It doesn't matter which game you're going to. Prepare for a total nightmare.
That way, if you're stuck in traffic or waiting for a non-packed train after catching the Redskins, the Nationals or D.C. United in action tonight, it won't be a total surprise.
If everything ends up fine -- i.e., the track work on Metro and/or congestion on local streets and highways does not slow you down -- then you can feel smug, smug, smug all the way home.
Kick off for the 'Skins pre-season game against the Pittsburgh Steelers game starts at 7:30 p.m. at FedEx Field. Dr. Gridlock says "that means congestion on the Beltway, Largo-Landover Road, Central Avenue and the roads immediately around the stadium." The Morgan Boulevard station on the Blue Line is a mile walk to the stadium.
You could also avoid the football traffic by watching the Redskins game from home, right on NBCWashington. (ahem)
The Nationals' game against the Milwaukee Brewers starts a little earlier, at 7:05 p.m. South Capitol and M Streets, I-295 and the Southeast-Southwest Freeway are the spots to watch, according to Dr. Gridlock. Navy Yard, on the Green Line, is the closest stop.
D.C. United gets the ball rolling tonight at 7:30 p.m. The team plays LA Galaxy at RFK Stadium, so watch for congestion along I-295 and neighborhood streets. The Stadium-Armory stop on the Blue and Orange Lines is the closest stop.
Metro tells NBCWashington that scheduled maintenance work on its lines will continue through tonight and that passengers should add at least 30 minutes additional travel time, especially on the Red Line.