Friday, June 26, 2015

Events DC Hosts Legendary Events at RFK Stadium

The Foo Fighters visit RFK Stadium, July 4th

From our events at Events DC...

The 2015 World Police and Fire Games Opening Ceremony and Foo Fighters’ 20th Anniversary Extravaganza Activate the RFK Stadium Campus Over the Next Two Weekends

Tonight, RFK Stadium will host more than 12,000 first responder athletes and other public safety agencies from all over the world for the World Police & Fire Games Opening Ceremony, beginning at 6 PM. Approximately 20,000 fans will gather for the ceremony at the iconic stadium which will include a parade of athletes, the lighting of the torch, the Athletes Oath and a post-ceremony musical concert celebration.

From June 26 to July 5, first responder athletes and other public safety agencies representing 70 countries will compete in 61 sporting events, in 53 different venues across the nation’s capital region. With approximately 12,000 hotel rooms reserved and an expected 30,000 visitors to the region, the 2015 Games will generate an estimated $60 to $80 million for the greater Washington, DC area during a traditionally slower period for the city. For information and tickets to the 2015 World Police and Fire Games, visit

“Over the next two weekends, Events DC looks forward to hosting more than 60,000 fans and visitors from around the globe to the RFK Stadium Campus for both the World Police and Fire Games Opening Ceremony and the Foo Fighters’ 20th anniversary concert,” said Erik A. Moses, senior vice president and managing director of Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for Washington, DC. “Both events are significant opportunities to continue to highlight the electricity of the Stadium Campus and to encourage visitors to experience all of the great hotels, restaurants and attractions that make the District a powerful destination. The length of the World Police and Fire Games across the greater Washington, DC region and the magnetism of the concert will leave a measurable and meaningful economic impact in our city.”

During the July 4 weekend, RFK Stadium will play host to the Foo Fighters’ 20th anniversary blowout. To mark the band’s milestone, the celebration will include an all-day affair featuring a BBQ, motorcycle rally and fireworks display at the Stadium Campus. The musical extravaganza will feature an all-star line-up of Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Trouble Funk, Trombone Shorty and more.

For ticketing information on the Foo Fighters’ 20th anniversary concert, visit RFK Stadium is easily accessible by Metrorail on the Blue/Orange/Silver lines (Stadium-Armory station) and numerous bus lines. On-site parking is also available.

About Events DC:
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, deliver premier event services and flexible venues across the nation's capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District's hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. For more information, please visit

About Fairfax 2015/World Police & Fire Games:
The World Police & Fire Games is one of the largest multi-sport, multi-venue events in the world. It draws more than 12,000 athletes from police, fire and other public safety agencies representing 70 countries competing in 1,600 medal events across 61 sports. Fairfax 2015 is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation established to organize, manage and operate all activities related to the 2015 Games. Hosted by Fairfax County, Virginia and held throughout the National Capital Region from June 26 to July 5, 2015, the Games strive to inspire, celebrate and honor our public safety officials.