Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Metro to remain open until 1 a.m. on Thursday

NCAA basketball fans and St. Patrick's Day fans alike are reveling in the news: Metro will stay open until 1 a.m. this Thursday.

Metro announced the new hours in anticipation of the crowds at the Verizon Center for the NCAA Tournament (though really will the crowds be any bigger than a Caps game?  the same amount of people fit inside), but St. Patty's Day partiers will also benefit (particularly if you are visiting the new and improved Irish Channel).

Metro suggests using the 9th Street or H Street entrances to Gallery Place, however, as the basketball crowds will likely use the 7th and G entrance.

Be aware of the schedule:

Thursday, March 17 Game 1 at 12:40 p.m.
Game 2 starts 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game #1  (about 3:10 p.m.)
Game 3 at 7:20 p.m.
Game 4 starts 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game #3 (about 10:10 p.m.)

Saturday, March 19 Start times to be determined following Thursday’s games

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