Last spring, when we normally would have been welcoming our fans back to Nationals Park for a new season of baseball, our stadium instead stood empty and quiet. We all dreamed of the day that fans would once again be able to come back to the ballpark.
This dream came true on April 6, when we were able to welcome 5,000 fans back to Nationals Park for Opening Day. After extensive discussion and planning with the Government of the District of Columbia, health experts and Major League Baseball, we are excited to announce that we will be expanding our capacity to 25%, beginning with our April 15 game.
We will continue to prioritize our Season Plan Holders while our seating capacity remains limited, but we hope to allow additional fans to join us at Nationals Park soon. We look forward to continuing to increase our capacity in the coming weeks, and we will adjust our operations accordingly to welcome back more of our loyal fans at that time. We thank you for your patience and understanding in following these guidelines during this unprecedented time. Welcome home, fans.
In accordance with the regulations set in place by the Government of the District of Columbia, Nationals Park will operate at a capacity of 25%, effective April 15. Guests will be seated in socially distanced pods of 1-6 people.
Additional precautions related to not only seating, but also all game day operations, are being taken to prioritize the health and safety of our fans, players and staff. Please visit nationals.com/welcomehome for full information on new health & safety measures in place at Nationals Park for the 2021 season.
The Exhibition Game played annually at Nationals Park was canceled. Season plan holders whose plan included this game received a credit for the amount of money spent on tickets and parking passes to this game.
Additionally, the following games have been rescheduled:
The game against the New York Mets originally scheduled for Thursday, April 1 was rescheduled to Saturday, June 19 at 1:05pm. The start time of the originally scheduled June 19 game has been moved from 4:05pm to 6:05pm to accommodate a split doubleheader. Both games will be 7-inning regulation games.
The game against the New York Mets originally scheduled for Saturday, April 3 was rescheduled to Monday, June 28 at 7:05pm.
The game against the New York Mets originally scheduled for Sunday, April 4 was rescheduled to Saturday, September 4 at 1:05pm. The start time of the originally scheduled September 4 game has been moved from 4:05pm to 6:05pm to accommodate a split doubleheader. Both games will be 7-inning regulation games.
The game against the Atlanta Braves originally scheduled for Monday, April 5 was rescheduled to Wednesday, April 7. This game and the previously scheduled April 7 game comprised a single-admission doubleheader. Fans must have had tickets to the original April 7 game to attend this doubleheader. Fans who had tickets to the April 5 game have received an account credit, which can be redeemed for future games.
We do not anticipate any other COVID-19 related impacts to the schedule at this time. The latest schedule can be found here.
At this time, all season plan holders will need to be relocated for April games to comply with the Government of the District of Columbia’s social distancing guidelines. The Nationals offered plan holders the opportunity to relocate their typical season plan seating location into a new socially distanced seating pod through a Socially Distanced Relocation. Based on expanded capacity for April, an additional Socially Distanced Relocation opportunity will be taking place the week of April 12, for remaining April games. The full details will be communicated to plan holders via email.
In preparation for this Socially Distanced Relocation, your Washington Nationals ticket account has been automatically credited with the total dollar amount associated with your 2021 April games in your 2021 season plan (in addition to the canceled Exhibition game). You will be able to apply these credits towards your new seats during the Socially Distanced Relocation, at no additional cost.
No. Once we return to full capacity at Nationals Park, your typical Season Plan seating location will be waiting for you. Although a Socially Distanced Relocation will be necessary for April games, and potentially for future months, your typical season plan seating location will remain held on your account throughout the 2021 season, and into the 2022 Renewal process. This will be true regardless of any decisions you make related to Socially Distanced Relocation in 2021.
Washington Nationals parking garages and lots remain at full capacity. However, to give fans flexibility to make decisions during our Socially Distanced Relocation, we will be dropping all season plan parking passes for April, and allowing you to hand-pick your new April parking passes using the associated account credits. This will allow fans to reclaim parking passes to correspond with the games for which they elect to redeem tickets during the Socially Distanced Relocation.
Due to capacity restrictions set by the Government of the District of Columbia, we will be prioritizing our existing 2021 Season Plan Holders in terms of claiming our limited-capacity seating. If inventory remains available after our Season Plan Holders receive their opportunity, we will next begin to prioritize fans who have credits from the 2020 season. While we cannot be sure if this opportunity will be available for April games, we are eager to accommodate our fans who carried credits over from 2020 as soon as capacity restrictions are eased.
The Nationals are excited to announce that we will be allowing all ticketholders to carry any 2020 or 2021 account credits that go unused in 2021 over to the 2022 season. This includes any 50% Bonus Credits earned. For our season plan holders, credits for actual money paid towards 2020 or 2021 games can be applied towards the renewal of your season plan for 2022. Other ticket buyers will also be able to apply these credits towards 2022 ticket purchases. Any 50% Bonus Credits earned during the 2020 or 2021 season can be used in 2022 towards seat upgrades, concessions, merchandise, additional tickets and more (based on your previous decisions regarding how you allocated your 50% Bonus Credit).
The 50% Bonus Credit Program for 2020 customers is governed by, and subject to, its terms and conditions located at: nationals.com/creditterms. The New Buyer 50% Bonus Credit Program is governed by, and subject to, its terms and conditions located at: nationals.com/bonusterms.
Due to capacity restrictions set by the Government of the District of Columbia, we continue to prioritize our existing 2021 Season Plan Holders in terms of claiming our limited-capacity seating. If inventory remains available after our Season Plan Holders receive their opportunity, we will next begin to prioritize fans who have credits from the 2020 season, followed by going on sale with single game tickets for the rest of our fans.
If we are unable to offer single game tickets for April games, we look forward to doing so once our allowed capacity increases. Should single game tickets go on sale, they will be available at nationals.com/tickets2021. The box office windows at Nationals Park will not be open.
Similar to single game tickets (see above), we are unable to accommodate group tickets while our capacity remains at 25%. That being said, our Group Sales representatives would love to start discussing your group’s future visit to Nationals Park at any time. We will be prioritizing fans who have credits on their account from 2020 group purchases. Whether you are a returning group or a brand new group, please reach out to us at [email protected] to start discussing your group’s options, and receive priority for whenever we are able to welcome groups back.
The 2021 promotional schedule will be released on a rolling basis, to account for potential changes to our seating capacity as the season progresses. Please check nationals.com/promotions for details.
As long as our capacity remains limited to 25%, the Nationals will have enough items so that every eligible ticketholder will be able to receive that day’s promo. Please do not arrive early or crowd the gates to secure a giveaway item – we have you covered!
Fans will not be required to have the COVID vaccine or a negative COVID test to enter Nationals Park. All fans are required to wear a mask at all times while at Nationals Park, aside from when actively eating and drinking at their ticketed seats.
If your tickets are in one of our Premium Clubs – Nationals Club or PNC Diamond Club – please note that there have been some important changes to our indoor Club dining times, to allow for social distancing. Please visit www.nationals.com/clubdining to learn more about your Club dining access.
Fans are allowed to transfer, donate or re-sell their tickets, as long as they maintain the integrity of our socially distanced seating pods. Ticket holders who wish to transfer, donate, re-sell or otherwise provide any of their tickets to anyone with whom it would not be appropriate to share a seating pod should do so only with their entire pod of tickets. Failure to maintain ticket pod integrity by selling, donating, transferring or otherwise providing some portion of a ticket holder’s pod of tickets to another party may result in the forfeiture of the entire ticket pod.
In accordance with the Government of the District of Columbia’s guidelines related to social distancing, please enter Nationals Park through the gate designated on your ticket. Gates will be color coded, and the gate name and color code will appear on fans’ digital tickets. All ballpark gates will open 2 hours prior to first pitch, and all parking garages and lots will open 2.5 hours prior to first pitch.
Gate colors are listed below:
Centerfield Gate: Red
Right Field Gate: Orange
1st Base Gate: Green
Home Plate Gate: Blue
Media & Suites: Purple
Third Base Gate: Magenta
Left Field Gate: Gray
If a guest requires an ADA accessible entrance, they may enter through the closest ADA accessible entrance. ADA accessible entrances are located at the following gates:
1st base ADA (located on the corner of 1st St. SE and Potomac Ave.)
Home Plate Gate
Media & Suites
Third Base Gate
Left Field Gate
Guests must exit through the same gate they entered.
The following concerts and special events are currently scheduled to take place at Nationals Park in 2021. Please visit nationals.com/natsevents for more information.
- Guns N’ Roses North American Tour – July 13, 2021
- Hella Mega Tour - Green Day / Fall Out Boy / Weezer – August 8, 2021
- The Stadium Tour - Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard – August 9, 2021
- Spartan Stadion – September 11, 2021
- Congressional Baseball Game for Charity – September 29, 2021
If you have questions, please contact us at the following email addresses:
[email protected] for questions regarding individual game tickets
[email protected] for questions regarding groups of 13 or more, single-game suites, hospitality spaces, and special ticket events
[email protected] for questions regarding season ticket plans
For any issues on the day of the game, please visit the Will Call windows, which are located outside the Centerfield Gate, behind the main Nationals Park Box Office.
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