Welcome to the A-to-Z Guide, your detailed source on how things work at Nationals Park.
This A-to-Z Guide is designed to assist our fans by presenting information about Washington Nationals/Nationals Park offerings and accommodations for the 2012 season. The information is presented in alphabetical order for your ease of use. Enjoy the season!
Seating is available on all levels. For accessible seating accommodations, please contact the Nationals Park Box Office at 202.675.NATS(6287) or nationals.com for more information.
Alcohol not purchased at Nationals Park is expressly prohibited in all ticketed areas. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY. District of Columbia law prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21. Guests should be prepared to show proper identification showing proof of age when purchasing alcoholic beverages at Nationals Park. Alcohol sales in general seating areas will end at the conclusion of the seventh inning but may also be discontinued earlier at the discretion of the Nationals. Guests may not take any alcoholic beverages out of Nationals Park. The Nationals encourage all fans consuming alcohol to take public transportation or have a designated driver. See DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM, SPONSORED BY MILLER LITE.
All-Star Ballots will be available throughout Nationals Park from. April 25 - June 25 Guests may cast their ballots for their favorite Nationals player at Nationals Park as well as submit votes online at nationals.com. Vote early, vote often and vote Nationals.
ALD - Assisted Listening Devices
Guests with hearing impairments may sign out an assistive listening device (ALD) free of charge from Guest Services located at the Center Field Gate. A valid driver's license will be held until the device is returned. These devices are available for all Nationals baseball games and events where the house sound system is used.
Certified service animals or service animals in-training for the disabled are welcome at Nationals Park. All other animals are prohibited, except in connection with certain special events or circumstances approved by the Washington Nationals. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs)
PNC Bank or Industrial Bank ATMs are located on all levels of Nationals Park, behind Sections 106, 120, 134, 141, 213, 235, 242, 302 and 318, and outside of Center Field Gate. Guests experiencing any problem related to an ATM should contact their financial institution.
Bags And Backpacks
No bags larger than 16"x16"x8" will be allowed into Nationals Park. All bags are subject to inspection. Guests are prohibited from bringing hard containers into Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
Baseball bats may not be brought into Nationals Park (other than miniature souvenir bats purchased at any of the Team Stores or Kiosks within Nationals Park). See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
Guests are invited to watch batting practice upon the opening of gates. Center Field Gate will open approximately 2 1/2 hours prior to the start of each game. All other gates will open approximately 1 1/2 hours prior to the start of each game. Batting practice times are approximate and subject to change without prior notification and at the discretion of either team. See GATE OPENING TIMES.
Nationals Park offers a FREE bike valet located inside of the entrance to Garage C, on First Street SE near N Street SE. The valet accepts bikes 2 1/2 hours before game time and will close one hour after the completion of the game. Guests can determine the best bike route at nationals.com/waytogo.
Nationals Park is bicycle friendly, with space for 250 bikes in bike racks located around the exterior of the ballpark. Bicycles are not permitted inside Nationals Park guests may also use the FREE Bicycle Valet.
Bottles And Cans
Glass, metal or plastic containers of any kind, except for factory-sealed, plastic water bottles no larger than one liter, kids' juice boxes, insulin containers, baby food and empty water bottles, are prohibited at Nationals Park. Only one bottle of water per person will be permitted. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
The Nationals Park Main Box Office is located at Center Field Gate. Guests can also purchase tickets on gamedays at three ticket windows in the following locations:
Hours of Operation - Main Box Office (March - September 22, 2013)
Cameras And Video Equipment
Guests are permitted to bring cameras and video equipment into Nationals Park, provided that they are intended for personal use only. Cameras with a lens longer than eight (8) inches may not be brought into Nationals Park, except by credentialed media. Taping of any game footage is strictly prohibited by Major League Baseball. Guests are not permitted to stand in the aisles, portals or walkways, or to obstruct others from viewing the game while taking photographs. Monopods and tripods are not permitted in Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
Cherry Blossom Trees
Nationals Park has fourteen Kwanzan Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees, eight of which are located in the Center Field Plaza. The remaining six Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees are located on the Main Concourse beyond left field. These trees were grown in southeastern Pennsylvania. They were transplanted to Nationals Park on March 6, 2008 in an official dedication ceremony.
Child ID Bands
Guests may obtain identification wristbands for their children, indicating their seat location in the event they become separated. Please visit the Strike Zone, near the Center Field Gate, or any Guest Services location to speak to a Nationals representative.
Children under 2 years of age are not required to have a ticket to enter Nationals Park. If attending without a ticket, they must sit on the lap of an accompanying adult. Strollers must adhere to Nationals Park policies. See STROLLERS.
The Nationals are committed to enhancing the quality of life for citizens in the Washington, D.C. region. Our primary focus is on initiatives that honor military families, encourage youth participation in baseball and softball, and support the education of the community. During each game, the team hosts charitable organizations at the Community Clubhouse in an effort to raise awareness about their various initiatives, projects and programs. The team also hosts several collections and drives throughout the season at Nationals Park that benefit the local community, including nonprofit institutions, schools and youth groups. Nationals coaches host a series of youth baseball clinics at Nationals Park during the season. For more information about Community Relations efforts, please stop by the Community Clubhouse located on the Main Concourse Level behind the Red Porch Restaurant or visit nationals.com/community.
Concierge desk services are available in the Lexus Presidents Club, Washington Suites, PNC Diamond Club, both levels of the Stars & Stripes Club and on the Lincoln and Jefferson Suite levels. The concierge desk in these areas can provide guests with an array of services, including transportation information, restaurant recommendations, ticket information, team information, schedule and other special services upon request.
The Conference Center, which includes five individual meeting rooms, flanks the South Capitol Street side of Nationals Park. The Kennedy Room holds approximately 260 people, while the Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Taft and Reagan Rooms all hold between 40 and 60 people.. For all gameday information call 202.675.NATS(6287), or email email@example.com. Send all non-gameday requests to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 202.640.RENT(7368).
For sponsorship opportunities with the Washington Nationals or at Nationals Park, contact our Corporate Partnerships Department at email@example.com.
For assistance with any service issue, Nationals Park guests can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Customer Service team members are available throughout the game to assist with any service-related issue to the best of their ability.
Designated Driver Program, presented by Miller Lite
The Nationals and Miller Lite remind you that when celebrating with friends at Nationals Park, make sure you have a safe ride home. If you are a designated driver, visit the Designated Driver kiosk behind the PNC Diamond Club on the main concourse, or on the Gallery Level behind Section 314.
DC Lottery Tickets
DC Lottery Tickets are sold out of the box office window in the Majestic Team Store located in Center Field. The window opens two hours prior to the start of each game and remains open through the 7th inning on gamedays. Additionally, there are two Winstations located on the Main Concourse Level that sell scratcher tickets.
Disabled Guests Services
Nationals Park offers several accommodations for our disabled guests, including a plethora of ADA seating options, wheelchair-accessible entrances, ATMs, drinking fountains, elevators, ramps, restrooms and vision seating.
For information on the latest ticket specials, visit nationals.com/specials.
For information or to request an in-kind charitable donation, please visit nationals.com/donations. All requests must be submitted online at least 45 days in advance of the fundraising event.
Elevators and Escalators
There are three sets of elevators and three sets of escalators at Nationals Park. Elevators are located behind section 113 and 134 for access to all levels, and behind Section 120 for Lexus Presidents Club, Stars & Stripes Club and Press Box access.
In the event of an emergency, Nationals personnel have been trained and instructed to assist guests in evacuating Nationals Park. Guests are asked to remain calm and follow the instructions of Nationals personnel and the public address announcer.
The Nationals are committed to providing excellent customer service and are pleased to hear of employees who perform in an exemplary manner. If a guest would like to recognize any employees at Nationals Park, they are encouraged to send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Entering Nationals Park
For the safety of everyone at Nationals Park, the Nationals require that all persons entering Nationals Park be searched for prohibited items. See GENERAL CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items). This includes a thorough inspection of all jackets, coats, packages, bags, backpacks, purses and any other containers brought to any of the Nationals Park entry gates. In addition, guests may be randomly selected for security screenings with hand-held metal detectors.
Family Fun Area
Children young and old are invited to visit this kids-oriented play arealocated near Center Field Gate, adjacent to the Red Porch Restaurant. Here guests will find the Strike Zone and Jungle Gym.
NOTE: The following will apply to Jungle Gym activities:
Family Picnic Area
The outdoor covered picnic area, located on the main concourse behind Sections 141-143, accommodates gameday groups of up to 250 people. For information call 202.675.NATS(6287) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fans are prohibited from touching, attempting to touch or generally interfering with a ball in play or a player during a game. Any guest doing so will be ejected from Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (General Guidelines).
Letters should be addressed to specific players or coaches so they can be forwarded to individual recipients. Fans should be aware that players receive a large amount of fan mail each week and the Nationals cannot guarantee that a player or coach will respond. Fan mail should be sent to the following address:
[Coach or Player Name]
Washington Nationals Baseball Club
1500 South Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-1507
Guests should refrain from sending items for autographs or items of great value. The Nationals are not responsible for returning mailed items and do not accept items to be autographed for personal or charitable reasons. SEE DONATIONS
Fan Support Line
To discreetly report unruly behavior or security issues during the game, fans are encouraged to text "SUPPORT" along with a brief description of the issue and its location to 91347 to contact Nationals Park officials when in need of assistance.
Any guest attempting to enter the field or cause objects to enter the field before, during or after a game or event will be subject to criminal prosecution and/or fines. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (General Guidelines).
First Aid And Medical Services
There are three First Aid locations inside Nationals Park, located behind Sections 107, 131 and 312. EMTs are inside the ballpark and ready to respond to emergencies. Guests requiring First Aid assistance are urged to contact any member of the Nationals gameday staff or report to any Guest Services locations. See GUEST SERVICES.
Foul Balls, Homerun Balls And Bats
All guests are asked to stay alert throughout the game for foul balls or bats that might leave the playing area. See INJURY DISCLAIMER. Guests are permitted to keep all foul and home run balls that are hit into the seats, but are asked to be cautious and courteous to others when collecting a ball. Bats entering the stands must be returned if requested by the Nationals or visiting team. Guests are prohibited from throwing balls back onto the field. Violators are subject to ejection or possible arrest. Any guest that interferes with a ball in play or the game in any way is subject to ejection from Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (General Guidelines).
Game Day Staff Employment
For those interested in employment as seasonal gameday staff (Guest Services, Concierge Services or Ticket Services), contact the Nationals at email@example.com. Those interested in employment with Levy Restaurants (food service, concessions, etc.) should contact Levy directly at 202.640.7939.
Nationals Park has several gate locations for entry and exit, including Center Field Gate with entry access on N Street; Left Field Gate with entry access on South Capitol Street; Third Base Gate with entry access on South Capitol Street; Home Plate Gate with entry access on Potomac Avenue; First Base Gate with entry access on Potomac Avenue; and Right Field Gate with entry access on First Street.
Gate Opening Times
For all Nationals home games, the Center Field Gate will open 2 1/2 hours prior to first pitch. Guests will have access to the Red Porch, Strike Zone, concession stands and select center field sections to watch batting practice. All other gates will open 1 1/2 hours prior to first pitch. All gate opening times are subject to change.
Seating in sections 401 and 402 offers a great value at $5 per ticket ($15 for Marquee Games). Grandstand seats go on sale at Nationals Park each game day 2 1/2 hours prior to first pitch. Grandstand seats are limited to one (1) ticket per customer and the customer must be present at time of purchase. Upon purchasing Grandstand seating, fans must immediately enter Nationals Park.
Nationals Park is the nation's first major professional stadium to become LEED Silver Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The facility incorporates a variety of sustainable design elements and pays particular attention to issues affecting the health of the Anacostia River, such as storm water management and minimization of water pollution.
Nationals Park contains three Guest Services locations behind Sections 103, 131 and 320. Guest Services locations open at the same time as the Nationals Park gates and remain open until 30 minutes following the game to assist guests with lost and found items, lost or missing guests, transportation information, emergencies, accommodations for guests with disabilities and any other questions or concerns guests might have.
Hard Times Cafe Score 6 Win Wings
Every time the Nationals score six or more runs in a home game, guests may bring their ticket stub or season plan holder card to any local Hard Times Cafe - excluding Nationals Park location - within two days of the game date for a FREE order of wings. Dine-in only. No purchase necessary.
The ticket or card holder assumes all risk, danger and injury incidental to the game of baseball or related activities, whether occurring before, during or after the actual play of the game, including (but not limited to) the danger of being injured by thrown or broken bats, thrown or batted balls or other objects, or by others in attendance. Please refer to the back of your admission ticket or card for a more complete disclaimer. If you would like to lessen your risk, the Nationals will exchange your seat location for one in the UPPER DECK OR OTHER REMOTE AREA or, in the event of a sellout, will refund your purchase any time before the first pitch is thrown.
Guests are encouraged to try various modes of transportation to travel to Nationals Park. Inline skating to Nationals Park can be a convenient, healthy alternative. However, guests must remove their inline skates prior to entering Nationals Park. Guests will be expected to store their skates safely under their seats. Additionally, skating on "Heelies" is prohibited within Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
Junior Nationals Kids Club
For all kids ages 12 and younger, the Junior Nationals Kids Club, presented Harris Teeter, is a great way to enjoy Nationals baseball. Based on membership level, members receive a membership card with lanyard, , travel kit coupon book for discounts on tickets, front-of-line privileges for Kids Run the Bases and much, much more. For details, go to nationals.com/jrnats or stop by the Strike Zone at Nationals Park during any Saturday or Sunday home game prior to the end of the third inning.
Kids Run The Bases presented by Under Armour
Children can join the fun at Nationals Park for Kids Run the Bases after select Sunday home games. Kids Run the Bases begins following the last out of the game. All kids ages 4-12 are encouraged to participate. Starting at first base, kids will be directed to run around the bases. Only one adult per child may accompany runners to the field, with the adult continuing along the warning track and then meeting the child near home plate. Junior Nationals MVP members receive VIP front-of-line privileges. Parents and guardians are encouraged to sign-up their kids for Junior Nationals MVP membership at nationals.com/jrnats or in the Strike Zone during Sunday home games.
Lexus Presidents Club
Lexus Presidents Seats have access to the Lexus Presidents Club. Inside the Lexus Presidents Club, members enjoy sophisticated comfort, exceptional service and enhanced amenities, highlighted by complimentary gourmet chef's tables and all-inclusive draft beer and house wine amidst the elegance of a fine dining setting. This private club also includes two window walls that offer an insider's view of the home batting cage and press conference room. The Lexus Presidents Club is also available for private parties on non-gamedays. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.640.RENT(7368).
Lost And Found
Items lost and found will be turned in to the Nationals Park Main Guest Services Office located at the Center Field Gate. Guests may contact the Guest Services Office at email@example.com or 202.640.7580 to inquire about and/or retrieve lost items. Lost and Found is open during game hours only.
Lost Children and Persons
Guests should report missing persons at any Guest Services location (See GUEST SERVICES for locations). Guest Services staff will work closely with Nationals Park gameday staff, DC Fire and EMS and DC MPD to locate the missing individual(s).
Washington Nationals Baseball Club
Attn: Mascot Coordinator
1500 South Capitol Street SE
Washington, D.C. 20003-1507
Merchandise And Apparel
Guests can purchase Nationals merchandise and apparel at any of the ballpark's Nationals Clubhouse Stores and at portable booths along the concourse. Nationals Clubhouse Stores can be found in the following locations:
The Nationals offer premium seating in the exclusive Lexus Presidents Club for select military groups during every game, providing a special experience for wounded veterans, active duty service members and their families.A gourmet buffet, complimentary in-seat food and beverage service as well as views of the underground batting cages and postgame press conference are included. Honorees are recognized on NatsHD at the end of the 3rd inning.
Miller Lite Beerpen
Located on the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk, this festive outdoor space features three levels of standing room, complete with bar-height drink rails. For game day information call 202.675.NATS(6287) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk
Located on the Club Level behind the Main Scoreboard, guests can enjoy this elevated center field view of the field, including the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk Bar and Miller Lite Beerpen. Join us Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for pregame music, drink specials and games.
National Anthem Singers
Prior to each season, auditions are held to sing the National Anthem at Nationals home games. Additional information can be found online at nationals.com/anthem.
The NatPack, the official Nationals Park entertainment crew, is responsible for interacting with guests throughout the game. Guests may see the NatPack hosting various contests and promotions at Nationals Park and throughout the D.C. area.
The NatMobile creates the "Nats Experience on four wheels," reaching fans beyond Nationals Park. The NatMobile can be found at hundreds of events per year, including concerts, football tailgates, festivals, community events, youth baseball games and street fairs. Some events may also feature Screech, the famous Racing Presidents and/or Nationals players. For more information, email email@example.com.
Musical instruments and any type of noise-making devices not provided by the Nationals are prohibited in Nationals Park. Any exceptions will be at the discretion of the Nationals. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
Outside Food And Beverage
All food items must be contained in single serving bags within a soft-sided container or cooler that does not exceed 16" x 16" x 8". Metal, plastic or glass containers of any kind (except for factory-sealed, clear plastic water bottles, no larger than 1 liter, baby food, empty water bottles and juice boxes) are prohibited at Nationals Park. Only one bottle of water per person will be permitted. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
Ten party suites are located on the Suite Level down the left field line. Each party suite accommodates 32 guests. All suites are equipped with a private temperature-controlled indoor lounge with high-top tables and bar stools, refrigerator, ice maker, outdoor balcony seating, high-definition flat screen television and telephone for your convenience. Each ticket provides access to the Stars & Stripes Club. Package includes four guest passes and four VIP garage parking passes. Call 202.675.NATS(6287) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PNC Diamond Club
Located between the dugouts spanning sections 119-126, the PNC Diamond Seats boast some of the best sightlines in Nationals Park. For Season Plan Holders, PNC Diamond Seats feature access to the PNC Diamond Club, the new PNC Diamond Lounge (see details below), the Stars & Stripes Club, and all-inclusive food, draft beer and house wine. Expanded food service options include "Grab & Go Stations," a "Snack Attack Station," and enhanced in-seat service.
PNC Diamond Lounge
Single Game Tickets Holders have access to the brand new PNC Diamond Lounge, an all-inclusive lounge adjacent to the Home Plate Gate and overlooking the Anacostia River. Take in the game from the PNC Diamond Seats and enjoy a gourmet buffet and beverage service featuring draft beer and house wine.
For more information, visit nationals.com/tickets, email email@example.com or call 202.675.NATS(6287). The PNC Diamond Club and PNC Diamond Lounge are also available for private parties on non-gamedays. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.640.RENT(7368).
Nationals pocket schedules are available at several Nationals Park locations, including Guest Services, Concierge Services, Team Stores, Box Offices, Lexus Presidents Club, Red Porch Restaurant and PNC Diamond Club.
Police And Security
For the safety and convenience of all Nationals Park guests, police and official security personnel are stationed throughout Nationals Park. In the event of an emergency, guests should notify the nearest Guest Services or Event Security staff member or visit any Guest Services location. See GUEST SERVICES.
Presidents Race Presented by Geico
The GEICO Presidents Race takes place during the middle of the 4th inning and features George Washington, Tom Jefferson, Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Bill Taft. After their race, the Presidents appear in their photo station in the Family Fun Area to pose for free photos with fans. The Presidents are also available for hire to appear at public functions. See MASCOTS for booking information.
Nationals Park is a great place for all types of events. There are many great spaces for hosting private events on non-gamedays, including the exclusive Lexus Presidents Club and the spacious Center Field Plaza. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 202.640.RENT(7368).
The Nationals offer an array of first-class publications to inform and entertain Nationals Park guests. Nationals Magazine is the official gameday program of the Nationals, providing in-depth features, statistical analysis, farm system reports, opponent previews, exclusive online content and a scorecard. Inside Pitch is a free, digest-sized magazine that provides the most up-to-date stats and information on the current homestand. The Nationals Yearbook is a limited edition collector's piece, featuring 120 pages of player photos, stories from Washington's best baseball minds and an in-depth look at that particular season.
Rain Delays or Postponed Games
The right to delay the start of a game rests with the home club. Once both team managers meet with the home plate umpire and exchange lineup cards, the right to determine whether the game will be interrupted or terminated is at the discretion of the Umpire-in-Chief. Under the provisions of the Official Playing Rules, the Umpire-in-Chief has sole and unquestioned authority to determine whether and when play is halted, when play will be resumed and whether and when a game will be terminated due to bad weather or unsafe playing conditions. In the event of a postponed or cancelled game, guests are advised to check the Nationals website at nationals.com, local newspapers, Nationals media affiliates or the weather hotline at 202-640-7575 for further information. Even with inclement weather, the Nationals will make every effort to play scheduled games. In the event a legal game is not played due to weather, guests are asked to retain their tickets. The ticket will serve as a rain check for that re-scheduled game.
The Red Loft provides the perfect perch for Nationals fans to view the game. Located directly above the Red Porch, this area has direct access to the Red Loft bar. The Red Loft is also available for private parties on non-gamedays. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.640.RENT(7368).
Red Porch seating in center field offers a distinct perspective from which to view the game. The red seats are within a short hop of the Red Porch Restaurant. The Red Porch is also available for private parties on non-gamedays. Send requests to email@example.com or call 202.640.RENT(7368).
Guests may not exit and reenter Nationals Park using the same ticket or card. However, in the event of an emergency, guests should contact a gate supervisor, who may permit a guest to reenter Nationals Park at the same gate. Guests who leave Nationals Park at any time (without the authorization of a gate supervisor) will not be permitted to reenter. Also see SMOKING POLICY.
Resale of Tickets/Scalping
Resale of tickets is strictly prohibited by the Nationals and District of Columbia law. Violators are subject to arrest and prosecution by the DC Metropolitan Police Department.
On April 15, 1997 Allan H. "Bud" Selig announced the baseball-wide retirement of Jackie Robinson's uniform number 42. Robinson's number is displayed on the Gallery Level façade. To date, no Nationals players' numbers have been retired.
Nationals guests wishing to display general welcome, birthday and/or anniversary messages on the scoreboard may do so by making a $100 donation to the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation at least 24 hours prior to the start of the game they wish to have their message appear. Scoreboard messages will be displayed between the end of the fourth inning and the top of the fifth inning. Guests interested in ordering a scoreboard message must visit nationals.com/scoreboardmessages to place their order.
Screech, the Nationals official mascot, is available for private parties, corporate engagements, parades and other events. Those interested in more information on Screech should visit nationals.com. See MASCOTS for booking information.
The Nationals are committed to providing an affordable, guest-friendly, high-quality entertainment experience in a world-class facility. In order to ensure that all guests receive the value of their ticket purchase, only those persons with a particular ticket or card will be able to occupy that seat. Nationals staff will be checking tickets and cards to safeguard each customer's individual ticket purchase.
Share A Ride
Guests driving to Nationals Park should consider taking another Nats fan or two. Those looking for a ride or a rider would be surprised at the number of neighbors, friends or co-workers who are coming to the game too! It's easy to arrange through some of the following resources:
Shirley Povich Media Center
The press box in Nationals Park is named the Shirley Povich Media Center in honor of the late Hall-of-Fame baseball writer. A longtime friend of Nationals Principal Owner Theodore N. Lerner, Povich entertained fans with his daily musings in "This Morning with Shirley Povich," in particular by his writings on baseball. Nationals Park's state-of-the-art video and audio system is an integral component of the Shirley Povich Media Center.
Signature Sundays presented by New Era
Select Nationals players will sign autographs on Sundays on top of the first base (home) dugout. Please enter down the right side of the aisle and exit up the left side of the aisle. Players will sign autographs for approximately 20 minutes. First come, first served basis. One autograph per person. Weather permitting, subject to player schedules and timing. Fans are not guaranteed autographs or photographs.
Nationals Park is a completely non-smoking facility. Guests wishing to smoke must exit at either the Right Field Gate or the Third Base Gate. Guests wishing to exit Nationals Park to smoke must present a valid ticket and receive a wristband before exiting Nationals Park. Guests wishing to re-enter Nationals Park must return with a valid ticket and assigned wristband. Guests may not exit and re-enter Nationals Park using only an admission ticket for any reason.
The Nationals get things started each spring in sunny Viera, Florida. Fans are encouraged to enjoy some sun and join friends and neighbors for Grapefruit League action at Space Coast Stadium. Those interested in ticket information can call the Tickets.com office at 888.632.NATS(6287) or visit nationals.com/spring.
Stars & Stripes Club
This well-appointed, two-story, 33,000 sq. ft. dining lounge and bar channels all the energy and excitement of the game, indoors. Two full-service bars, including the festive lounge, provide the perfect spot to enjoy the game. Access to the Club and Mezzanine Levels requires guests to have a proper ticket. The Stars & Stripes Club is also available for private parties on non-gamedays. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.640.RENT(7368).
World renowned husband and wife artists Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt along with Jody Rotblatt, Sean Bell and Oscar Leon, worked hundreds of hours to bestow on Nationals Park the likes of Josh Gibson, Frank Howard and Walter Johnson in white bronze. These Negro League Baseball, Major League Baseball and D.C. sports icons have now staked claim to the Center Field Plaza where they can be seen, admired, discussed and argued over by all who enter the gates of Nationals Park. Known for many types of art mediums, the team from the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany in Highwood, Illinois has created such artistic immortalizations as Michael Jordan, "Magic" Johnson, Gordie Howe, Ty Cobb and - Mr. Take Me Out to the Ballgame himself - Harry Caray.
Strollers are permitted in all concourse areas at Nationals Park. Strollers that are unable to fold and fit under a Nationals Park seat must be checked either at a Guest Services location, the Center Field Plaza or behind Sections 131 or 321 If a guest has a stroller that, once folded, will fit under a Nationals Park seat, he/she will be permitted to take it to their seat. However, the Nationals are not responsible for the stroller if it has not been checked.
Fans looking to make a suggestion or give the Nationals some feedback can do so by visiting Main Guest Services located at the Center Field Gate. Guests may also email suggestions to email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the game, catch a cab at the convenient Taxicab Stand located on the north side of M Street SE between South Capitol St, SE and Half St, SE (The Taxi Stand begins operating approximately 2 hours after the first pitch and remains open until approximately 1/2 hour after the game's conclusion.
Located behind the Main Box Office at the Center Field Gate, Ticket Services provides assistance to patrons on gamedays beginning 2 1/2 hours prior to first pitch. Fans with questions regarding accessible ticketing accommodations, purchasing ticket upgrades and ticket entry problems should report to Ticket Services for assistance.
Daily tours of Nationals Park are offered from March through mid-November. Please check the availability of tour dates at nationals.com/tours. The cost of tour tickets is $15 for adults, with discounts available for kids, seniors, active duty military with an ID card and groups of 15 or more. Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone and at the ballpark's Main Box Office located at the Center Field Gate. You may also schedule a private tour by e-mailing email@example.com. Proceeds from the tours benefit the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.
Small, collapsible umbrellas that will fit into a backpack or bag of the maximum allowed size (See BAGS AND BACKPACKS) are allowed in Nationals Park. Any umbrella that blocks sight lines or becomes a nuisance for any reason to other guests is not permitted. Ushers reserve the right to ask guests to lower their umbrellas for the enjoyment of all guests in attendance. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
Ushers are stationed throughout Nationals Park to assist guests and enforce Nationals Park rules and regulations. If someone is interfering with a guest's enjoyment of the game, an Usher should be contacted. Ushers are not permitted to solicit tips from guests; guests are asked to report any such solicitations to a Guest Services location (see GUEST SERVICES). Guests are asked to treat Nationals Park Ushers with courtesy and respect; by enforcing the rules, they are making Nationals Park a safer and more comfortable environment for all Nationals Park guests. Feedback on the guest service experience can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Team Fans
Visiting team fans are Nationals Park guests. Harassment of the visiting team or their fans will not be tolerated and may result in ejection. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (General Guidelines).
Nationals Park guests are encouraged to visit D.C.'s other attractions on their way to the ballpark. In addition to the area around the Navy Yard and Southwest Waterfront, guests can take the Orange/Blue Line to the Capitol South Metro and walk to Nationals Park along New Jersey Ave to M Street. Guests can also take the Orange/Blue Line to the Eastern Market station and enjoy a multitude of restaurant and retail offerings along Barracks Row's 8th Street SE. Those interested in more information should visit nationals.com/waytogo.
Washington Nationals Dream Foundation
The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and the Washington Nationals Baseball Club are committed to community partnerships that improve the lives of children and families across the Washington Capital Region. The Foundation's cornerstone programs are focused on children's education, health and recreation. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Dream Foundation has committed to a partnership with the D.C. Government to build the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy to teach the game of baseball and provide after-school educational programs for children in the D.C. region. Other major projects include the creation of the Washington Nationals Pediatric Diabetes Care Complex at Children's National Medical Center, and the Neighborhood Initiative, which provides grants, in-kind donations and additional resources to support small non-profit organizations in the area surrounding Nationals Park, and beyond. The Foundation raises money through special events, raffles, memorabilia auctions and the sale of team-related merchandise. Revenue from fans' scoreboard messages and professional tours of Nationals Park benefit the Foundation as well. Fans may also support the Foundation by purchasing personalized baseballs for display on the Nationals Park "Ball Wall" and through online donations. For more information, stop by the Dream Foundations kiosk near the Red Porch Restaurant on game days, or visit nationals.com/dream. The Foundation offices are located at Nationals Park and staffed year-round:
Washington Nationals Dream Foundation
1500 South Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003-1507
Foundation Contact # only: 202.640.7124 or 7709
Tax ID Number: 34-2034830
Weapons and Firearms
Weapons and firearms of all kinds are prohibited in Nationals Park, with the exception of law enforcement officials licensed to carry weapons. Law enforcement officials must register their weapons or firearms with a Security Staff member at any Nationals Park entry gate. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
You, our guests, are the focus of everything the Nationals strive to do. Nationals employees are here to make your Nationals Park experience a special and memorable one. We welcome your comments and suggestions at any of our Guest Services locations.