Correction: RFK Stadium's 50th birthday is on Saturday. It was originally listed as being last Tuesday.â†µ
RFK Stadium was once the premier sports complex in Washington D.C. Now, it's an aging facility that only hosts D.C. United (which probably won't be for long) and special events. Still, it holds a special place in many resident's hearts, so it's only fitting to commemorate its 50th birthday. Yes, it was October 1, 1961 when the facility was built.â†µ
The Washington Post has a more detailed tribute that leads with this line:â†µ
On its 50th birthday, we can’t offer the aging, groaning stadium behemoth a sip from the fountain of youth or pretend that a once-fresh face hasn’t weathered and celebrated decades worth of storms, losses and cathartic triumph. What we can offer is a whiff of nostalgia, a look back at a stadium that has seen its fair share of highs (think Jurgensen, Mitchell, Huff) and bottom-of-the-ninth, soul crushing walk-off home run lows (think the Washington Senators).â†µ
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