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Washington Nationals Baseball - Washington DC

What You Need to Know About Major League Baseball in the Nation's Capital


The Washington Nationals, the Major League Baseball team owned by the locally based Lerner family, were National League East Division Champions for the first time in the team’s history in the 2012 season. The Nationals play 81 home games each season at Nationals Park, located in Southeast Washington DC. This guide provides everything you need to know about Washington Nationals baseball including information about the stadium, the team members, tickets, souvenirs, special events and much more.

Nationals Park Visitors Guide

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When baseball returned to Washington, DC after a 34 year hiatus, the nation’s capital made a promise to Major League Baseball to build a new stadium in a desirable location downtown. Nationals Park, a state-of-the-art ballpark, opened for the 2008 season at a cost of $611 million. The 41,000-seat Nationals baseball stadium is located in the South Capitol Street corridor of the city near the Navy Yard and the Anacostia River.

Washington Nationals Pictures - Meet the Team

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See pictures of the Washington Nationals and learn about the key players, managers and coaches. Learn about this year's off-season additions and the draft picks that everyone is waiting for.

Washington Nationals Schedule

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The Washington Nationals play baseball at Nationals Park in Washington DC from April through September. See the schedule of home games this season.

Nationals Baseball Tickets and Promotions

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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. Learn about College Super Savers, Harris Teeter Tuesdays, Washington Post Wednesdays, Miller Lite Party Nights, Sunday Family Fun Packs and much more.

Nationals Baseball Apparel and Souvenirs

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Fans may purchase apparel and gift items with customized logos of the Washington Nationals baseball team at Nationals Park and retailers around the region. Some items are also available online.

Screech and the Nationals Racing Presidents

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Screech, an American eagle, serves as the Washington Nationals mascot and appears at every Nationals game and team events. The Washington Nationals Racing Presidents (Abe, George, Tom and Teddy) are 12-foot oversized mascots that race during the 4th inning of each Nationals home game.

Dining and Entertainment Near Nationals Park

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Although plans are underway for revitalization of the region around Nationals Park, so far the dining and entertainment options are pretty limited. New restaurants and bars are expected to continue to open over the next several years. See a list of the current places to dine.

Map and Directions to Nationals Park

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The Nationals Baseball Stadium is located in Southeast Washington, DC along the Anacostia River near the Washington Navy Yard. There are several parking and transportation options to Nationals Park.

Transportation and Parking at Nationals Park

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The Nationals Baseball Stadium is located in Southeast Washington, DC along the Anacostia River near the Washington Navy Yard. The best way to get to the ballpark is by public transportation but there are several parking and transportation options.

Nationals Ballpark Tours

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The Washington Nationals offer behind-the-scenes tours of Nationals Park. The one-hour-and-fifteen minute ballpark tour features exclusive looks at the Nationals Dugout, Clubhouse and Bullpen, premium areas such as the Lexus Presidents Club and PNC Diamond Club, and The Shirley Povich Media Center. As part of the experience fans have the opportunity to visit the Nationals batting cages and throw a pitch in the Nationals bullpen.

Nationals Spring Training

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The Nationals baseball team trains each spring at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. Fans can purchase tickets to the games by visiting nationals.com or by calling (321) 633-9200.

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