium-Armory station will be closed. Free shuttle bus service will be available.
The following excerpt detailing the closing was taken from the WMATA.com website:
Posted: Aug 19, 2015 Expiration: Aug 24, 2015
Weekend service adjustments August 21-23 for rebuilding
Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of August 21-23 with service adjustments on five rail lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.
This weekend, Yellow Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Green Line trains will operate every 15 minutes and Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes.
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday through closing Sunday, buses replace Orange Line trains between Eastern Market & Cheverly and Silver & Blue line trains between Eastern Market & Benning Road. Potomac Ave, Stadium-Armory, Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations will be closed. Trains outside the work area will operate every 15-16 minutes.
Metro is investing $5.5 billion to install new rail, ties, platforms, escalators, signals, lighting, communication systems, and more. It represents the largest capital investment — and work effort — since the system’s original construction in the early 1970s.