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Nationals Want Navy Yard Metro Station Adorned With A Curly W Logo

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You can get to Nationals Park on the Red Line by getting off at the Navy Yard Station. If you have tickets for a game and that's how you intend on getting there, then you probably know that already. But the Nats want to make it a little more obvious for those who might not be familiar with the Metro System, according to JD Land.

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At tonight's ANC 6D meeting, Nationals vice president Gregory McCarthy asked the commission to support the Nationals' request for a name change for the Navy Yard Metro station. But, instead of asking to add "Nationals Park" or "Ballpark" or "Baseball Stadium" or "[Insert Corporate Naming Rights Winner Here] Park" or some other permutation, the Nationals are asking that the Nationals' "Curly W" red logo be added to Metro's maps and signage instead. McCarthy said that focus groups with fans have indicated a strong identification with the logo, and, just as the Curly W appears on freeway signs around the area directing drivers to the stadium, the team wants the same icon to direct transit users.

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I wonder why they feel as though they need to do this. I'm not saying it's a bad idea, I just don't really know how many additional fans they'll draw in just because the Metro Stop that the stadium is near is more recognizable. Then again, I love the Curly W, so I'm looking forward to it.

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