Nationals Park is home to the Washington Nationals. It is just south of the capitol, in southeast Washington, at 1500 South Capitol St., in Washington D.C.
Nationals Park not only reflects the architecture of Washington, D.C., but each level of the stadium offers fans outstanding views of sites such as the Washington Monument, the Capitol, the Navy Yard and the riverfront. Design of Nationals Park was inspired by the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art. In addition to the beautiful architecture and view, Nationals Stadium has a great deal to offer fans and to the community.
Nationals Park Basic Info
At a cost of $611 million, Nationals Park opened on March 30, 2008. Not only did Nationals Park achieve the goal of presenting cutting-edge audio and video technology for fans to enjoy during games, but Nationals Park has the distinct recognition of being the first major stadium in the United States to feature LEED structure. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Design Structure. A number of energy saving materials was utilized in the construction of Nationals Park. The stadium, in fact, exceeded its goal as a certified "green" structure and was honored to be awarded the United States Green Building Council's "Silver Status."
Dimensions of the field are:
LF 336 ft.
LCF 377 ft.
CF 402 ft.
RCF 370 ft.
RF 335 ft.
Tickets and seating at Nationals Park
Nationals Park has a seating capacity of 41,546. This allows for a variety of seating and ticket options available to fans that will allow fans of every budget to enjoy a game in person at Nationals Park. Fans can enjoy a variety of amenities, even if only purchasing tickets for a single game.
On Miller Lite Party Nite, on specified Thursday, Friday and Saturday games, fans can purchase a Scoreboard Pavilion ticket starting at $20 or $22 for prime games, and receive a free drink voucher for the Scoreboard Walk Bar. The drink voucher offers fan's choice of any Coke product, Dasani water or beer. For an additional $5, fans purchasing tickets on-line can receive 2 free drink vouchers. There are many other special ticket offers for fans throughout the season at Nationals Park.
For example, on the Friday, July 6 game, in addition to the Miller Lite Party Nite special, fans can opt to purchase the Beltway Burger Pack ticket, which gives fans not only their ticket, starting at $20, but also a burger, fries and drink. In general, tickets begin at $10, with many affordable options for food and drinks.
There are several options for fans to attend more than one game at Nationals Park during the 2012 season. One of the options is the 5 Game Flex Plan, which allows fans to select from five different 5 Game Flex Plans of 4 specific games and the fan then gets to select a fifth game of his own choosing free! Prices start at just $60 for this ticket option.
Partial Season ticket plans include admission to 22 games during the 2012 season. Ticket prices begin at just $10 for Upper Outfield Gallery or Upper Right Field Terrace.
Half-season tickets includes admission to 42 games. Half-season tickets start at just $10 and increase to $160 for PNC Diamond Seats. When purchasing PNC Diamond Seats, fans have all-inclusive access to food and beverage services, including complimentary in-seat food and beverage service and access to the PNC Diamond and Stars and Stripes Club.
Full-season tickets grants fans admission to 82 games. Prices for full-season tickets range from just $10 to $300 for Lexus Presidents Seats. The Lexus Presidents Seats includes gourmet buffet and selection of house wine, beer and soft drinks. Also included is admission to the Lexus Presidents Club and PNC Diamond Club and Starts and Stripes Club. All seating options and ticket prices are subject to availability.
Nationals Park Amenities
A variety of convenient amenities await fans attending games at Nationals Stadium. There are numerous men's, women's and family restrooms situated throughout the stadium, as well as limited access restrooms for Lexus President's Club ticket holders. There are 3 first aid locations in Nationals Park as well as 3 Guest Services locations. For fans not wishing to make suggestions in person, a suggestions box is available at the Center Field Gate. There are numerous locations throughout Nationals Park where fan merchandise and memorabilia can be purchased. ATMs are also conveniently located in several locations for fans to utilize.
Food options available at Nationals Park
Nationals Park offers a great variety of food choices for fans to enjoy when attending games. In addition to traditional faire offered at ballparks, there are many other food choices available, including healthy options. Fans have a choice of purchasing their favorite foods on the Main Concourse, Mezzanine, Club and Gallery Level. With so many options, fans never have to venture far from their seating area.
On the Main Concourse, at Nat's Dogs, fans can enjoy a Value Pack, which includes a hot dog, chips and drink for the very affordable price of $7. Steak of the Union features delicious Philly cheesesteaks and water, beer or soda to drink. For the smaller fan, Rookie's allows kids to choose from the JR. Nat Dog, Uncrustables or Kid's Meals. With the many other options, such as the Italian Sausage and brats at Senators Sausage and Field of Greens healthy food choices, the Main Concourses has food for every palette and budget.
On the Mezzanine, fans can enjoy traditional grilled items as well as a Cajun wrap and salads at the Dupont Deli. A stop at the Capitol Creamery will cool fans off with hand-dipped Breyer's Ice Cream, while over at Pop Fly Popcorn, a variety of original and Kettle-style popcorn is being served up to fans. Several other food stops, as well as drink options, can be easily located on the Mezzanine.
At the Club Level, South Capitol Grill serves a juicy strip steak sandwich or fish-n-chips, but has a veggie burger option for fans who are looking for a meatless burger. The Triple Play Grill offers traditional ballpark faire, including jumbo hot dogs, brats and Italian Sausage, while at Flippin' Pizza, fans can enjoy a nice-sized slice of NY-style pepperoni and cheese slices.
Gallery Level food choices gives fans a nice variety of options. In addition to hot dogs, burgers and fries, a stop at Capitol Candy gives fans the option of buying cotton candy in cones or buckets as well as kettle corn. NJ's Pretzels serves up the specialty "Curly W Pretzel" and pretzel dogs. To cool fans off on a hot gameday, a slushy puppy is a great choice.
Fun at Nationals Park
One of the special events at Nationals Park is "Signature Sundays." Every Sunday, 2 Nationals players will sign autographs for approximately 20 minutes before the start of the game.
Public tours gave fans a look behind the scenes throughout Nationals Park. Tours take an hour and a half and are available at a very affordable cost. The cost for adults is just $15, while seniors over age 55, military personnel and children ages 2-12 can enjoy a tour for $12.
The Washington Nationals inspire the younger generation through a number of activities, including the Washington Nationals Youth Clinics. Committed to educational outreach Washington Nationals players venture out to local schools and literacy organizations in the community to enhance educational efforts. Players have built a strong partnership with the Hart of America Foundation, which provides tools to keep kids reading; Reading is Fundamental (RIF), to help raise awareness for children's literacy; as well as Everybody Wins, which is a local mentoring and literacy non-profit organization.
Nationals Park is a state-of-the-art stadium, which not only has exhibited award-winning "green" standards, but provides fans with easy access to Nationals games in a central location, with very affordable tickets and food choices.
Donna Hicks is a Washington Nationals Fan and enjoys taking in a game at Nationals Park when visiting the area.