Nationals Park was opened in 2008, when the Washington Nationals began play in Washington D.C., following their move from Montreal where they played as the Expos. The park is home to only the Nationals, who play in Major League Baseball's National League East division. Since the stadium opened, it has played host to a number of noteworthy events, including three Nationals playoff appearances.
In the baseball world, Nationals Park played host to a piece of baseball history, as legendary starting pitcher Randy Johnson earned his 300th win as a member of the San Francisco Giants in a 5-1 win over the Nationals. It will be the site of the 89th MLB All-Star Game on July 17, 2018. The Stadium has also played host to one of the more fun traditions in recent sporting history, the 2015 Winter Classic between the Washington Capitals and the Chicago Blackhawks, in a contest that the Capitals won 3-2.
Outside of the sports world, Nationals Park has played host to many concerts, hosting legends such as Billy Joel and Paul McCartney. Nationals Park also hosted Pope Benedict XVI during his 2008 visit to the United States, where a mass was celebrated with over 47,000 people in attendance.
The Washington Nationals are a virtual lock to qualify for the 2017 Major League Baseball postseason as the champions of the National League East, which means that Nationals Park will be set to host some games of major importance once the playoffs begin. Past years have seen playoff games at Nationals Park end poorly, but a team as talented as the Nationals are this year will always have a chance to win a championship in their home ballpark.
Frequently Asked Questions About Nationals Park Events and Tickets
What events are at Nationals Park?
Nationals Park is primarily used as the home of MLB's Washington Nationals. However, Nationals Park does host a number of concerts and other events. See full Nationals Park schedule above.
How much are tickets at Nationals Park?
Nationals Park ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Nationals Park tickets can be found for as low as $13.00, with an average price of $53.00 but can vary depending on the event.
What is Nationals Park's address?
Nationals Park is located at 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
What city is Nationals Park in?
Nationals Park is located in Washington
What is the capacity of Nationals Park?
Nationals Park has a capacity of roughly 41339, though it will depend somewhat on the event type.
When was Nationals Park opened?
Nationals Park was opened in 2008
Can you purchase tickets at the Nationals Park box office?
Yes, you can purchase tickets at the box office. Please visit the official box office site for more details.
What is the phone number for Nationals Park?
Nationals Park's phone number is 202-675-6287
Does Nationals Park offer concessions for sale?
Yes, you can purchase concessions at Nationals Park. Please visit the official site for more details.
Does Nationals Park have a coat check?
Yes, Nationals Park has a coat check.
Where can I find details on will call?
You can find details about will call on the Nationals Park's official site.
When do gates open?
It depends on the event but gates at Nationals Park will typically open 2 hour(s) before the event.
Are bags allowed at Nationals Park?
Yes, bags are allowed at Nationals Park, but there are exceptions and we strongly recommend visiting the official Nationals Park site for the latest details.
Are laptops allowed at Nationals Park?
Yes, laptops are allowed at Nationals Park, but we recommend visiting the official Nationals Park site for the latest details.
Are cameras allowed at Nationals Park?
Cameras are allowed at Nationals Park but professional cameras are not permitted, please visit the venue's oficial site for full details on their camera policy.
Can I bring outside food to Nationals Park?
Yes, you can bring outside food to Nationals Park, but we recommend visiting the venue's official site for more details.
Are outside drinks allowed at Nationals Park?
Yes, outside drinks are allowed at Nationals Park, but we recommend visiting the venue's official site for more details.
Are animals allowed at Nationals Park?
Only service animals are allowed at Nationals Park
At what age do you need a ticket to enter Nationals Park?
Nationals Park requires a ticket for any child who is 3 or above. Please visit the official site for more details.
What is the phone number for disabled services at Nationals Park?
Does Nationals Park offer assisted listening devices?
Yes, Nationals Park offers assisted listening devices (ALDs). Please contact the venue at 888-632-6287 to learn more.
Does Nationals Park have parking?
Yes, Nationals Park has parking.
How much does parking at Nationals Park cost?
The cheapest parking near Nationals Park is usually at least $20