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, play 81 home games each season at Nationals Park, located in Southeast Washington DC. The team won the National League East Division Championship for the first time in the 2012 season and for a second time in 2014. Learn what you need to know about Washington Nationals baseball including information about the stadium, the team members, tickets, souvenirs, special events, and much more.

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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.

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    The Washington Nationals play baseball at Nationals Park in Washington DC from April through September. 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.

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    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 and Bill) are 12-foot oversized mascots that race during the 4th inning of each Nationals home game. The popular figures can be seen throughout Nationals Park and the District of Columbia promoting the team and its community efforts.

  • 04 of 09
    Food at Nationals Park
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    The area surrounding Nationals Park is rapidly development with new dining and entertainment options. The neighborhood is expected to continue to grow over the next several years.

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  • 05 of 09
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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 the area.

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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.

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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.

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    Spring Training

    St Louis Cardinals v Washington Nationals during 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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  • 09 of 09
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    The Nationals Baseball team hosts a family-friendly festival where fans have the opportunity to receive autographs and take photos with Nationals baseball players. The event offers a fun-filled festival featuring a variety of activities including live batting cages, exclusive Q&A sessions with players and coaches, a Kids Zone, interactive games, and much more.