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Hampton Star Wide Receiver Getting the Most Out of His Summer

Photo courtesy Hampton University sports information

On the football field, T.J. Mixson is a standout wide receiver for the Hampton University football team. He’s done well in the classroom too, having walked at graduation this past spring with his bachelor’s degree in sports management. This coming fall, as he plays his final season of college football, Mixson will be a graduate student working toward his master’s degree in sports administration.

Pepsi Fan Fest

Join us for a celebration with live music, entertainment, games and vendors of all kinds prior to kickoff!

#NationsClassic x #BCFest Giveaway

News: Hampton Releases 2016 Football Schedule

HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton University football team has released its 2016 schedule, a slate that includes five home games.
 
"It's a good schedule," head coach Connell Maynor, who is entering his third season, said. "We get an FBS program to start in Old Dominion and that will be tough, but we look forward to the challenge. It's a tough conference schedule; we won five MEAC games last year, so we're gonna see if we can get those five again this year and then pick up the other three."
 

The NFC Experience

Sep 17
3:30 PM | RFK Stadium, Washington, DC | $25 (Lower Bowl) - $50 (Mezz Level)

AT&T Nation’s Football Classic®

Tickets on sale now for the 2016 AT&T Nation's Football Classic® - September 17, 2016 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC.

Howard University vs. Hampton University

Tickets on sale NOW!

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Check out the action from 2015

Sep 15
6:30 PM | Location TBD (Washington, DC) | $30

Technoir: The Innovator's Classic

Sep 17
12:00 PM | RFK Stadium Festival Grounds, Washington, DC | Free

Pepsi Fan Fest

Join us for a celebration with live music, entertainment, games and vendors of all kinds prior to kickoff!

Sep 18
11:00 AM | Bar Louie, Washington, DC | Free

#HashtagLunchbagDC

Sep 18
11:00 AM | Howard University, Washington, DC | Free

Chapel Service

Get to the game early for the Pepsi Fan Festival! The Pepsi Fan Festival is a pre-game ultimate tailgate held on the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds, featuring games, music, food trucks, sponsor booths and activities for all ages. Previous performers have included national recording artists Adrian Marcel, Eric Bellinger, Jeremih, Raheem DeVaughn, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Sugar Bear and E.U., Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat and more!

Please stay tuned for more updates and announcements on pre-game activities!

Tailgate information for 2016 will be made available at a later date.  

General RFK Stadium Tailgating Guidelines

With famous sights, free attractions, great hotels and countless restaurants, Washington, DC is the perfect backdrop for the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic®. DC has evolved into a cosmopolitan city with renewed energy across the nation’s capital, from the city’s vibrant core to its diverse neighborhoods. DC ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations in numerous travel publications: #1 Best City for Sports Travel by Hotels.com; #1 - Forbes 2014 List of America’s Coolest Cities; #3 Best Places to Visit in the USA US News & World Report; #7 for Traveler’s Choice for Top 25 TripAdvisor.

Visit Destination DC to learn more about opportunities for fun and exploration in the District.

Click here to visit Washington.org

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, the historic D.C. sports venue that has entertained spectators with its crowd-pleasing sightlines since 1961, is affectionately known as "RFK" around the globe. The home turf for professional, collegiate and high school games during its history, RFK was the first major stadium designed specifically as a multisport facility for both football and baseball and is the current home for Major League Soccer's D.C. United. The host of top-selling concerts, charitable events and international sporting events, RFK Stadium has a capacity for 45,000+ visitors, features a natural grass playing field and has modern locker rooms, lounge areas and club rooms for private and group affairs.

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The AT&T Nation's Football Classic® was created to celebrate the passion and tradition of the college football experience; recognize the history of service to others by the students, faculty and alumni of historically black colleges and universities; highlight the unity of African-American culture; and honor the heritage and excellence of these proud institutions.

Organized by Events DC, the inaugural AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® was held on September 1, 2011 at RFK Stadium.

The AT&T Nation's Football Classic® is much more than a game - the Classic weekend includes an array of elements unique to the black college experience. 

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Hotel Information & Directions

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001
$145/night
Reservations: call 1 (888) 591-1234 or (202) 737-1234
http://washingtondc.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

 

RFK Stadium
2400 E Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Metro and Directions

RFK Stadium is easily accessible by Metrorail’s Blue/Orange Line. Stop is Stadium-Armory Station.
Metrorail Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 5 a.m. – midnight

Friday: 5 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Saturday: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Sunday: 7 a.m. – midnight

For Metrobus schedules and additional Metro information, please visit www.wmata.com.

From National Airport
Exit National Airport and follow signs for I-395 and 50 West to Washington. On the George Washington Parkway, take the exit for I-395 North. Stay on 395 North, across the Potomac River, for about three miles. Once past the Maine Avenue exit, stay in the left lane of the freeway. I-395 will exit right, to the Capitol and Senate buildings. Do not follow I-395 North; stay left for the stadium. Proceed straight ahead in the left lanes to the exit at Sixth Street Southeast and Navy Yard. At the bottom of the ramp, go left at the traffic light onto 6th Street. Stay on 6th Street for .05 miles to Independence Avenue. Turn right onto Independence Avenue and stay on Independence Avenue for 1.1 miles to 19th Street. Turn left onto 19th Street and travel one block to East Capitol Street. Turn right on East Capitol Street to the stadium.

From Union Station
Go east from Union Station along Massachusetts Avenue. Continue past Stanton Square on Massachusetts Avenue to Lincoln Park (at 12th Street). Go around Lincoln Park to East Capitol Street and turn right onto East Capitol Street. Follow East Capitol Street to the stadium.

From I-66 and Constitution Avenue
Follow Constitution Avenue east past the Capitol to Maryland Avenue. Turn left on Maryland Avenue and go two blocks to Stanton Square. At Stanton Square, turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue. On Massachusetts Avenue, follow directions from Union Station.

From I-95/Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Baltimore
Follow I-95 South (merge with I-495 toward Virginia). Exit onto the Baltimore-Washington Parkway South toward D.C. On the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, follow the signs toward I-295. Take the East Capitol Street exit.

RFK Stadium Parking Map

Metrorail & Metrobus
Washington, DC has one of the safest, cleanest and most efficient transportation systems in the world. Metrorail and Metrobus are the most convenient ways to get around DC, with Metrobus providing connections for locations not serviced by Metrorail. Metrobus runs a total of 338 routes throughout the city and the Greater Washington, DC area. Metro operates from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. on weekends.

Click here for more information on Metrorail & Metrobus

Taxis, Rental Cars & Parking
DC has one of the highest taxi-to-citizen rations in the country with more than 6,000 taxis servicing the city. Rental cars are another option. All the major rental companies have locations throughout DC, and most have offices at the airports.

Most hotels have parking facilities located within their structure and visitors can find convenient street or garage parking with Spot Here, an app that helps drivers find and reserve parking at select locations.

Click here for more information on getting around DC

Our 2016 Partners

News & Gallery

Photo courtesy Hampton University sports information
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
On the football field, T.J. Mixson is a standout wide receiver for the Hampton University football...
Friday, February 12, 2016
HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton University football team has released its 2016 schedule, a slate that...
Friday, September 25, 2015
Hampton claims victory and bragging rights in their 1000th game in historic rivalry against Howard...

Media Credentials

All media must submit a request for credentials to the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic®. Please check back for information on 2016!

The AT&T Nation’s Football Classic® media credentials are reserved for working print, online and broadcast journalists as well as sports analysts with commercial news organizations and recognized publications.

Credential Request Closed

Tickets & Pricing

Lower Bowl: $25 (+ tax and fees)
Be close to the action and the bands!

(Howard = Home; Hampton = Visitor)

Tickets are on sale NOW!

Purchase Tickets

 

Mezzanine: $50 (+ tax and fees)
Covered seating area with optimal view of the entire field!

(Howard = Home; Hampton = Visitor)

Tickets are on sale NOW!

Purchase Tickets

Suite
Entertaining guests or a small group? RFK Stadium offers private suite options ranging from 12-16 seats. Available for a limited time.

For information or to purchase, contact nfctickets@eventsdc.com or call 202.608.1135

Tickets for the student sections are not on sale. Please check back later for information on 2016!

Looking for a fun and affordable outing for your group? Consider group tickets - save money on the cost per ticket and enjoy the game together!

Buy Group Tickets

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lower Bowl: $25 (+ tax and fees)
Be close to the action and the bands!

Tickets on sale NOW!

Purchase Tickets

Mezzanine: $50 (+ tax and fees)
Covered seating area with optimal view of the entire field!

 

Suite
Entertaining guests or a small group? RFK Stadium offers private suite options ranging from 12-16 seats. Available for a limited time.

For information or to purchase, contact nfctickets@eventsdc.com or call 202.608.1135