Nationals ask District to pay to keep Metro open late for fans – WTOP
It is official, the Washington Nationals ownership is still really stupid. Rather than put down a $29,500 deposit on keeping the Metro going for an extra hour in the event of a really late game, they’ve asked the District to do it. Huh?
Metro requires organizations, like sports teams and event promoters, to provide a refundable deposit of $29,500 per hour of operation to keep the system running beyond normal operating hours. Most organizations, like the Capitals and the Redskins, have agreements with the transit agency in place. The Nationals do not.
Even Dan Snyder is willing to spend to set up a deposit! Dan Snyder!
Bob Short and Calvin Griffith approve this plan.
Ugh. Was a public relations nightmare really worth saving $29,500?