The Nationals return from their first road trip to begin the first of two 10-game homestands this season. The team opens with a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and a three-game set against the San Francisco Giants, followed by an off-day on Monday, April 25, before finishing with three games against the Miami Marlins.
Due to inclement weather on Monday, the first game of the Nationals-Diamondbacks series was postponed and will be made up as part of a split nine-inning doubleheader on Tuesday, April 19. First pitch of Game 1 is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET, and Game 2 is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.
Through the month of April, the Nationals are offering Buy One, Get One Free canned Budweiser beer products and Hebrew National hot dogs when placing mobile orders. For more details, read the ‘Buy One, Get One Hot Dogs + Beer’ section below. Single-game tickets for all Nationals home games are on sale now starting at just $13. Fans interested in purchasing tickets should visit nationals.com/Tickets.
This homestand features Jackie Robinson Day; the first games of the College Day (Howard University) and Patriotic Series; Teacher Appreciation Day; Kid’s Opening Weekend; Girl Scout and Scout Days; Youth Baseball and Softball Days; a Juan Soto kids jersey giveaway; Signature Sunday; and Kids Run the Bases.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
· Prior to Game 2, Ceremonial First Pitch thrown by His Excellency David Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia.
· Jackie Robinson Day
o While the Nationals were in Pittsburgh for the league-wide celebration of Jackie Robinson Day, the team will continue to honor Robinson’s legacy on Tuesday, April 19, during to Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks with special video features throughout the evening.
o Signed, game-worn jerseys from Friday, April 15 will be auctioned off beginning April 22 with proceeds benefitting the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
· College Day Series – Howard University
o Throughout the season, the Nationals celebrate local colleges and universities with pre-game assets and themed content around the ballpark, plus limited edition co-branded Nationals hats, available with the purchase of Special Event Tickets.
o Howard University Day kicks off the College Day Series prior to Game 2 on Tuesday, April 19, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
o Pre-game assets include:
§ Our Nation’s Colors presented by The Prince William County Public Safety Honor Guard Team.
§ National Anthem and Lift Every Voice and Sing performed by Anaiya Smith, Howard University student.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
· Patriotic Series presented by PenFed – Military Appreciation Day
o The Nationals are proud to host the Patriotic Series presented by PenFed, honoring the men and women of the U.S. military and first responders. This series features special programming, pre-game assets and patriotic uniforms.
o On Wednesday, April 20, the Nationals will provide two complimentary tickets to active duty, dependents, veterans, retirees and reservists with military ID or proof of service, while supplies last. For tickets, visit the Home Plate Box Office beginning at 5:30 p.m. that day.
§ The first game of the 2022 Patriotic Series is Military Appreciation Day against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
o Pre-game assets include:
§ Our Nation’s colors presented by The Joint Armed Forces Color Guard, Military District of Washington.
§ National Anthem performed by Technical Sergeant Matthew Hill, U.S. Air Force Band.
§ Demonstration by the United States Navy Drill Team.
§ Ceremonial First Pitch thrown by representatives of the four Service Component Commands:
· Brigadier General Daniel B. Conley, Marine Corps Installations Command
· Major General Allan M. Pepin, Commanding General Joint Task Force – Nationals Capital Region (JTF-NCR) & Military District of Washington (MDW)
· Major General Joel D. Jackson, Commander of the Air Force District of Washington and the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing
· Command Master Chief Andy Hochgraver, Command Master Chief, Naval District Washington
§ Recognition of military families in coordination with the National Military Family Association.
§ Salute to Service will recognize members from TAPS (The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors).
FRIDAY, APRIL 22
· Teacher Appreciation Day presented by Kaiser Permanente
o On Friday, April 22, vs. the San Francisco Giants, the Nationals will host Teacher Appreciation Day presented by Kaiser Permanente, honoring the hard-working teachers, administrators and school employees with special recognition at Nationals Park.
o With the purchase of a special ticket, fans will receive a Nationals Curly W Chalk Mug.
· Nationals Home Run Charity 5K
o Nationals fans and area residents can celebrate the start of the baseball season with the second annual Nationals Home Run Charity 5K. Virtual Race Week begins Friday, April 22, and runs through Friday, April 29.
o Registration is still open, and tickets are still available for the first-ever Finish Line Party at Walter’s Sports Bar in Navy Yard on Friday, April 29.
o For more information and to register, visit nats4good.org.
· Earth Day
o Anheuser-Busch is partnering with Keep America Beautiful to provide volunteers to collect recyclables throughout Friday’s game as part of Anheuser-Busch’s “Recycle Like A Champion” program.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
· City Connect On-Field Wear Date
o On Saturday, April 23, vs. the San Francisco Giants, the Nationals will sport their cherry blossom-themed City Connect uniforms.
o That day, the Nationals are also hosting a City Connect game watch party, featuring other activities and photo opportunities, at The Wharf’s Market Square from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
o The cherry blossom-themed uniforms will be worn during select games throughout the 2022 season.
o To learn more about City Connect, the uniform design, on-field wear dates, and to buy City Connect merchandise, visit nationals.com/CityConnect.
· Kids Opening Weekend
o On Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, against the San Francisco Giants, the Nationals invite the team’s youngest fans to help kick off the start of the 2022 season and celebrate Screech’s birthday.
§ DJ Stylus Chris will perform in the Budweiser Terrace at 10:30 a.m.
§ Kids photo opportunities will be available at the Boxwood Wall at Budweiser Terrace Escalators.
§ The Family Picnic Area will feature caricature artists and balloon twisters beginning at 11:30 a.m.
· Girl Scout Day
o The Nationals are excited to welcome Girl Scout associations, service units, trips and families to Nationals Park for Girl Scout Day on Saturday, April 23.
o With the purchase of a special ticket, fans will receive a limited edition Nationals Girl Scout patch and the opportunity to participate in a pre-game Q&A session with a member of the Nationals staff.
o For every special ticket sold, $5 will be donated to Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital.
· Juan Soto Kids Jersey
o On Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, against the San Francisco Giants, the first 5,000 fans 12 & under each day will receive a Juan Soto kids jersey presented by Harris Teeter.
SUNDAY, APRIL 24
· Continuing the celebration of Kids Opening Weekend:
o DJ As-1 and DJ Simon will perform in the Center Field Plaza at 12:00 p.m.
o Kids photo opportunities will be available at the Boxwood Wall at Budweiser Terrace Escalators.
o The Family Picnic Area will feature caricature artists and balloon twisters beginning at 12:00 p.m.
· Youth Baseball and Softball Days presented by Inova Sports Medicine
o On Sunday, April 24, against the San Francisco Giants, the Nationals will host the first of two Youth Baseball and Softball Days presented by Inova Sports Medicine.
o With the purchase of a special ticket, youth players, coaches and parents can participate in a pre-game Q&A session with a member of the Nationals staff.
· Signature Sundays
o Every Sunday home game, two Nationals players, coaches or broadcasters will be available for autographs down the first base line near the Nationals dugout.
o The Nationals will provide vouchers at Section 103 at a first-come, first-served basis for fans to take part, weather permitting.
· Kids Run the Bases
o Kids ages 4 through 12 will have the opportunity to run the bases after Sunday day games, weather permitting.
o Jr. Nationals MVP members will have access to an exclusive line. For more information on the Jr. Nationals Kids Club, visit nationals.com/JrNats.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26
· Value Days
o The Washington Nationals offer the first of their monthly Value Days, offering discounts on tickets, concessions, merchandise and parking. Highlights include:
§ Tickets – Starting at just $9
§ Concessions – 40% off concessions items using the promo code VALUE on 25 oz. cans of Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob ULTRA, hot dogs, fountain sodas, and bottled water
§ Merchandise – 40% off select merchandise items
§ Parking – Parking is available in Lot W for just $10 (regularly $20)
o To learn more about Value Days and to purchase discounted tickets and parking, visit nationals.com/ValueDays.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
· Scout Day
o The Nationals will welcome Scout troops, families and friends for Scout Day on Wednesday, April 27, against the Miami Marlins.
o Special tickets include a limited edition Nationals Scout patch, and $5 of every special ticket sold will go toward the National Capital Area Council.
BUY ONE, GET ONE HOT DOGS + BEER
· The Nationals are offering Buy One, Get One Free on purchases of canned Budweiser beer products and Hebrew National hot dogs for the remaining home games in the month of April.
o This in-park offer must be redeemed using mobile ordering with the code TURN2 entered during checkout.
o To learn more about the BOGO special, CLICK HERE.
- The 5050 Raffle returns for all home games this season, offering fans the chance to win big cash prizes while supporting the community impact work of Nationals Philanthropies. New ticket prices and additional prizes give fans more ways to win.
- Online ticket sales will open three hours before first pitch, and tickets will also be available inside Nationals Park at the kiosks located by sections 108, 118, 138, 203 and 223 or from roving sellers through the middle of the 7th inning.
- Tickets can be purchased using cash, credit and debit cards at the following price points: 5 for $10, 20 for $20, 100 for $40, and 300 for $100.
- Fans can also purchase Raffle tickets from their computers or mobile devices anywhere within the District. For more information and to purchase Raffle tickets online, visit nats4good.org/5050.
NATIONALS PARK ENTRY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
- Security Procedures
- Fans can now enjoy expedited entry into Nationals Park with the implementation of CEIA OpenGate technology at all guest entrances.
- Fans no longer need to remove jackets or items from their pockets
- Fans with clear bags will not need to have their bags searched
- New Bag Policy
- As part of the new procedures, all bags larger than a clutch must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and may not be larger than 16 x 16 x 8 inches.
- Fans may bring a clutch (5” x 7” x ¾” or smaller) in addition to or instead of a clear bag.
- Fans with diaper or medical bags may use ADA/Family lanes at the Center Field and Home Plate gates.
- Binbox is available for fans whose bags do not comply with ballpark regulations
- To learn more about Nationals Park entry policies and procedures, please visit nationals.com.
GETTING TO THE BALLPARK
Parking options for Nationals fans start at $20 and are available online at nationals.com/Parking. All Washington Nationals parking lots are now cashless, and will only accept credit card payment at this time. Fans are encouraged to purchase parking in advance to ensure a space in their desired location.
Fans using Metro to travel to or from Nationals Park are encouraged to review the Metro schedule at wmata.com/schedules.
Fans should also consider alternate forms of travel to and from the ballpark, including the D.C. Circulator from Union Station, biking to the ballpark, or the baseball boat from Alexandria. Visit nationals.com/WayToGo for information on parking and transportation options to Nationals Park. To receive up-to-date WMATA service notifications on a mobile device, fans are encouraged to register for Alert DC at http://hsema.dc.gov/page/alertdc.
Fans traveling to the ballpark should be aware that there are construction projects underway in the surrounding area. To ensure safe crossings, please be mindful of signage and directions given by public safety officers.
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 tobacco product.
MLB and the Nationals require that all people entering Nationals Park walk through a metal detector or be screened with handheld metal detectors to search for 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.