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Nationals Stadium (also known as Nationals Park)

Washington Nationals Baseball Stadium in Washington, DC

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Nationals Stadium (also known as Nationals Park)
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The Nationals Stadium, a $611 million baseball stadium for the Washington Nationals, opened for the 2008 season. Officially named Nationals Park, the new stadium spearheads the revitalization of the corridor of Washington, DC near the Navy Yard and the Anacostia Waterfront. The state-of-the art ballpark was designed to ensure a great viewing experience and entertainment for all.

The Washington Nationals Baseball Team, owned by the Washington, DC - based Lerner Family, competes in Major League Baseball's National League East. The Nationals play 81 home games each season at Nationals Park. The stadium is open year-round for all types of events.

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    Stadium Location

    1500 South Capitol Street, SE
    Washington, DC

    The stadium is bounded by South Capitol Street to the west, N Street to the north, First Street to the east and Potomac Avenue to the south.
    See a map and directions to the new stadium.

    Transportation to the Nationals Stadium

    The easiest way to get to the Nationals Baseball Stadium is by public transportation. The Navy Yard Metro stop is about a 1/2 block from the main entrance. Read more about transportation and parking at Nationals Stadium

    Tickets

    Individual ticket prices range from $5 to $325, with $5 tickets available only at the Nationals Park Box Office on the day of the game. Throughout the season, the Washington Nationals offer a variety of discounts and promotional giveaways. See details about tickets, discounts and promotions

    Notable Features of the Nationals Stadium

    • High Tech Features - The ballpark is equipped with advanced audio-visual technology, food service venues and family friendly entertainment and gaming. The 4,811 square foot high-definition scoreboard is probably the largest in the nation.

    • Premium Seating - The 41,000 stadium seats are angled so that each one has a great view of the playing field. There are 4,000 high-priced club seats and 76 luxury suites that provide the opportunity for elegant corporate or personal entertainment. The 500-seat Presidents Club and a 1,300-seat Diamond Club offer indoor dining. The Presidents Club has unique views of the press room and the player's practice batting cages.

    • Open Design - The main concourse offers an almost 360-degree view of the playing field, so that fans can see the game while purchasing concession items.

    • Accessible Seating – Since the playing field was built 24 feet below street level, about 55 percent of fans will not have to climb stairs, ramps or elevators to reach their seats.

    • Panoramic Views – The ballpark offers panoramic views of the Anacostia River, the Navy Yard, the surrounding city and landmarks such as the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument.

    • Green Design - The new stadium is one of the most environmental friendly ballparks in America, with particular attention to issues affecting the health of the Anacostia River such as storm water management and minimization of water pollution. Nationals Park was designed to be energy efficient and was constructed with 20 percent of recycled materials.

    • Events and Tours – The Nationals Stadium is available to rent on non-game days for private receptions, corporate meetings, trade shows, tours, concerts, etc. Indoor club spaces can accommodate up to 1,000 guests.

    • Kids Entertainment – An interactive kids area includes a GEICO Racing Presidents Photo Station, Sony Playstation Pavilion, Exxon Strike Zone and Build-A-Bear workshop, batting cage, pitchers cage, and a playground. These amenities open three hours prior to the start of each game.

    Food at the Nationals Stadium

    The Red Porch Restaurant in the Center Field Plaza - Open two-and-a-half hours before game time. The menu features three styles of wings, including Thai-style chili wings, an Italian chopped salad pizza, and a selection of Minor League Kids Meals for $6. The Red Porch also features a variety of draft beers and a selection of American micro-brew craft beers. Outdoor dining patios are located on both sides of the restaurant with an awning covering the Center Field Plaza tables. Sliding glass panels and rollup glass doors allow fans to experience the sights and sounds of the ballpark while enjoying their meal indoors.

    Concessions Throughout the Park - New menus for the 2009 season include regional dishes and innovative versions of DC’s favorites. Four new concessions concepts will be introduced at the park including a Healthy Plate cart, featuring healthy wraps, fresh salads, vegetables and hummus and fresh fruit; The Pit at the Red Loft, opening mid-season and serving traditional pit barbeque prepared on a charcoal grill; a barbeque concession stand, also opening mid-season on the main concourse, serving ribs, pulled pork and brisket; and the Triple Play Grill, located in the Left Field V and offering a pulled pork sandwich and foot-long Crab Louie sandwich. The team offers three value meals at various stands, all at a cost of $7, the Nats Dog Meal, Nats Dog, 16-oz. soda and chips; Nacho Value Pack, small nachos and two 16-oz sodas; and the Popcorn Value Pack, 12-oz popcorn tub and two 16-oz sodas.
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