While the Washington Capitals relocating to Potomac Yard in Alexandria is a big win for Virginians, there’s Washingtontonians and Marylanders that oppose the move big time. In this we’ll look at the cons of the Caps moving to Virginia and soon we’ll have an article about the top 3 pros of the move.
But here are the 3 cons for all of you that are upset about the news:
#3 Metro might not be as convenient as you may think
Capital One Arena is easily accessible from almost every Metro line and if you aren’t connected to Gallery Place/Chinatown right underneath the arena you can transfer to the red line from Metro Center. While far away for Northern VA and Maryland folks, they can still get to the arena easily by train.
The new arena in Alexandria is located next to the new Potomac Yard Metro station. While Metro Center is accessible for every line except yellow and green lines, you can get to Gallery Place/Chinatown from green and yellow lines.
Potomac Yard Metro is only accessible through the yellow and blue lines. So fans in Northern Virginia have to transfer from the silver and orange lines to the blue line from the Rosslyn station.