Reports: Traffic Already A Mess In Raleigh For Stadium Series Game

screen shot: Twitter: @billy_rothman

If you are tending tonight’s Capitals-Hurricanes Stadium Series Game and you haven’t left for the stadium already, you might think about doing so. We are receiving a number of reports that traffic has already become an issue.

We have received a number of emails, messages, video, texts, etc. from our readers that things are already mess in Raleigh. NoVa Caps reader Alex Parr sent us this video at 2:30PM.

Billy Rothman also replied to our initial Tweet, confirming the developing mess in and around Carter-Finley Stadium.

Puck drop for tonight’s Capitals-Hurricanes game is set for just after 8PM. Hopefully every one will make in time for the start.

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Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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8 Responses to Reports: Traffic Already A Mess In Raleigh For Stadium Series Game

  1. Anonymous says:

    You think getting there was a pain. Wait until the game is over.

  2. Anonymous says:


  3. Anonymous says:

    Yet another national display of our carbrained country’s total ineptitude.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to Raleighwood.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Leaving will be the real nightmare stories.

  6. Anonymous says:

    What a nightmare scene it was.

  7. Brant says:

    for football and hockey games, most folks have prepaid passes and assigned spots, so parking runs much smoother.

    Whenever there is a concert or a university graduation or some other big event where they are charging differently for parking, it completely bogs down anywhere near the stadium.

    All the locals know this, but word doesn’t always get to the out of town folks

  8. Anonymous says:

    I tailgated at the Breeze Thru on Edwards and Trinity, arriving at 9:30am, and watched as the whole thing unfolded, with the main lots not opening until 2pm. Cars were staging in the area ahead of time, then it became backed up around 1pm or so, and yes, confirming officers did not deploy to that area until it was way too late to alleviate. A fellow tailgater did a lap around area around Noon and said the law was told to by the NHL to not open anything until 2 (unconfirmed). It could have been done better.

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