RFK Stadium

First and Figures

Status: Community use

Address: 2400 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC

Capacity: 45,250 opening day; 56,000 (current)

Cost to construct: $24 Million; $18 Million renovation

Architect: Osborn Engineering

Owner: Wahsington DC

Former Naming: D.C. Stadium


The Field

Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature: Huge stadium, round with 5 tiers.

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

Left Field:  335

Left Center:  380

Center Field:   408

Right Center:  380

Right Field:  335


Opening Day and Firsts

Opening Date:  April 9, 1962

Opponent: Detroit Tigers 

Results:  Senators 4 Tigers 1

Attendance:  44,383

First Hit: Jake Wood

Winning Pitcher: Bennie Danials

Losing Pitcher: Don Mossie


Umpires: Charlie Berry, Joe Paparella, Eddie Hurley, Hank Soar

Managers: Mickey Vernon, Senators, Bob Scheffing, Tigers

Starting Pitchers: Bennie Daniels, Senators; Don Mossi, Tigers

Ceremonial Pitch: President John F. Kennedy



Hosted Events

World Series:  0

All Star Games:  1962, 1969


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