The World Cup is over. Now what??
If you and the kids need a soccer fix to help with the withdrawal or are ready to move onto another game altogether, there are some great pro sports events happening this weekend. Here’s some action to get your team cheering again.
Washington Capitals Fan Fest
It may not be hockey season, but you can celebrate the Caps this Saturday, July 17, at the Summer 2010 Fan Fest. The free event will take place at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington and will include an autograph session with Brooks Laich and future Caps players, inflatable games and face painting, a scrimmage match, equipment sales, and open skate time. The public is invited, but season ticket holders will get first crack at the equipment. The festivities begin at 8am and run through 2:30pm. See the Washington Capitals website to RSVP and view the complete schedule of events.
Washington Mystics vs. Chicago Sky
If you thought the basketball season ended with the Laker’s championship win, think again. Our city’s WNBA team is in the midst of a pretty good season with a winning record and the 2nd place spot in the Eastern Conference so far. Sunday’s 4pm game will be their third meeting against Chicago, and since the teams split the first two games, this one should be exciting. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
Washington Kastles vs. Boston Lobsters – Family Night
With the lull between Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, this is a great way to keep the tennis enthusiasm alive. For the full scoop on the Washington Kastles, see this post from a few weeks ago. The Sunday, July 18, match against the Lobsters (no offense to Boston, but I think we should win on the team name alone), is also a Family Night. Along with some exciting tennis, there will be moon bouncing, face painting, and other USTA-sponsored events for kids. Purchase individual tickets through Ticketmaster, prices start at $15.
DC United vs. LA Galaxy
If you are really jonesing for some soccer, you can catch a DC United game tomorrow, July 15, against the Seattle Sounders. But if you can hang in there until the weekend, you can take advantage of Volkswagen’s 2-Game Test Drive and get a 25% discount on two soccer matches—the first against the LA Galaxy this Sunday, July 18, and the second against FC Dallas on August 14. This weekend’s game begins at 7:30pm, and the first 5,0000 fans to arrive will receive free T-shirts on top of a great night of soccer. Test Drive tickets start at $38 and can be purchased through the DC United website.