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James Madison University

College Day Series

*Newly added second James Madison University Day for August 18

Come out and show your Dukes pride as the Nationals host James Madison University Day at the ballpark! Join JMU alumni, students, parents, faculty and fans as the Dukes take over the ballpark for a day. With the purchase of a special ticket, fans will receive a discounted game ticket and a New Era co-branded JMU/Nationals hat.

Fans who purchase a ticket through this offer will receive a limited edition Nationals/JMU hat.

Please note that there are two different hat designs. The Nationals will have 1,500 of the purple hats pictured above. Choice of hat color will be on a first come, first served basis on the day of the game, beginning at 11:30 am. Full information regarding James Madison University Day and the hat pick-up will be emailed to all special event ticket buyers 24 hours prior to the game.

Pricing Information:
Infield Box: $70
Outfield Reserved: $41

For more information or to purchase a group of 13 or more, please contact John Manzoian at 202.640.7723 or email

Hat Pick-Up Instructions
YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR HAT PRIOR TO ENTERING THE BALLPARK. Hats will not be shipped under any circumstance and must be picked up Sunday.

Hat Redemption is located:

  • Outside of the ballpark
  • Next to Parking Garage C along First Street SE
  • Near Right Field Gate Entrance and next to the storage bin lockers
  • Located underneath a small tailgate tent

You must present your JMU College Day ticket to receive your hat. Hats will be distributed from 11:30 AM until the end of the first inning.

Upon arriving at the tent, there will be two separate lines with the sections listed on each sign. Please enter the line that corresponds with the section number printed on your game ticket. You must redeem the hat in the appropriate line, so you will be asked to switch lines if you are not in the correct line.

Line A - Sections 100-107
Line B - Sections 114-143

This is a Special Ticket Event. Special tickets must be purchased online from the link on this webpage prior to the event. Special tickets will not be available at the Nationals Park box office. Third party purchases will not include access to this event. Ticket brokers are not eligible for this offer. Tickets purchased via this offer shall not be re-sold. This promotion is subject to change without notice. All sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.

NEW FOR 2019
Washington Nationals Bag Policy

Please note: Beginning in 2019, 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.