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Washington Nationals name Bari Lurie director of ballpark enterprises
09/18/2007 2:08 PM ET
The Washington Nationals today announced that they have created a new division, Nationals Ballpark Enterprises, to develop and market non-baseball events at the new stadium and that they have hired Bari Lurie as the Director of Ballpark Enterprises.

Ballpark Enterprises expects to become a vital new addition to Washington's entertainment and hospitality industry. Ballpark Enterprises will manage the event planning and rental of all venues in the new Ballpark for non-game day activities and events, such as private receptions, corporate meetings, trade shows, tours, concerts, etc. In addition to the use of the Ballpark's first class hospitality venues such as the President's Club, PNC Diamond Club and Stars and Stripes Club, every area of the new ballpark will be available to create an opportunity for unique and memorable events.

Lurie will be charged with attracting events to the new Ballpark and will oversee the Special Events department for the Washington Nationals, the entity responsible for the management of a full-service event execution team for all non-game activities. "I couldn't be more excited about all of the opportunities that the new ballpark presents," Lurie said. "This truly will be a world class facility with the capacity to host events of all shapes and sizes."

Prior to joining the Nationals, Bari worked on the Senate Re-Elect and Presidential Campaigns for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton; with her most recent stint as Chief of Staff to the Campaign Manager on Clinton's presidential bid. Lurie is a graduate of George Washington University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Communications.

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