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World Cup's USA vs. Belgium Watch Party Tuesday at Freedom Plaza

Several streets in the area will be closed all day, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Freedom Plaza will be the scene of a massive outdoor viewing party for the USA vs. Belgium World Cup soccer match Tuesday afternoon. Photo credit: AgnosticPreachersKid at en.wikipedia
Freedom Plaza will be the scene of a massive outdoor viewing party for the USA vs. Belgium World Cup soccer match Tuesday afternoon. Photo credit: AgnosticPreachersKid at en.wikipedia
Looking for a spot to watch the World Cup USA vs. Belgium game on Tuesday with a few friends? 

The place to be is a giant outdoor party sponsored by the city and others on Freedom Plaza. 

Mayor Vincent C. Gray along with the DowntownDC BID, Events DC, D.C. United, DC Water, Akridge, Pepco and CBS 94.7 will host a Viewing Party of the USA vs. Belgium World Cup match on a large screen on Freedom Plaza.

The event is free and open to the public. Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted.
                                   
Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis from the Tommy Show on 94.7 Fresh FM will serve as emcees for the pre-game kickoff beginning at 3 p.m.

DC Water will host water stations throughout the event.

Organizers are warning that the event will likely create a big traffic headache for the evening commute for those who work in the area.

Due to street closures and parking restrictions, Metrorail is recommended. Both Metro Center (Red, Blue and Orange) and Federal Triangle (Blue, Orange) are within walking distance of Freedom Plaza. 

There are numerous Capital Bikeshare stations throughout DowntownDC, maps and additional transportation information may be found at downtowndc.org/gettingaround.
 
The following street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect from 9am – 9pm, Tuesday, July 1 in the following locations:
  • Pennsylvania Avenue from 13th Street to 14th Street, NW
  • E Street from 13th Street to 14th Street, NW
  • 13th Street from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
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Travelers should be advised afternoon rush hour on 14th Street may be slow going as increased pedestrian volume is anticipated. Alternate routes are recommended.

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