DCShutdown

 

Our tickets and tailgate packages are sold out- over 300 sold!!!

You can still get tickets on the secondary market- we are in sections 439-442.

You can still drop in and party with us at the tailgate-just BYOB and food.

 

On Sunday September 13, 2015, fans of the Miami Dolphins are taking over takeover of FedEx Field at the Miami VS Washington game. This event is organized by the NoVA Dolfans and it's sister group The Valley Finatics.   We have sold over 300 tickets to both the game and tailgate.  We will be taking over the West EndZone Party decks above sections 439-443. These are Standing Room Only "seats".

A Note on SRO seating.  Basically, The Redskins removed the seats from a row making room for two people to stand. They divided these rows into a "Rail" row and a 2nd row behind the rail.  What that means in the person with the Rail assignment is in front and has unimpeded views while the person behind has to look over or between the people in front.  We are buying all the "Rail" seats until they run out, then if needed will buy the ones behind these.  The Rail has a small counter for beverages and food.

BOOM!

Dolfans will do what Congress threatens all the time and Shut-Down DC!

If you have been to one of the great DolfansNYC Met-life takeovers, then you know how this works. This will be a weekend event kicking off with a meet and greet Dolfan Party hosted at NoVA Dolfans' very own Mellow Mushroom Bar and Restaurant in Herndon, VA on Saturday night.  Miami Sports Music and Solo D La Musica are our masters of ceremony for the weekend. All fans, local and out of town alike are invited to come join the celebration.  We will have all sorts of activities, raffles and fundraisers  happening.  Hopefully  a few well know guests will make an appearance. The Mellow Mushroom has obtained some nicer seats and will be "raffling them off". You get a raffle ticket with every bucket of Coronas you order so pretty good odds there. Party starts at 5pm and officially closes down at 10 so you all can get a good nights sleep before the tailgating Sunday (feel free to stay until they kick you out but us organizers need some sleep lol)

Sunday starts off with charter busses leaving the Mellow Mushroom and heading out to FedEx Field for the giant tailgate to be held in the bus parking lot (burgandy on the parking map). Charter bus cost is $25 per person ($300 if you throw up and cost us a cleaning deposit)

The Tailgate: We will be putting on a great tailgate with music and games, as well as some great grilling and beverages. Tickets will be sold in advance for the tail gate if you want to eat or drink. Want to decide last minute? No worries; just BYOB and join the festivities. Hopefully we can convince some Dolphins personnel to join us. Cost for the tailgate if you want the food and beverages is $25

The Big Game:  We have arranged to get a large block of tickets for the upper end zone party deck in the 400 level. These "seats" are actually standing room only terraces with assigned spaces. A whole lot of noise can be generated from this area due to the metal scaffold designed floors! There is a countertop ledge along the railing for your beverages and food.

Post game: the buses need to get out of there fairly quickly, so don't get delayed to much! We will return to the Mellow Mushroom for a post game celebration of our crushing victory. (This is an unorganized activity)

 

FAQs

How much for tickets?

Tickets are sold out: if you want to sit near us try re-salers and look for sections 439-442

A seat on a Charter Bus roundtrip is $25  Sold Out

Tailgate tickets are $25  Sold Out  please feel free to drop in BYOB

DC-Shutdown T-shirts $20 Small-XL   XXL-3XL $25

Complete Package: $130-Game ticket, charter bus ride, tailgate and T-shirt!

How do I order tickets?

Email: Chad@NovaDolfans.com and let them know what events you want the tickets for. We will direct you on how to order your tickets though Paypal.

What if I already have a ticket to the game somewhere else, can I still do the tailgate?

Absolutely but you may want to sell that ticket and join us where the party is!

Where is the Mellow Mushroom?

1030 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170

Where should I stay if I am coming for the weekend?

 

Extended Stay America in Herndon across the street from our bar is offering the following rates and have a large block of rooms for us. Call their direct local line at 703.481.5363

1 Queen bed $71.99

2 Double Beds: $80.99
These rooms have kitchens and full sized fridges for your beer!
grab and go breakfast included
Hotel went through a recent renovation so nice and clean.
Did I mention it's a 2 minute walk to our bar and the kick off point for the charter busses?

Priceline rates are $123 right now for same rooms!
Just make sure you mention Dolphins Fan Group to get that rate

http://www.extendedstayamerica.com/hotels/dc/washington-dc/herndon-dulles

Address: 1021 Elden St, Herndon, VA 2017

Travel:
Airports:
Dulles International is close to Herndon ( 7 minutes ) so easy if you are planning on staying near all the NoVA Dolfans activities as well as the Extended Stay America Hotel.  It is a 40 minute drive into the city from there.
Reagan National Airport is located just over the river from DC in Alexandria Airport.  It is about 40 minutes from Herndon and 20 Minutes to FedEx Field from there.  If you want to stay near the city for sight seeing this is the easier Airport.
Train/Metro
Union Station located downtown DC is the main train station.  From there metro rail can get you pretty much anywhere in the area you would need to go.  There are two stops near Fedex Field- about a mile walk for either and the Silver line goes almost out to Dulles Airport. The last stop is about 3-4 miles from Extended Stay America and The Mellow Mushroom.  It's a short Uber or cab ride from there.
For info on Metro rail and buss service go to http://www.wmata.com/rail/?forcedesktop=1
Cab/Uber  
There are plenty of cabs inside DC and at metro points but few and far between outside of it. Outside of the city plan on calling a local cab.
Uber and other car services are prolific here-down load your favorite providers ap.
Charter bus
We will reserve buses for advance ticket holders.  We will not be able to take last minute reservations.  The busses will leave promptly at the designated times- DO NOT MISS the bus or you will be doing the metro.
Can we drink on the bus?
Yes, but please be reasonable, we will have kids there as well and if you throw up it will cost you our $300 cleaning deposit.  That goes for the return trip as well.   It is less than an hour to the stadium in Landover MD
How can I help?
First- spread the word! The more Dolfans the better.
Want to help volunteer?  If your local and can help we have a lot of organizing and work to do just before the weekend and would love your help.  We will have a list posted of things we need help with and who to contact listed here.
Game day help needed.
We need to get things loaded and unloaded for the tailgate!  Like to grill? we have that job as well.  We will need 10-20 people helping out with the tailgate in general, especially as we break it down and get into the game on time!
Will you have DCShutDown T-shirts, hats and other cool stuff?
Why yes we will.  You can Pre-order them with your tickets and they will be available at the Party as well as before the game at the tailgate.
Where can I find Stadium and Parking Information:
Event Times:
Saturday 5pm till closing: NoVA/DC Dolfans Meet and Greet pre game Party
5pm -6pm DJ and meet and greet-get your raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items-we are donating proceeds from this to the Miami Dolphins Foundation  Our goal is to raise at least $2500 for the foundation.
6pm -kick off by Miami Sports Music
Raffle winners being picked all night for items donated by the club and or Miami Dolphins
10pm- officially shutting down but feel free to stick around and  help us pack up- lol.
Sunday:
7:30 am Charter buses loading
8:00am Busses depart
9am- Fedex Field opens parking gates
9:30-12:15  DCShutDown Tailgate in RV/Bus parking lot
12:15-Tailgate break down and head into the game!
1:30-4:30 Dolphin fans get so loud Redskins fall apart so bad they consider changing their name out of embarrassment.
5:30  Charter Busses Loaded and leaving
6:30  Charter busses arrive at Mellow Mushroom- celebrate as desired at the bar!

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