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Mobile Ticketing in the MLB Ballpark app FAQs

MLB Ballpark app Overview

What is the MLB Ballpark app?

The MLB Ballpark app serves as your mobile companion while at Nationals Park. The app provides digital ticketing functionality, ballpark information, check-in offers, interactive features, exclusive content and more!

What are the benefits of using the MLB Ballpark app?

Accessing your tickets in the app makes it easy to manage and scan tickets, provides the latest game time information, and helps prevent lost or stolen tickets.

MLB Ballpark app - Account Set Up & Accessing Tickets

Do I need an MLB account to use the MLB Ballpark app?

Yes. When you download the MLB Ballpark app, you will need to create or log in with an MLB account. An MLB account is free and easy to create directly from the MLB Ballpark app or the top navigation bar on Nationals.com.

How do I access tickets I purchased?

To view your tickets:

  1. Open the MLB Ballpark app on your phone.
  2. Log in to your existing MLB account or create a new account with the same email address used to buy your tickets.
  3. You may need to verify your email address if this is your first time accessing your tickets in the MLB Ballpark app. You can verify your email address by tapping the Settings gear from the top right hand corner of the Today tab, tapping on MLB Account, and tapping to send the verification email.
  4. A verification email will be sent to the email address requested. Tap on the link in the email to allow access to your tickets in Ballpark.

That’s it! All of your tickets will be available in the Wallet tab or the Today tab on the date of the game!

How do I locate my Nationals ticket account?

A Nationals ticket account number is automatically created when you have Nationals tickets, online or offline. You can find your ticket account number in the MLB Ballpark app by tapping the Settings gear in the top right hand corner of the Today Tab, and then selecting the Ticket Accounts tab.

Your Nationals ticket account is where your Nationals tickets are held. You are issued an account number (by email) and typically an email address is associated with that account. When you log in to the MLB Ballpark app with the same email address that you used to buy your tickets your MLB account will automatically be associated with your Nationals ticket account. If you are having trouble locating or accessing your ticket account, please contact [email protected] or 202.675.6287 (NATS).

Is my MLB account the same as my Nationals ticket account?

Your MLB account provides you access to your tickets at Nationals.com in the My Nationals Tickets portal and also in the MLB Ballpark app.

A Nationals ticket account number is automatically created when you purchase Nationals tickets online or offline. You can find your ticket account number in the MLB Ballpark app by tapping the Settings gear in the top right hand corner of the Today tab, and then selecting the Ticket Accounts tab, and your Nationals.com/MLB.com account by following the instructions available here.

What if I don't receive the confirmation email or my Nationals tickets are not found?

Make sure you entered your email address correctly and it is the email address that you used to purchase your Nationals tickets. If you still do not see your tickets in the Wallet tab, or your account number is not located on the Ticket Accounts page in the MLB Ballpark app, please contact [email protected] or 202.675.6287 (NATS).

I linked my Nationals ticket account and MLB account in the past. Do I need to verify my email address to access tickets?

No. If you have previously linked your Nationals ticket account and MLB account, or verified the email address associated with your MLB account, the MLB Ballpark app will recognize that and you will not be asked to verify again.

How do I find tickets that I purchased with another one of my email addresses?

You can find tickets that you purchased with another of your email addresses by tapping the Settings gear in the top right hand corner of the Today tab, tapping MLB Account, and entering the email address associated with your ticket purchase in the Add Another Email field. An email will be sent to the email address. You will be required to verify that you want to associate it with the MLB account that you used to log in to the MLB Ballpark app. After verifying the association you will be able to access and manage all tickets associated with your secondary email address.

My email address is verified, I see a ticket account number in the Ticket Accounts page. Why aren't my tickets showing up in the MLB Ballpark app?

After you have confirmed that the tickets were purchased with an email address that is verified on the MLB Account page (accessible by tapping the Settings gear in the top right hand corner of the Today tab and then tapping MLB Account) and that your Nationals ticket account is displaying on the Ticket Accounts page, you may need to refresh your Wallet by pulling down on the screen to see updated ticket inventory.

MLB Ballpark app - Ticket Wallet - What is the Ticket Wallet?

MLB Ballpark app - Ticket Wallet - What is the Ticket Wallet?

The Wallet tab provides you with quick access and management of all of your MLB tickets. After downloading the MLB Ballpark app, click the Wallet icon on the bottom tab to see all of the tickets you own.

Can I see all my tickets for all teams within the Wallet, or just one team at a time?

You will be able to access your tickets to any MLB game or event as long as you used the same MLB account or email address to purchase the tickets.

Where can I see more event details?

You can find detailed information about the game in the team page accessed via the bottom tab bar.

What will happen to my tickets if I sell them on StubHub?

Tickets are no longer accessible to you after they are sold on StubHub. Your original barcode(s) will no longer be valid.

If I purchase tickets via StubHub, will they appear in my MLB Ballpark app Wallet?

Yes. Tickets you purchase on StubHub will be available in your Wallet tab.

Can I sell my tickets via MLB Ballpark app?

No. If you wish to sell any tickets you've purchased directly from the Nationals, you may do so via your "My Nationals Tickets" account on Nationals.com or by visiting StubHub.com, the official ticket resale marketplace of the Washington Nationals. Tickets may be forwarded via the MLB Ballpark app but resale functionality is not available at this time.

Can I purchase tickets to games at Nationals Park from secondary marketing providers other than StubHub?

The Nationals do not recommend purchasing tickets from sources other than the Nationals or StubHub, the official secondary marketplace of the Washington Nationals. Copies of barcodes presented through other third-party applications, screenshots or print outs will not be accepted at Nationals Park. The Nationals are not able to provide support for any issues arising from tickets purchased through other sites or applications. Fans using any other channels to purchase tickets do so at their own risk.

What if I cannot find tickets I purchased or tickets that were forwarded to me?

First confirm that the tickets were purchased with an email address that is verified on the MLB Account page which is accessible by tapping the Settings gear in the top right hand corner of the Today tab and then tapping MLB Account.

Next, confirm that a Nationals ticket account is displaying on the Ticket Accounts page. If there is not a Nationals ticket account listed, and you’re certain that the email address you have verified in MLB Account is correct then please contact [email protected] or 202.675.6287 (NATS).

Note that you may need to refresh your Wallet by pulling down on the screen to see updated ticket inventory. If your Nationals tickets were originally forwarded to you by another Ballpark app user, the original sender may have canceled the forward and you should check with the person who sent you the tickets. If you are still having difficulty locating mobile tickets you believe should be appearing in your Wallet, contact [email protected] or 202.675.6287 (NATS).

Which types of tickets will be displayed in the MLB Ballpark app?

The MLB Ballpark app displays regular season, Postseason, Spring Training, Winterfest and other event tickets within the Wallet. Tickets that you have forwarded to friends will not show a barcode. There will be a message that the ticket has been forwarded with a cancel button in place of the barcode.

Will groups with 13 or more tickets and suites and premium club tickets be listed in the Wallet in the MLB Ballpark app?

Yes. See Nationals.com/Groups or Nationals.com/Premium for additional group or premium ticket information.

When will the tickets I purchase be listed in the Wallet of the MLB Ballpark app?

Once Nationals tickets are purchased via an exclusive presale or the general on-sale, your tickets will automatically appear in the Wallet within the MLB Ballpark app.

Can I still print my Nationals tickets at home?

The Nationals recommend fans access and scan their tickets using the MLB Ballpark app to improve security and reduce the risk of ticket fraud. However, print-at-home tickets are still accepted for entry at Nationals Park.

MLB Ballpark app - Mobile Ticket Barcode

What is a Mobile Ticket Barcode?

Each ticket has a mobile ticket barcode that must be scanned for entry into Nationals Park via your mobile device. Within the Wallet, you can tap on an individual ticket to view its barcode. For entry to Nationals Park, present your mobile device with the mobile barcode open and available to scan.

How do I access the ticket to scan for entry?

Tap on an individual ticket from the Wallet to pull up the mobile ticket barcode. The Section/Row/Seat and barcode will be displayed along with access to the terms and conditions governing your ticket.

Why is my ticket barcode not showing in the MLB Ballpark app?

There are several reasons why your barcode may not be available including that the ticket has been forwarded, the ticket had been forwarded to you and has since been canceled or recalled, or you are a group or premier buyer and the ticket status has changed. For mailed tickets, the ticket barcode will not appear until those tickets have been printed and mailed to you.

For further assistance, contact [email protected] or 202.675.6287 (NATS).

I just forwarded a ticket via the MLB Ballpark app. Why do I still see it?

Your ticket, without the barcode, will remain in your Wallet until your forward is accepted by the recipient. If you wish to cancel the forward, you can do that directly from the ticket.

During what window of time can I forward tickets to friends?

You can forward tickets via the MLB Ballpark app from the moment you purchase them until two hours after the scheduled first pitch of that day's game as long as that ticket has not already been scanned in for entry at Nationals Park.

What should I do if I need to enter Nationals Park for the start of the game and the rest of my group is not here yet?

You can easily forward tickets to friends via the MLB Ballpark app up to two hours after the scheduled start of that day's game as long as the tickets have not already been scanned in for entry at Nationals Park.

Can I use a screenshot of my ticket?

No, screenshots of tickets will not be accepted for entry to Nationals games at Nationals Park. Tickets purchased directly from the Nationals must be presented within the MLB Ballpark app. Fans may be asked to "refresh" their ticket in the MLB Ballpark app in order to prove it is valid. All tickets purchased directly from StubHub will appear in the MLB Ballpark app and can be scanned for entry via the app. Copies of barcodes presented through other third-party applications, screenshots or print-outs will not be accepted at Nationals Park.

Can I use Apple Wallet for my Nationals tickets?

Yes. From the bottom of the ticket inside the MLB Ballpark app you can tap the “Add to Wallet” button to add your ticket to Apple Wallet.

Can I use Google Pay for my Nationals tickets?

No. Support for adding tickets to Google Pay is not yet available from the MLB Ballpark app.

Why won't my ticket barcode scan?

If your screen brightness is too low, the barcode may have difficulty being scanned. The MLB Ballpark app will automatically attempt to increase the brightness of your display or you can do so manually by following the instructions for your device. Please note, cracked screens may impact your barcode's ability to scan. The barcode displayed is accompanied by a number. If there are difficulties reading a valid barcode on a digital ticket displayed within the MLB Ballpark app, visit the Ticket Services Lobby adjacent to the Center Field Gate. Only mobile tickets generated from the MLB Ballpark app and StubHub app will be accepted. Copies of barcodes presented through other third-party applications, screenshots or print outs will not be accepted at Nationals Park.

What if I lose connectivity after I retrieved my tickets?

As long as you have previously viewed your tickets, you will still be able to view your tickets in the MLB Ballpark app even with low connectivity. We recommend viewing and loading your tickets prior to arriving at Nationals Park to ensure they are accessible regardless of connectivity.

If I access my tickets from the MLB Ballpark app, can I still have them printed at a Will Call window?

Since tickets retrieved within the MLB Ballpark app will now be considered printed, the tickets will not be available for pickup at Will Call. You should present the ticket displayed in the MLB Ballpark app on your mobile device for entry at the gate. If you are unable to access your ticket, go to the Ticket Services Lobby adjacent to the Center Field Gate for assistance on game day. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or 202.675.6287 (NATS).

What do I do if my mobile device's battery dies?

Visit the Ticket Services Lobby adjacent to the Center Field Gate for assistance. Once inside Nationals Park, mobile charging stations are available throughout the concourse.

MLB Ballpark app - Ticket Forwarding

What is Ticket Forwarding?

The MLB Ballpark app allows you to easily forward tickets to family, friends, colleagues, account partners and others with whom you wish to share your tickets so that they can use their ticket on their personal phone.

How do I forward a ticket?

From the Wallet tab, tap on a game to access a list of your tickets. At the bottom of the list, tap "Forward Ticket". Select the ticket(s) you wish to forward then choose “Select From Contacts”, “Via Email”, or “Share Link’. Selecting "Forward Ticket" again prompts you to enter an email address or choose a friend from your Address Book. You can then add the recipient's name (optional) and a message (optional) before tapping "Send" to complete the forward. If you wish to send by another method, you can tap "Share Link" which will provide you a unique link to share.

No. At this time, "My Nationals Tickets" contacts will not automatically link to the MLB Ballpark app. However, the MLB Ballpark app will automatically link to the address book and contacts in your mobile device.

A unique link, which holds the key to your ticket, will be generated and you can distribute it as you see fit. Please only share this link with one person to whom you are forwarding your ticket. If you share the link with multiple recipients, whomever clicks that link and completes the "forward accept" process first will get that ticket.

What if I accidentally send the ticket to the wrong email address?

You can easily cancel a ticket forward that is in a pending state directly from your list of tickets inside the Wallet. You can then resend the ticket to the correct email address.

How will my recipient know I forwarded tickets?

Both you and the recipient will receive an email that notifies that the ticket forward has been initiated. The recipient will have a unique link in the email to accept the ticket. If you selected "Share Link," the recipient will receive the notification by whatever method you selected for delivering the link.

How do I accept a ticket forward?

You must click "Accept" from the email invitation you received. If you do not already have the MLB Ballpark app on your supported iOS or Android device, you will be prompted to download the app.

I do not have a supported iOS or Android device. Can I still accept a ticket forward?

Yes, you can accept and receive your tickets in a standard web browser. Once a ticket forward has been accepted, contact [email protected] or 202.675.6287 (NATS).

What if the email address where I received the ticket forward is not the same as the email address associated with my MLB account?

The email address at which you received your tickets does not need to match the email address associated with your MLB account, but you will be required to click the link in the email where the ticket was forwarded to.

Can I reject a ticket forward?

Yes, just click, "I do not want to accept this ticket" on the Ticket Accept webpage. This webpage is accessible only from the ticket forward email sent to the recipient. The sender of the ticket forward will be informed that the invitation was rejected and will continue to have access to the ticket in their MLB Ballpark app.

If I receive a forwarded ticket, can I re-forward that ticket to another recipient?

Yes, a ticket can be forwarded again. Each time a ticket is forwarded, the two participants, the sender and the recipient, will receive a notification of this transaction

Can I cancel a Nationals ticket forward?

Yes, the sender can cancel a ticket forward any time before the barcode has been scanned. This can be accomplished from the Wallet tab by selecting an individual ticket and tapping "Cancel" or by clicking on the Ticket Forward icon at the top of the Wallet tab. Select the specific Forward then tap "Cancel Forward." The recipient of the ticket you forwarded will be notified.

Can I cancel or recall a Nationals ticket forward after it has been accepted?

Yes, the original ticket sender can cancel or recall a ticket forward after it has been accepted. The sender and recipient will be notified by email of this action and the ticket will disappear from the recipient's (or anyone they may have forwarded it to) Wallet tab. However, once the ticket has been scanned for entry, the ticket cannot be recalled.

Can I cancel a Nationals ticket forward after it has been accepted and re-sent?

Yes, the original ticket owner can cancel the forward for a ticket to a Nationals home game regardless of how many times it has been re-forwarded as long as it has not been scanned for entry yet. The sender and original recipient will be notified by email of this action, and the ticket will disappear from the Wallet Tab and/or My Nationals Tickets account of whomever the ticket had last been forwarded to.

Can I forward multiple Nationals tickets to a single account?

Yes. Tickets can be forwarded together from the same event or one ticket at a time.

Where can I find the status of all Nationals Ticket Forwards?

You can navigate to the Ticket Forward icon at the top of the Wallet tab. There, you will find all received and sent ticket forwards for your account.

What if I never received the Ticket Forward email?

If you are expecting to receive a ticket forward but were never notified by email, contact the sender. The sender can cancel the current Ticket Forward then re-send to you by email or share link. If you or the sender are still having difficulties, contact [email protected] or 202.675.6287 (NATS).

If I contact the Nationals, can they forward tickets via the MLB Ballpark app on my behalf?

No. If you wish to provide tickets to friends or family, contact [email protected] or 202.675.6287 (NATS) to discuss your Will Call options.

If the person I forward tickets to deletes the email they received to accept the ticket(s) before they click "Accept," what should I do?

The ticket owner should cancel their original ticket forward and then re-forward the ticket via the MLB Ballpark app so the recipient receives a new email through which to accept the ticket(s).

MLB Ballpark app - Mobile Ticket Purchase

Can I purchase tickets via the MLB Ballpark app?

Purchasing seats is now easier than ever in the MLB Ballpark app. Select your game and browse available options from the Buy Tickets tab. Most single game tickets will be available for purchase via the MLB Ballpark app. Currently, large groups and suite rentals are not available for purchase via the MLB Ballpark app.

If I sell a ticket on StubHub, will it still appear on the Tickets tab in the MLB Ballpark app?

No. Once a ticket is sold on StubHub, that ticket will no longer appear in the Wallet tab on the MLB Ballpark app.

MLB Ballpark app - Season Plan Holder Specific Questions

As a Season Plan Holder, will I be able to take advantage of exclusive Season Plan Holder presale opportunities via the MLB Ballpark app?

No. At this time, exclusive Season Plan Holder presale opportunities should be purchased via existing channels. At this time, the MLB Ballpark app cannot accommodate offers to buy additional tickets that are exclusive to Season Plan Holders.

As a Season Plan Holder, can I pay for my Nationals season tickets via the MLB Ballpark app?

No. At this time, Nationals Season Plan Holders should use the standard methods to pay for Nationals season tickets on an annual basis.

Yes, Nationals Season Plan Holders can redeem their Red Carpet Rewards points for tickets and merchandise! Simply tap on the Red Carpet Rewards icon at the top of the Nationals Park Info tab to enter the portal. Fans redeeming rewards items should stop by the Red Carpet Rewards Center in the Center Field Plaza to pick up their marketplace and auction items. The Red Carpet Rewards Center is open every game starting 2 hours prior to first pitch and closes at the conclusion of the fifth inning.

Mobile Ticket Purchase

Purchase tickets anytime, anywhere on your mobile device. Nationals.com mobile ticket purchases are compatible with most Internet-enabled mobile devices* and do not require an additional download.

To order tickets on your mobile device:

  1. Visit Nationals.com
  2. Click on the tickets link
  3. Select the game you would like to attend and click the T-link
  4. Purchase tickets via a secure checkout

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Washington Nationals Bag Policy

Please note: Backpacks may not be brought into Nationals Park except as otherwise provided in the Nationals Bag Policy. For a complete list of permitted bags and details about the Binbox storage option please click the Read More button below.