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Travel Arrangements

Virginia Coach Dave Leitao said Sunday that his team would depart from Charlottesville early Monday morning, head north and hope for the best. As it will be for most travelers making their way toward the District today and tomorrow, Virginia's trek will be a long and likely frustrating adventure.

Due to the presidential inauguration ceremonies, events, gallas, balls, concerts, marches, etc., many streets and bridges in and entering the District will be closed at different points over the next few days, which means traffic will be an absolute delight (as long as you enjoy pulling out your hair and directing snide comments toward the drivers/pedestrians around you).

Leitao would not disclose where his team was staying, but he did note the locale was not in the College Park vicinity.

"It's hard to find a hotel there so we'll get one where we can get one," he said. "We're not that close. It's just such a challenge given the time in which we found out we were playing the game to get a hotel right where we usually do."

For those of you planning to attend tomorrow night's game (8 p.m. tip), how do you plan on getting there?

I, for one, am taking the Metro. As much as I would like to see/hear our new president take the oath of office and give his first speech as the leader of this country, I plan on timing my departure at the same time all that is scheduled to take place, the thought being that the Metro ride will be less crowded and less time-consuming during that period.

By Steve Yanda  |  January 19, 2009; 10:23 AM ET
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watch out for all the exit only metro stops. god speed

Posted by: Lee26 | January 19, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

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