|Nationals Ballpark Quick Facts
Nationals Park will be located in Southeast Washington, south of the Capitol, along the fast-developing waterfront district adjacent to the Navy Yard. The new park not only redefines modern sports facility architecture but also serves as the catalyst and cornerstone of a new mixed-use waterfront district in our nations capital. The exterior façade of the 41,222 seat venue features an innovative design of steel, glass and pre-cast concrete to create a facility that uniquely reflects the architecture of Washington, DC. The concourses and seating decks are configured to create a variety of distinct neighborhoods, each with its own identity and viewing experience. As fans traverse the Ballparks vertical circulation ramps throughout the various levels of the facility, they will witness panoramic views of the waterfront, Navy Yard, the surrounding city and landmarks such as the Capitol and the Washington Monument.
Cutting-Edge Game Presentation and Fan Experience:
|RFK STADIUM||NATIONALS PARK|
Nationals Park will be equipped with state-of-the-art video and audio technology, including a 4,500 square foot high-definition scoreboard, as well as over 600 linear feet of LED ribbon board along the inner bowl fascia. In addition, the new ballpark will feature a variety of entertainment and fan-interactive alternatives to ensure a compelling and engaging game entertainment experience.
Nationals Park will strive to become the first major stadium in the Unitd States accredited as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System certified ballpark. The new ballpark will pay particular attention to issues affecting the health of the Anacostia River, such as stormwater management and minimization of water pollution.
During the 2008 season
Agreed to spend as much as $611 million
The joint venture team of HOK/Devrouax-Purnell Architects was picked to design the stadium
COMPARISON TO RFK STADIUM
Site Plan Comparison
1. Nationals Parks asymmetrical playing field geometry is intended to create more exciting plays
compared to the symmetrical field of RFK.
2. Nationals Parks orientation affords wonderful views of the Capitol, Washington Monument and
3. The new ballpark is the redevelopment catalyst for much of the Southeast area.
4. Nationals Park is much more transparent on the main concourse which allows views into the playing
field at selected locations due to concessions and restrooms located on the outer walls of the venue.
5. Access into and from Nationals Park is from all sides.
6. The sunken field at Nationals Park allows easier access to field-level seating.
|Nationals Park vs. RFK Stadium|
|Left Field 336 ft||Left Field 335 ft|
|Left Center 377 ft||Left Center 380 ft|
|Center Field 403 ft||Center Field 410 ft|
|Right Center 370 ft||Right Center 380 ft|
|Right Field 335 ft||Right Field 335 ft|
|Average Concourse Width|
|Main Level 40 ft||Main Level 19 ft|
|Club Level 26 ft||Mezzanine Level 20 ft|
|Upper Level 30 ft||Upper Level 15 ft|
|Concessions point of sale|
|Restaurants (square footage)|
|4 Clubs 64,200 sf||Diamond Club 8,900 sf||
|Nationals Park vs. RFK Stadium|
|Legroom between rows|
|33" to 42"||26"|
|Escalators 8||Escalators 0|
|Elevators 7||Elevators 1|
|Permanent Ticket Windows|
|3 stores||1 store|
|4,532 sf||1,376 sf|