Nationals Park, the baseball stadium for the Washington Nationals, opened in 2008. The 41,000-seat state-of-the-art ballpark is located in the South Capitol Street corridor of Washington, DC near the Navy Yard and the Anacostia River. When baseball returned to Washington, DC in 2005 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. The construction of Nationals Park began the revitalization of this part of the city. New housing, retail stores, restaurants, parking garages and office space has been built in the neighborhood and will continue to improve the area.
For details about tickets, food options, and transportation, see A Visitor's Guide to Nationals Park.
Nationals Park set a new standard for ballpark design using innovative technologies to create a top notch entertainment experience for all. The main concourse offers an almost 360-degree view of the playing field so that fans have a great view from every part of the stadium. See the following photos and get a glimpse of Nationals Park.
Exterior of Nationals Park
Nationals Park is designed with modern architectural features including massive glass panels, steel and concrete created to echo the style of the Washington's monuments.
Nationals Park Scoreboard
The 4,811 square foot high-definition scoreboard is among the largest in the nation.
Food at Nationals Park
Food and beverage menus throughout Nationals Park serve favorites like hot dogs and regional fare like crab cakes. New food and drink options for 2018 include meatball subs, skewers and fancy soft pretzels.
Nationals Park Photo - Washington Suite
Nationals Park has luxury suites that provide the opportunity for elegant corporate or personal entertainment. This photo shows the Washington Suite.
The 500-seat President's Club and a 1,300-seat Diamond Club are available for indoor dining and on non-game days for private receptions, corporate meetings, trade shows, tours, concerts, etc.
Visitors can take their photos with models of the Racing Presidents Mascots. Live appearances take place in the middle of the fourth inning at each home game.
View of the Capitol from Nationals Park
Nationals Park offers panoramic views of the Anacostia River, the Navy Yard, the surrounding city and landmarks such as the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument. Fans can see the U.S. Capitol Building from the upper levels of the stadium.
The Strike Zone gives fans the opportunity to practice their pitching and hitting skills.
Red Porch Restaurant
The Red Porch Restaurant is located in the Center Field Plaza at Nationals Park and offers table service with outdoor dining patios that provide a view of the baseball field. The restaurant opens two an a half hours before game time. Outdoor dining patios on both sides of the restaurant give fans the opportunity to experience of the sights and sounds of the ballpark while they are dining.
Closeup of Seating at Nationals Park
The 41,000 stadium seats at Nationals Park are angled so that each one has a great view of the playing field. Behind the glass are private suites which offer a great view, a full kitchen and a private bathroom. The first level are the Washington, the second are Lincoln and the top level are Jefferson suites.
Nationals Batting Cages
Club members who visit the Presidents Club may watch the Nationals team members practice in the batting cages.
Diamond Club at Nationals Park
The 1,300-seat Diamond Club at Nationals Park is available for indoor dining and on non-game days for private receptions, corporate meetings, trade shows, tours, concerts, etc.
Presidents Club Baseball Bats
This wall made of bats is a nice decorative feature in the lounge area of the Presidents Club.
Nationals Park has 4,000 high-priced club seats and 76 luxury suites that provide the opportunity for elegant corporate or personal entertainment.
The Batting Cage in the Nats Family Fun Area gives visitors the opportunity to test their batting skills.
Family Picnic Area
The new family picnic area opened for the 2009 season, providing a spacious area to spread out and enjoy a meal with family and friends.
Guitar Hero Photo
The kids zone included a PlayStation Pavilion including video games such as Guitar Hero, Legends of Rock, Gran Turismo Prologue and MLB The Show.