For Immediate Release: 6/18/2013
|AT&T National at Congressional Country Club Public reminded of parking, other public access arrangements in effect for tournament; Ride On Adjusts T2 Bus Schedule on Weekend to Benefit Spectators|
The AT&T National Tournament will be held at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, June 25 through June 30.
Public Parking and Shuttle Bus Options
County officials remind anyone planning to attend the tournament that, if driving, they must use one of the official tournament parking and shuttle lots. There is no general admission parking available in the immediate vicinity of the golf course.
Shuttles will depart from both lots approximately every 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Security checks will be conducted on all passengers prior to boarding the bus. No bags larger than 6”x6”x6” will be allowed.
VIP Preferred Parking Lot F, 7727 Persimmon Tree La., adjacent to AT&T National main entrance, providing walking access to tournament. Operating: Tuesday, June 25-Friday, June 28: 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Single-day passes are available for specific days, ranging from $30 to $50, depending on the day of the week.
Tournament and County public safety and transportation officials remind spectators that no public walk-ins are allowed through the main entrance of Congressional Country Club on River Rd. The closest bus stops are noted below.
After departing the bus, walk south on Bradley Blvd. and follow signs and directions to the shuttle that will drop off passengers at the tournament’s main entrance. Attendees who prefer to walk should go south on Bradley, then left on Persimmon Tree Rd. and proceed to Persimmon Tree La. and the tournament’s main walk-in entrance.
Pedestrians walking along Bradley are reminded that they must cross only at marked crosswalks and stay alert for oncoming traffic. The public should also be aware that the only authorized exit from the Country Club grounds is the tournament main entrance on Persimmon Tree La.
Taxi/Limo/Private Vehicle Drop-Off & Pickup
Tournament and County public safety and transportation officials remind spectators that no public drop-offs or pickups are allowed in or around the main entrance of Congressional Country Club on River Rd. Spectators who wish to be dropped off at Congressional must utilize the designated taxi, limousine or private vehicle drop-off, located near the Tournament Main Entrance on Persimmon Tree La. No parking or standing is allowed, so attendees are asked to coordinate their pickup times accordingly.
Spectators who want to bike to the tournament are reminded that bike racks are available at the Touranment’s Main Entrance on Persimmon Tree La.
The AT&T National not only provides a first-rate golf experience for area fans, it benefits local charities and has a positive impact on the local economy. For exmaple, the econmic impact from the 2012 tournament was more than $10.9 million, with total attendance of more than 136,000 for five out of six days of the tournament (no spectators were allowed on the course on Saturday due to the aftermath of the derecho that hit the area).
More information about do’s and don’t’s on the course and other details about the tournament are available at www.attnational.org (Spectator Information)
|Release ID: 13-187
Media Contact: Bonnie Ayers 240-777-6507
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