Cardinal Stadium, Catholic University
The DC Breeze will play their home games at Catholic University of America’s Cardinal Stadium for the 2018 season, as the team moves from Gallaudet University’s Hotchkiss field where they had played since 2015.
With the move, the Breeze postgame destination is now Murphy’s Grill on the CUA campus, a short walk from the stadium on the way back to the CUA Metro stop. See you there after games!
Directions To Cardinal Stadium at The Catholic University of America
600 Taylor St NE, Washington, DC 20017
NOTE: If the parking lot is full, overflow parking is available on John McCormack Drive south of Taylor St.
NOTE: The only entrance to Breeze Games is through the DuFour Center building’s main entrance on John McCormack Ave.
From the North: I-95 South to 495 West (Capital Beltway) – toward Silver Spring. Take New Hampshire Ave. So. (exit 28) – proceed approx. 4.5 miles.
Turn LEFT onto North Capitol St. – proceed approximately 1.5 miles.
After the intersection with Bucannon Street STAY IN THE LEFT LANE and then Turn LEFT(it’s actually more of a fork than a turn) onto Hawaii Ave. – proceed approximately 1 mile until you see the bleachers for the stadium on your left.
At stop light Turn LEFT onto Taylor St., then a quick RIGHT (before the bridge) onto a ramp to take you underneath Taylor to John McCormack Rd. Turn LEFT on John McCormack and lot is on the LEFT.
Note: If you miss the turn at Hawaii Ave, you can turn Left at the light on to Fort Ave and then proceed straight until it turns into Taylor. The stadium will be on your left.
From the Northwest: I-70 to I-270 toward Washington, D.C. to 495 (Capital Beltway) – toward Silver Spring/Baltimore. Take New Hampshire Ave. South (exit 28) – follow directions from the north.
From the South: I-95 North to 395 North. Go through tunnel, stay in left lanes and take the Baltimore exit to New York Ave. (Route 50).
TURN RIGHT on New York Ave. Go through two lights and BEAR RIGHT on M St. then TURN LEFT on North Capitol St.
TURN RIGHT on Michigan Ave. – proceed approximately 1.3 miles.
Before the bridge TURN LEFT on John McCormack Rd.
The DuFour Center and stadium is about .5 mile on the LEFT.
From the Southwest: I-66 East turns into Constitution Ave. in D.C. Follow Constitution and after passing 2nd St., and IMMEDIATELY TURN DIAGONALLY LEFT onto Louisiana Ave.
At fifth light TURN LEFT onto North Capitol St. then follow directions from the south.
From the East: Take Route 50 towards Washington; EXIT at South Dakota Ave; follow for approx. 1.5 miles.
TURN LEFT at Taylor Street, go over bridge and quick RIGHT (you will see DuFour Athletics Center on right) onto a ramp to take you underneath Taylor to John McCormack Rd;
TURN LEFT on John McCormack and parking lot is on the LEFT.
About The Stadium and University
Cardinal Stadium is home to the Catholic University football, field hockey, lacrosse, and track and field NCAA Division III teams. The 3,500-seat venue located in Northeast DC, originally built in 1985, was converted from natural grass to state of the art artificial turf in 2006 and renewed with fresh turf in 2016. The stadium is also equipped with a large scoreboard, press box, and high capacity internet connectivity for HD broadcasts and live streaming.
Catholic University is located in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast DC, commonly known as “Little Rome.” The neighborhood is full of Catholic institutions, giving it the nickname. The Brookland-CUA Metro Red line station is next to campus and just a short walk away from Cardinal Stadium, providing a convenient option for public transportation to Breeze games.
The University was founded in 1887 by Pope Leo XII and began undergraduate education in 1904. The University has 12 schools within it and offers 72 different undergraduate degrees including Pastoral Ministry, Secondary Education, and Media and Communication studies. Catholic University had 6,699 students enrolled as of 2014.
Catholic University and Ultimate
The Breeze organization is excited to be moving to a university with well established women’s and men’s club Ultimate teams. Catholic University’s women’s team plays under the name “Nun Betta,” while the men’s team goes by the name of “Bad Habit.” Both squads play in Division III of USA Ultimate during the fall and spring seasons. The women’s team finished the fall season 15-10 and ranked 125 out of 304 women’s college teams by USA Ultimate. The men’s team finished with an identical record and were ranked 257 out of 499 men’s college teams. The Breeze plan to work with both teams to advance awareness of and participation in the sport on campus and throughout the DC area.
Catholic University is no stranger to hosting a pro Ultimate team. The DC Current of Major League Ultimate (MLU) played at Cardinal Stadium from 2014 to early 2016 before finding new confines due to the late Spring field re-turfing. The Current no longer compete, as the MLU suspended operations after their fourth season in 2016.
New Postgame Destination
Also on the campus of Catholic University is Murphy’s Grill, a brand new, beautiful Irish style restaurant and bar. The Breeze, Murphy’s Grill and 2nd-year exclusive Beer partner Port City Brewing Companyhave partnered this season to make the grill the postgame party spot after Breeze home games, with meet-the-player opportunities and specials for fans who present their ticket stubs.