Title is self-explanatory.
I'll be there, planning on taking the metro. Any advice from people who've already been to an NLDS game is welcomed.
Get there early as others have mentioned. Had to come from work today, got there about 3:40 and all gates were jammed. Avoid the CF gates and use one of the side gates. They even opened the gate on 1st street today (the one by the kids playground) which is normally only open for exiting after the game.
If you take Metro:
-If you're on the Orange/Blue lines, get off at Capitol South - it's about a 10-15 minute walk to the park. Just make a u-turn once you exit the station and walk south to the park. This avoids the Green line crowds and the crush of people at Navy Yard. This is definitely a better option going home too.
-If you're coming in on the Yellow line from Virginia, don't get off at L'Enfant Plaza to switch to the Green line. Stay on another stop and get off at Archives. Archives has a single center platform so you just walk across to make your transfer, whereas at L'Enfant Plaza you have to go up and over to get to the opposite platform. You also then can get on a Green line train before the bulk of the crowds at L'Enfant.