Washington Nationals fans without season tickets will find parking in the vicinity of the team's new ballpark virtually impossible because of a shortage of available lots, a team official said yesterday . . .
. . . The team has 4,000 parking spaces identified and secured, and anticipates having 1,000 more available in time for an exhibition game against the Orioles on March 29. It had hoped to secure between 5,000 and 7,000 spaces for this season. "We have a parking deficit around the ballpark," McCarthy said during a hearing of the council's economic development committee.
I don't know if this should be characterized as a situation of "shortages" and "deficits" as opposed to an expected by-product of building a close-in, neighborhood ballpark. There can't be less parking there than in, say, the area around Wrigley Field, right?
In any event, there's a wonderful subway system in Washington. Please use it.