Nationals Park Information Guide
Accessible seating is available for purchase online at nationals.com/tickets, or in person at the Nationals Park box office windows on gamedays. Ticket holders who need to change their seats for accessible seating can also visit the Ticket Services windows on gamedays.
See CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS.
Alcohol not purchased at Nationals Park is expressly prohibited in all ticketed areas. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY. State and Federal 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. No more than two (2) alcoholic beverages will be sold per purchase per ID. 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 RESPONSIBLE FAN PROGRAM PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER.
ALD – Assistive Listening Devices
Guests with hearing impairments may sign out an assistive listening device (ALD) or a transistor radio free of charge from Main Guest Services located in Centerfield Plaza. A valid government-issued ID will be held until the device is returned. These devices are available for all Nationals baseball games and events where the house sound and radio system is used.
Guests may cast their ballots for their favorite Nationals player online at nationals.com during the official MLB voting period. Vote early, vote often and vote Nats!
We welcome trained service animals recognized by federal law at Nationals Park. "Service Animals" are defined as dogs (or in some cases, miniature horses) that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Service animals must be leashed and under the control of their handler at all times. All other animals are prohibited.
The Nationals Ballpark App (i.e., the MLB.com ballpark application) allows you to manage your entire Nationals Park experience from your mobile device. For details visit nationals.com/ballparkapp.
Apple Pay is the preferred mobile payment method at Nationals Park and is accepted at most locations.
Planned autograph experiences are not currently available amid safety measures taken to protect players and fans.
Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)
PNC Bank and Industrial Bank ATMs are located on all levels of Nationals Park, behind Sections 106, 120, 213, 302 and 318. Guests experiencing any problem related to an ATM should contact their financial institution. Neither the Nationals nor Nationals Park employees have access to the ATMs.
If you are parked in a Nationals-managed lot and encounter car troubles at the end of an event, please call 202.640.7911. Should maintenance issues arise, we want to ensure that your vehicle is not towed from Nationals-managed parking lots.
Baby Changing Stations
Baby changing stations and tables can be found in all public restrooms inside of Nationals Park, as well as in the Nursing Lounge. See NURSING LOUNGE.
Backpacks may not be brought into Nationals Park except as otherwise set forth in the Nationals Park Bag Policy available at nationals.com/bagpolicy. See also GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
Starting for the 2022 season, with very limited exceptions, bags must be clear with the contents plainly visible, or they will not be permitted inside Nationals Park.
Anyone arriving with a prohibited bag will be directed to use the Binbox locker service, or make their own arrangements. See BINBOX.
For specific details, please see the Nationals Park Bag Policy at nationals.com/bagpolicy.
Banners & Signs
See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Banners & Signs).
Baseball bats may not be brought into Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
Guests are invited to watch batting practice upon the opening of gates. All gates will open 90 minutes prior to first pitch. Batting practice times are approximate and subject to change without prior notification and at the discretion of either team. Guests may not watch batting practice from a seating area where they do not have a valid ticket entitlement. See GATE OPENING TIMES.
Beach Balls and Other Inflatable Items
Beach balls and other inflatable items are prohibited in Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
Place your in-game bets anywhere, anytime, within two blocks of Nationals Park! Download the BetMGM App now! To download the app, go to your app store (Apple/Android) and download the BetMGM app.
The BetMGM Sportsbook at Nationals Park is NOW OPEN! Catch all the action and bet on your favorite teams at the 4,000 sq. ft. sports bar. Located adjacent to our Centerfield gates, the Sportsbook features wall to wall screens, 6 betting windows, 17 kiosks and a 40 ft bar. Open daily from 11am to 12am midnight! Go to nationals.com/betmgm for more information.
Nationals Park is bicycle friendly, with space for 250 bikes in bike racks located around the exterior of the ballpark. Guests may also use the free Bicycle Valet, located just to the left of the entrance to Garage C, on First Street SE near N Street SE. The valet accepts bikes 2 hours before game time and will close 1 hour after the completion of the game. Guests can determine the best bike route by visiting nationals.com/waytogo. Bicycles are not permitted inside Nationals Park.
Binbox offers storage space to guests attending games at Nationals Park. Binbox is offered in two locations; one to the left of Right Field Gate and one at the bottom of Home Plate Gate. Binbox opens two hours prior to gates opening and closes one hour after the final out. Two sizes of lockers are offered at differing price points. Please note that all bags placed within a Binbox locker are subject to security inspection.
Bottles and Cans
Metal, plastic or glass containers of any kindare prohibited (except for clear, factory-sealed or empty plastic water bottles no larger than one liter, juice boxes, insulin containers and baby food). Only one water bottle per person will be permitted. For the safety of everyone, no frozen water bottles will be permitted into Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
The Nationals Park Ticket Office is located outside and adjacent to the Center Field Gate. On gamedays guests can seek assistance with ticket-related issues at the Center Field Box Office which will serve as Ticket Services for the 2022 season.
Box Office hours beginning gamedays starting April 4, 2022 and continuing to the end of the 2022 season.
- Center Field Box Office located adjacent to Center Field Gate and behind the Main Box Office is open beginning 2 ½ hours prior to first pitch and closes in the middle of the 7th inning. This location will serve as Ticket Services for the 2022 season to assist fans with ticket-related issues.
- Home Plate Box Office next to the Home Plate Gate is open beginning 2 ½ hours prior to first pitch and closes at the end of the 3rd inning
- Main Box Office facing N street near the corner of N & Half streets is open beginning 3 hours prior to first pitch and closes at the end of the 6th inning
- Advance Ticket Sales located behind Sections 103/104 is open beginning when gates open (90 minutes prior to first pitch) and closes at the end of the 5th inning
- Closed on non-gamedays during the 2022 season
- To purchase single game tickets, please visit nationals.com/tickets
- For ticket information, contact 202.675.NATS(6287) or [email protected]
Brooms, Poles and Staffs
Brooms, poles and staffs of any kind are not permitted inside of Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
Budweiser Brew House
Budweiser Brewhouse is located in Centerfield Plaza and available starting at the earliest gate opening time. Guests may choose bar or table seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Nationals reserve the right to restrict access to this area on game days at any time for any reason.
Located behind the NatsHD videoboard, guests can enjoy this elevated center field view of the field. For information on hosting a private event on the Budweiser Terrace on a non-game day, please visit nationals.com/events.
Cameras and Video Equipment
Guests are permitted to bring cameras and video equipment into Nationals Park, provided that they are for personal use only. Cameras with a lens longer than eight (8) inches may not be brought into Nationals Park, except by credentialed media. Filming of any game footage is strictly prohibited by Major League Baseball. While taking photographs, guests are not permitted to stand in the aisles, portals or walkways, or to obstruct others from viewing the game. Monopods, tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted in Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
In partnership with Headfirst, Nationals offer the opportunity for young ballplayers to connect with their favorite team while learning and practicing their favorite sport. Those interested, please visit: nationals.com/camps.
Nationals Park does not accept cash as a form of payment for tickets, concession or retail. There are three locations inside Nationals Park where cash can be exchanged for Nats Bucks. Those locations are Advance Ticket Sales behind Sections 103/104, Guest Services behind Section 131 and Guest Services behind Section 319.
Chair of Honor
In 2015, in coordination with the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Nationals dedicated a Chair of Honor at Nationals Park for military personnel taken as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action. This unoccupied, reserved seat is a visual reminder of those brave men and women who have not yet come home, and the sacrifices each made in serving this country.
Cherry Blossom Trees
Nationals Park has 14 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 the left field seating area. These trees were grown in southeastern Pennsylvania and were transplanted to Nationals Park on March 6, 2008, in an official dedication ceremony.
Child Identification Wristbands
Guests may obtain identification wristbands for their children. These wristbands indicate their seat location in the event they become separated from the rest of their party. Please visit any Guest Services location (Centerfield Plaza, Section 131, and Section 320) to speak to a Nationals Guest Experience Representative to obtain a wristband.
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 K-12 education. For more information about Community Relations efforts, please visit nationals.com/community.
Nationals Park plays host to the biggest acts in music every summer. For all questions pertaining to concerts, please visit nationals.com/concert. Click on the show link for information about ticketing, safety procedures, prohibited items, parking, Metro, gate times, and much more.
Nationals Park has conference center space available. If you are interested in booking this space for an event, please feel free to visit nationals.com/events to learn more.
Coolers and Hard-Sided Containers
Coolers and hard-sided containers are prohibited at Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
For sponsorship opportunities with the Washington Nationals or at Nationals Park, contact our Corporate Partnerships Department at [email protected]
Guest Experience Representatives are available throughout the game to assist in-person with any service-related questions. Fans can get immediate assistance during events by texting NATS along with their issue and location to 202-980-4357, or by tweeting @natsparkservice.
Services for Guests with Disabilities
Nationals Park offers several accommodations for our guests with disabilities, including several ADA seating options, wheelchair-accessible entrances, elevators, ramps, restrooms, drinking fountains and ATMs. Additionally, vision-impaired fans can pick up an in-park live radio lanyard at any Guest Services location (behind sections 103, 121 and 320) to assist with listening to the live radio broadcast of the game while at Nationals Park.
The Washington Nationals may offer the following select ticket discounts throughout the season:.
- Military, Seniors, Students & Government Employees receive a $5 discount off any ticket within select seating areas. Tickets must be purchased at the Nationals park Box Office with the appropriate identification, day of game only. Transactions are limited to one (1) ticket per person. Discount is not valid for Diamond and Marquee tier games, Grandstand tickets, Standing Room Only tickets, or Suite tickets. All tickets are subject to availability.
- For information on all the Nationals current ticket discounts, visit nationals.com/deals
For information or to request an in-kind charitable donation, please visit nationals.com/donations. All requests must be submitted online at least six weeks in advance of the fundraising event.
Drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (including, without limitation, airborne drones which are prohibited by law) may not be brought into or used in Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
eCASH is the digital currency of the Washington Nationals. All fans have the ability to use eCASH. To get started with eCASH, fans should download the MLB Ballpark App, or visit one of the eCASH conversion locations located at the ballpark. Using eCASH provides fans with the opportunity for exclusive, periodic eCASH-only promotions.
Elevators and Escalators
There are three sets of elevators and three sets of escalators at Nationals Park. Elevators are located behind Sections 113 and 134 for access to all levels, and behind Section 120 for Terra Club, FIS Champions Club and Press Box access.
In the event of an emergency, Nationals Park team members have been trained and instructed to assist guests in evacuating Nationals Park. All guests should familiarize themselves with the emergency evacuation video played throughout the ballpark, including on the scoreboard, before home games. It is a good idea to identify two emergency exits closest to your seat location. Families and groups should pre-designate a meeting location outside of the ballpark in the event of an evacuation. Guests are asked to remain calm and follow the instructions of Nationals Park team members and the public address announcer. If you have any questions about the location of an emergency exit, please refer to the ballpark diagrams or ask a Nationals Park team member for assistance.
The Nationals are committed to providing excellent customer service and are pleased to hear about Nationals Park team members who perform in an exemplary manner. If you would like to recognize any Nationals Park team members, please send an e-mail to [email protected], Tweet @natsparkservice, or visit one of the Guest Services locations in Centerfield, Section 131 or Section 320.
For those interested in employment with the Nationals, you can find a listing of our open positions at nationals.com/careers. Those interested in employment with Levy Restaurants (food service, concessions, etc.) should contact Levy directly at 202.640.7939. Those interested in employment with Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC) (event security) should visit www.csc-usa.com/APPLY.
Entering Nationals Park
For the safety of everyone at Nationals Park, both MLB and the Nationals require that all persons entering Nationals Park walk through a metal detector or be screened with hand held metal detectors to search for prohibited items. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items). This includes a thorough inspection of all jackets, coats, packages, bags, purses and any other containers brought to any of the Nationals Park entry gates.
Staff and Fans at Nationals Park will be required to follow the most up-to-date state and federal guidance regarding face-covering requirements. Should these guidelines require you to wear a face covering, please note the following.
- Permitted face coverings: KN95, N95, Cloth, Surgical/3-Ply and Face Shield (only when accompanied by another approved face covering)
- Not Permitted: Bandana, Gaiter and any face covering with an exhalation valve
- Face-covering must fully cover your nose and mouth
- Anyone who does not comply may be asked to leave
Family Picnic Area
Located in Right Field near Section 142, this area offers picnic tables for families to use on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Family restrooms equipped with baby changing tables may be found on the concourses behind Sections 104, 117, 139 and 235, We request that family restrooms be reserved for guests with young children or those with special needs.
Fans are prohibited from touching, attempting to touch or 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 and coaches 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 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, guests are encouraged to text "NATS" along with a brief description of the issue and the location to 202-980-4357.
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
First Aid locations inside Nationals Park are 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 game day staff or visit one of our three first-aid locations.
First Street Party Tent
Located outside the First Base Gate on First St. SE & Potomac Ave. SE, the First Street Party Tent along with other hospitality spaces, will be available to book for groups for the 2022 season. Visit nationals.com/hospitality for more information on group hospitality areas at Nationals Park.
FIS Champions Club
The FIS Champions Club features a well-appointed, two-story, 33,000 square foot dining lounge and bar, channeling all the energy and excitement of the game – indoors. Access to the interior portion of the FIS Champions Club requires guests to have a proper ticket. For information on hosting a private event in this area on a non-gameday, please visit nationals.com/events.
Food and Beverage
Visit nationals.com/concessions for food and beverage information. Also see OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGE.
Foul Balls, Home Run 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 will not be permitted to leave their seating pods to catch foul ball or home run balls. Guests are permitted to keep all foul and home run balls that are hit into their pods Please see the guest experience representative in your section to find out how to receive a certificate to memorialize your catch. Ball and bats entering the stands must be returned if requested by the Nationals or the visiting team. Guests are prohibited from throwing balls back onto the field. Violators are subject to ejection or possible arrest. Any guest who 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).
Nationals Park has several gate locations for entry and exit. Gates include the Center Field Gate, with entry access on N Street SE; Left Field Gate, with entry access on South Capitol Street SE; Third Base Gate, with entry access on South Capitol Street SE; Home Plate Gate, with entry access on Potomac Avenue SE; First Base Gate, with entry access on Potomac Avenue SE; Media and Suites, with entry access on South Capitol Street SE; and Right Field Gate, with entry access on First Street SE.
Gate Opening Times
For all Nationals home games, all gates will open 90 minutes prior to first pitch. Gate opening may be subject to change.
The Giving Garden presented by Carefirst
Relaunching in 2022 as The Giving Garden, Carefirst and local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River have teamed up in an ongoing effort to provide free produce to D.C.’s underserved communities in Wards 7 & 8. Located on the rooftop across from Section 105, The Giving Garden yields crops year-round for distribution via the BBAR Farm Share Program. These crops include over 25 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Goose Island Pub
The Goose Island Pub is located on the Main Concourse near Sections 112 and 113 and is open to all fans. For information on hosting a private event in the Goose Island Pub on a non-game day, please visit nationals.com/events.
Grandstand tickets are available day of game at the box office when gates open, must have MLB Ballpark app and MLB account in order to purchase. Tickets are delivered exclusively to the MLB Ballpark app, $5 for Regular, Prime, Marquee and Value games and $15 for Diamond tier games. Limit one ticket per person and all ticket buyers must be present at time of purchase.
Nationals Park is the nation's first major professional sports 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.
Guest Experience Representatives
Guest Experience Representatives 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, a Guest Experience Representative should be contacted. Guest Experience Representatives are not permitted to solicit tips from guests. Gguests are asked to report any such solicitations to a Guest Services location (see GUEST SERVICES). Guests are asked to treat Nationals Park Guest Experience Representatives and all Nationals Park staff with courtesy and respect. Feedback on the guest service experience can be sent to [email protected].
Nationals Park contains three Guest Services locations, which are located behind Sections 103, 131 and 320. Guest Services locations open at the same time as the Nationals Park gates and remain open until 60 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.
Hoverboards are prohibited. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
The ticket 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 within the Nationals Ballpark App 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 utilize various modes of transportation to travel to Nationals Park. Inline skating to Nationals Park can be a convenient, healthy alternative. 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).
Jr. Nationals Kids Club presented by Harris Teeter
For all kids ages 12 and younger, the Jr. Nationals Kids Club, presented by Harris Teeter, is a great way to enjoy Nationals baseball. Based on membership level, members receive a membership card with lanyard, messenger bag, coupon book for discounts on tickets. For details, go to nationals.com/jrnats or stop by the Jr. Nationals kiosk near the Right Field Gate at Nationals Park during any Saturday or Sunday home game prior to the end of the third inning.
Laser pointers and laser pens are prohibited inside of Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
Lost and Found
Lost and found items will be turned in to the Nationals Park Main Guest Services Office located adjacent to the Center Field Gate. Guests needing assistance in retrieving Lost and Found items during non-game hours may fill out a claim form on the Nationals website nationals.com/lostandfound. 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 Experience Representatives will work closely with Nationals Park game day staff to locate the missing individual(s).
Mascots appear periodically in Centerfield Plaza and in the ballpark concourses for photo opportunities with fans.
Merchandise and Apparel
See: TEAM STORE.
See ENTERING NATIONALS PARK.
Minor League Affiliates
Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings
One Morrie Silver Way
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: (585) 454-1001
Double-A: Harrisburg Senators
245 Championship Way
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 231-4444
High-A: Wilmington Blue Rocks
Judy Johnson Field at Daniel S. Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 888-2015
Low-A: Fredericksburg Nationals
42 Jackie Robinson Way
Fredericksburg, VA. 22401
Phone: (540) 858-4242
Rookie: WSH Complex League
The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
5400 Haverhill Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (561) 500-4487
Dominican Summer League Dominican Summer League Nationals
Washington Nationals Baseball Academy
Calle San Rafael #4
Carretera de Jubey
Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
Mobile Charging Units
These are available for use free of charge and located in several areas throughout the concourse at Nationals Park.
In 2019, the Washington Nationals commissioned local DC artist group, No Kings Collective, to create a unique mural that incorporated symbols of both baseball and the greater DMV. Highlights include landmarks, iconic baseball elements, and things close to Nationals’ fans hearts, like the Curly W. The mural was completed May 23, 2019.
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.
Nationals Park Kids Zone
A two-story play area for younger fans located on the right-field side of centerfield-plaza is available during all home games. Please note this area may close due to weather, or for any other reason, at the discretion of the Washington Nationals.
NATS PLUS is a membership program for all full, half, quarter and premium Plan Holders. NATS PLUS Members enjoy the best benefits package in Major League Baseball. Members receive unparalleled exclusivity, savings and convenience. For more information on NATS PLUS, go to nationals.com/NATSPLUS, call 202.675.NATS(6287), email [email protected], or visit the Plan Holder Lounge located behind Section 139.
Navy Yard Memorial Plaque
In September 2013, the community came together in response to the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. On Opening Day 2014, a private plaque unveiling was held for the victims’ families in Center Field Plaza. Ceremonies were dedicated to honoring and remembering the lives lost, as well as recognizing and celebrating the resolve and compassion demonstrated by so many in the aftermath of the tragedy.
Musical instruments and any type of noise-making devices not provided by the Nationals are prohibited in Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
The Nursing Lounge is a fully dedicated space for nursing mothers at Nationals Park. Located adjacent to Section 223, the air-conditioned lounge includes TVs, comfortable chairs for mothers, diaper changing stations, refrigeration units, a play area for toddlers, and electrical outlets.
A game is official after five innings have been completed (4 1/2 innings if the home team is ahead).
The out-of-town scoreboard is located in right-center field on the outfield wall.
Outside Food and Beverage
Single-serving food items may be brought into the Nationals Park, as long as they are contained in one of the approved bags under the Nationals current bag policy, or carried in your hands so the food items can be safely screened by security. Metal, plastic or glass containers of any kind (except for clear, factory-sealed or empty, plastic water bottles, no larger than one liter, juice boxes, insulin containers, and baby food) are prohibited at Nationals Park. Only one water bottle per person will be permitted. For the safety of everyone, no frozen water bottles will be permitted into Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
For information regarding parking at or around Nationals Park, go to nationals.com/parking.
Ten party suites are located on the Suite Level down the left field line. Each party suite accommodates up to 40 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 televisions and a telephone for your convenience. Each ticket provides access to the interior portion of the FIS Champions Club. Package includes four guest passes and four VIP garage parking passes. Call 202.675.NATS(6287) or email [email protected] for more information.
PNC Diamond Club
Located between the dugouts and close to all the action, the PNC Diamond Club seats boast some of the best sightlines in Nationals Park. The PNC Diamond Club seats feature access to the PNC Diamond Club, along with 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. The PNC Diamond Club seats are the ideal place to host special clients, employees, family or guests. For ticket information, contact 202.675.NATS (6287) or [email protected]. For information on hosting a private event in the PNC Diamond Club on a non-gameday, please visit nationals.com/events.
Nationals pocket schedules will not be available for the 2022 season. Printable 2022 schedules can be found online at nationals.com.
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 Experience or Event Security team member or visit any Guest Services location. See GUEST SERVICES.
See NON-GAMEDAY EVENTS or visit nationals.com/events. For in-game private events, contact 202.675.NATS(6287) or [email protected].
See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
For the most current promotional schedule, visit nationals.com/promotions.
The Nationals offer an array of first-class publications to inform and entertain Nationals Park guests. Nationals Magazine is the official game day program of the Nationals. Nationals Magazine is available online at nationals.com/publications. The Washington Nationals Yearbook takes an in-depth look at the current season and is available for purchase at the Team Store.
The 5050 Raffle at Nationals Park is an integral part of the fan experience during all regular and postseason home games, offering fans a chance to win big cash prizes while supporting Washington Nationals Philanthropies, the official charitable arm of the Washington Nationals. Fans purchase raffle tickets for a chance to receive a cash prize of half the jackpot, while the other half fuels the community impact work of Nationals Philanthropies. One lucky fan with the winning number will win 50% of that game’s raffle proceeds while the other half of the proceeds will benefit the foundation and its initiatives that serve District of Columbia residents, including its signature program – the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. The winning ticket number will be announced in the middle of the eighth inning, posted on nats4good.org/5050 and recorded on the raffle hotline at 202.640.7444. The holder of the winning ticket does not need to be present at the time of the drawing in order to win. The odds of winning a raffle depend on the number of tickets purchased. You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase raffle tickets and win prizes. Raffles will be held at all home games. Tickets will be sold from when gates open through the middle of the seventh inning by limited roving sellers and at kiosks throughout the ballpark. Tickets are also available for purchase online from anywhere within the District of Columbia by visiting nats4good.org/5050. Tickets can be purchased with cash, debit cards, and credit cards at the following prices: 5 tickets for $10, 20 tickets for $20, 100 tickets for $40, and 300 tickets for $100. Please see nats4good.org/5050 for more information and to purchase tickets online.
For the safety of everyone at Nationals Park, guests are asked to refrain from sitting, standing or leaning on Nationals Park railings. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (General Guidelines).
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 resume and whether and when a game will be terminated due to bad weather or unsafe playing conditions. Even with inclement weather, the Nationals will make every effort to play scheduled games. Visit nationals.com/rain for more information.
There are two ramps at Nationals Park, both of which access the four public levels of Nationals Park. The ramps are located behind Sections 107 and 131.
The Nationals have a multi-faceted ‘Green’ program which extends throughout our organization. To encourage guests to recycle and create a sustainable ballpark, Coca-Cola Fan Cans can be found throughout Nationals Park. These cans are designated single-stream recycling containers for paper, plastic, aluminum, and cardboard. In addition, the Nationals actively recycle pallets and metals.
Red Carpet Rewards Center
The Red Carpet Rewards Center is located in the Center Field Plaza (across from the escalators leading to the Budweiser Terrace), adjacent to the Right Field Gate. This redemption center serves as the location for all Nationals Season Plan Holders to pick up their Red Carpet Rewards marketplace and auction items. The Red Carpet Rewards Center is open every game starting 90 minutes prior to first pitch and closes at the conclusion of the fifth inning. Season Plan Holders can email [email protected] with any questions.
Guests may not exit and re-enter Nationals Park using the same ticket. Guests should contact a Guest Experience or Event Security supervisor with any questions or concerns. Guests who leave Nationals Park at any time (without the authorization of a gate supervisor) will not be permitted to re-enter. Also see SMOKING & TOBACCO.
Resale of Tickets/Scalping
Resale of tickets in public spaces is strictly prohibited by the Nationals and District of Columbia law. Violators are subject to arrest and prosecution by the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Guests are encouraged to only purchase tickets from authorized sellers, as tickets sold on the secondary market may be invalid or counterfeit and guests will not be eligible for refund from the Washington Nationals.
On April 15, 1997, former Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig announced the baseball-wide retirement of Jackie Robinson's uniform number 42. Robinson's number is displayed on the Terrace Level façade. To date, no Nationals players' numbers have been retired.
Salute to Service
The Nationals offer premium seating in the exclusive Terra Club for select military groups during every game, providing a special experience for wounded veterans, active duty service members and their families. Honorees are recognized on NatsHD at the end of the third inning. Tickets are allocated through military hospitals and support organizations and are not available for individual distribution.
See RESALE OF TICKETS/SCALPING.
Nationals guests wishing to display general welcome, birthday and/or anniversary messages on the NatsHD scoreboard may do so by making a $100 donation to the Washington Nationals charitable foundation, Washington Nationals Philanthropies, at least 24 hours prior to the start of the game they wish to have their message appear. Scoreboard messages will be displayed during the middle of the fifth inning. Guests interested in ordering a scoreboard message must visit nationals.com/scoreboard to place their order. To secure your group name on the Nationals Scoreboard, contact 202.675.NATS(6287) or [email protected].
Season Plan Holder Center
The Season Plan Holder Center is located behind Section 139 on the Main Concourse. This service area is the main hub for all Nationals Season Plan Holders. The Season Plan Holder Center is open every game, starting 90 minutes prior to first pitch, and closes at the conclusion of the fifth inning. Season Plan Holders may stop by to speak with a Ticket Service Representative about their account, meet their rep, load eCASH and more. You may also contact Nationals Ticket Services on non-gamedays by calling 202.675.NATS(6287) or emailing [email protected].
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 the person with a valid game ticket to a particular seat will be able to occupy that seat. Nationals’ staff will be checking tickets to safeguard each guest’s individual ticket purchase. Illegal use or tampering with a valid ticket may lead to additional penalties, including removal from the ballpark.
Segways are defined as a mobility device under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Guests with mobility limitations may operate Segways inside the ballpark, provided they do so in a safe manner that does not create risk of injury to the operator or to other guests. Segways are not permitted to travel at a speed faster than the speed of a standard motorized wheelchair. Nationals Park does not rent or provide Segways for guests to use. Nationals Park team members cannot take responsibility for or provide storage for Segways.
Self-defense sprays, including, without limitation, pepper spray and mace may not be brought into Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
The Sensory Room is a room built to ensure the best guest experience for those with sensory needs. Guests may pickup a sensory bag from main guest services, located in Centerfield Plaza.
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” and 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.
See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Banners & Signs).
Smoking & Tobacco
Nationals Park is a completely non-smoking and tobacco-free facility, per District of Columbia law. There is no exception for electronic cigarettes or any other type of smoking device, or for smokeless tobacco or any other type of marijuana or tobacco product.
The Nationals get things started each spring at The FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, and fans are encouraged to enjoy some sun and join friends and neighbors for Grapefruit League action. Those interested in ticket information can call the Tickets.com office at 888.632.NATS(6287) or visit nationals.com/spring.
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 staked their claim near Home Plate Gate where they can be seen, admired, and discussed 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, Ill. 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. The Nationals are not responsible for the stroller if it has not been checked.
Fans looking to make a suggestion or give the Nationals feedback can do so by visiting Main Guest Services located in Centerfield Plaza. Guests may also email suggestions to [email protected].
The Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson Suites deliver some of the most breathtaking sightlines in Nationals Park. Boasting a private and intimate atmosphere, each suite features leather chairs surrounded by granite-top tables, porcelain tile flooring and fine woven carpeting. The 55-inch flat screen HD-television over a marble-top wet bar enhances the condominium atmosphere. Retractable glass doors open up to three tiers of outdoor seating and offer a stunning view of the playing field.
Located on the Suite level, you will find our club spaces designed to accommodate all guests from large organizations to family-sized packages:
- Club 24: Enjoy the intimacy and luxury of the Suite level with your company’s own private four-seat theater box and dedicated dining table.
- K Street Boxes: Matches the excitement of the Club 24 space, offering you all of the amenities of a season-long suite in a four-seat theater box.
- Silver Slugger Suite: Host your next corporate function or family outing in our most contemporary club group space.
- Club 3 & Gold Glove Club: Enjoy smaller Season Plans in an all-inclusive suite atmosphere.
Supervised Children Policy
At Nationals Park the safety and enjoyment of all of our fans is our top priority. Nationals Park requires that children be supervised by a responsible person at all times. Please note the following:
- Children below the age of 14 will NOT be permitted to enter Nationals Park to attend a baseball event or attend a Nationals Park ballpark tour unsupervised.
- Children below the age of 14 MUST be accompanied by a responsible person age 16 or older.
A responsible person is defined as an individual age 16 or older who themselves exhibits all of the behaviors expected of them in accordance with the Nationals Park code of conduct policies.
- Responsible person(s) supervising a child below the age of 14 must remain with the child at all times while at Nationals Park.
- Groups failing to abide by this policy may be asked to leave.
Children age 14 or older may enter Nationals Park unaccompanied.
Guests can purchase Nationals merchandise and apparel at any of the ballpark’s Team Stores and at portable booths along the concourse. Team Stores can be found in the following locations:
- The Main Team Store, located in the Center Field Plaza, is accessible throughout the year.
On non-game days, hours of the Main Team Store are 10 a.m.– 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday . On evening (7:05 p.m.) game days, the Main Team Store will open at 11 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. to the public. All Team Stores will close by the conclusion of each game.
- The following stores can be accessed once gates have opened:
- Terra Club
- Suite Level behind home plate
- Section 115 Authentics Store, Behind Home Plate, Section 131, Section 140, Section 236, and Section 304
- Booths are located behind Sections 107, 114, and 138.
Televisions and Radios
Personal, battery-powered televisions and radios may be brought into Nationals Park, though the use of headphones is required.
Inside the Terra 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. For information on hosting a private event in the Terra Club on a non-gameday, please visit nationals.com/events.
Located at the Center Field Box Office for the duration of the 2022 season, Ticket Services provides assistance to guests on gamedays beginning 2.5 hours prior to first pitch. Guests with questions regarding accessible ticketing accommodations, ticket entry problems, and other ticket-related issues should report to Ticket Services for assistance.
Ticket Services Hotline
Partial Season Plan Holders can contact the Ticket Service Hotline at 202.640.7050 for any questions regarding their account. Hotline hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and 2 hours before first pitch through the end of the first inning on game days. Partial Season Plan Holders may also contact Ticket Services via email at [email protected].
Tours will be returning to Nationals Park for the 2022 season. Please visit nationals.com/tours to find out when tours for 2022 go on sale.
Located above the Budweiser Brewhouse in Centerfield Plaza, fans may enjoy the game in this area on a first-come, first-serve basis
Small, collapsible umbrellas are allowed in Nationals Park. Any umbrella that blocks sightlines or becomes a nuisance for any reason to other guests is not permitted. Guest Experience Representatives reserve the right to ask guests to lower their umbrellas for the enjoyment of all guests in attendance. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
See GUEST EXPERIENCE REPRESENTATIVES.
The Washington Nationals follow the most up-to-date state and federal guidelines regarding vaccination policies. Any individual entering Nationals Park is expected to comply with these guidelines. Anyone who does not comply with these guidelines may be asked to leave.
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. The revitalized Navy Yard and Southwest Waterfront areas (Green Line) feature several new restaurants within walking distance of Nationals Park. Guests can also take the Orange/Blue/Silver Line to the Capitol South Metro and walk to Nationals Park along New Jersey Ave to M Street, or exit at the Eastern Market station near the restaurant and retail offerings along Barracks Row’s 8th Street SE. Those interested in more information should visit nationals.com/waytogo.
Washington Nationals Philanthropies
Washington Nationals Philanthropies, the official charitable arm of the Washington Nationals, champions opportunities for all residents of the Greater Washington region to thrive by inspiring investment in the community. To date, the foundation has invested over $43 million through community grants to local organizations and facility construction and annual programming of its signature program, the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.
For more information, or to donate, visit nats4good.org.
The foundation offices are located at Nationals Park and staffed year-round. To reach a staff member, email [email protected].
Tax ID Number: 34-2034830
Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy
The signature program of Washington Nationals Philanthropies, the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, uses baseball and softball as vehicles to foster positive character development, academic achievement, and improved health among youth living in underserved communities in Washington, D.C. The Academy operates out of a nine-acre education and recreation campus constructed in the Ft. Dupont Park neighborhood in Ward 7. Programming includes year-round afterschool enrichment for Scholar Athletes in grades 3 through 8, baseball and softball development programs, and food access through a weekly farmers market. For more information visit nationalsacademy.org.
Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy is located at: 3675 Ely Place, SE | Washington, DC 20019. To reach a staff member, please call: 202.827.8960 Ext. 6014.
Water Bottle Fillers
Water bottle fillers are located throughout the ballpark for your convenience to refill your reusable water bottles.
- 201 (on the wall leading to the section)
- 243 (Budweiser Terrace)
Available at Nationals Park and located in several locations on the concourse and on each level.
Weapons and Firearms
Weapons (including, without limitation, pocket knives) and firearms of all kinds are prohibited from entering Nationals Park. See GUEST CONDUCT POLICY (Prohibited Items).
WGL Energy Bullpen Cart
The Bullpen Cart will not be active for the 2021 season.
If you are in need of a wheelchair, please see any game day team member or visit any Guest Services location to request assistance.
Will Call drop-off & pick-up is not available for the 2022 season. As a result, you will need to find alternative options to distribute physical hard tickets to any groups or individual persons. Please note, tickets can be forwarded via the MLB Ballpark app instantly to another email address at no additional cost.
Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)
Wireless services are free to all guests who visit Nationals Park. Most cellular carriers will automatically join you to the Wifi network; if not please look for Nationals Park Fans when you go to the wireless settings on your device. There is no username or password required but you will be presented with a splash page that needs to be acknowledged prior to using the service.
If you experience any issues with the wireless services please text “NATS” along with a brief description of the issue and the location to 202-980-4357 or visit any one of our Guest Services locations.
You, our guests, are the focus of everything the Nationals 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 or via e-mail at: [email protected].