WASHINGTON - Many Nationals fans are scrambling to figure out how they are going to get home from Nationals Park in light of the news that Metro will not be opening past midnight to accommodate those in attendance for the big NLDS Game 5 against the Dodgers.
With an 8:08 p.m. start, many expect the game to end after Metro closes. But instead of going with alternative options that include taxicabs or ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, many Nationals fans are turning to social media to plan out cost-friendlier ways to get to and from Nats Park and are even making new friends while at it.
Using the hashtag #NatsRide, Game 5 attendees are reaching out with fellow Nats fans in need to get to the ballpark.
While others are seeking a ride for the game:
What a great idea! Anyone have room for two going to Springfield VA after the game? #NatsRide— Buck Walker (@bwalker12thdoc) October 13, 2016
#NatsRide anyone driving out to Vienna?— Katie Secrist (@gnsmom01) October 12, 2016
Some Good Samaritans, who don’t even have a ticket, are even offering to drive people home from the game.
just saw all this #NatsRide stuff. this is BRILLIANT. i'm not going to the game tomorrow, but i volunteer to drive nats fans home. 4 seats.— jennrubenstein (@jennrubenstein) October 12, 2016
@half_st_irr Offer: ride home from Nats Park to the McLean or Tysons Corner area. Free, but donations accepted.— Rachael Hamlet (@Rachael_Hamlet) October 12, 2016
Many also say they are just impressed by the generosity and dedication of Nationals fans. Let's hope the good vibes continue Thursday and lead to a Nats win!
proud of you guys with the #NatsRide thing. If the universe is at all fair, the day will end with an amazing Curly W— JWerth's Beard (@JWerthsBeard) October 12, 2016
#NatsRide is probably the best hashtag in a while. Thank you Nats fans for being so dedicated to the team and for being great people too!— Spenser Clark (@spenser_clark) October 12, 2016