Batting Practice On-Field Passes

Watch major leaguers swing for the fences as they prepare for the game! Now you can enhance your trip to Nationals Park with exclusive access to watch batting practice from the field. Batting Practice On-Field Passes are your chance to see the Nationals and the visiting team closer than ever before. Passes are extremely limited, so buy yours today!

  • Don’t Forget Your Game Ticket! Batting Practice On-Field Passes do not include a game ticket. Fans must purchase both a Batting Practice On-Field Pass and a game ticket in order to participate.
  • Buy Early! Batting Practice On-Field Passes will remain on sale up until 48 hours prior to the first pitch of any given game, or for as long as supplies last.
  • Arrive Early! Fans holding Batting Practice On-Field Passes should arrive 3 hours prior to first pitch. For complete details, see Frequently Asked Questions below.
  • Plan Your Parking! The only Nationals parking option that will be open 3 hours prior to first pitch is Garage C, so guests should plan accordingly. To purchase parking in Garage C, click here.

Batting Practice On-Field Passes

Batting Practice On-Field Passes are available for the home games listed below.
Note: Times listed below are for the start of Batting Practice, 3 hours prior to first pitch.

All times . Subject to change.
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Frequently Asked Questions

When & where should I arrive?
Guests with Batting Practice On-Field Passes must report to the Media & Suites Entrance three (3) hours prior to first pitch. Guests who arrive late will not be permitted onto the field and no refunds will be granted. The Media & Suites Entrance is located on South Capitol Street under the breezeway, to the left of the Home Plate Gate.

Where should I park?
Guests are encouraged to purchase parking in Garage C in advance to ensure early arrival for check-in. Visit for more info.

Where do I get to watch batting practice?
Guests who purchase Batting Practice On-Field Passes will be escorted to a roped off area on the warning track behind home plate. No seating is available in this area, so guests should be prepared to stand for approximately 2 hours.

Do I need a game ticket?
Fans will need both a game ticket and a Batting Practice On-Field Pass in order to enter Nationals Park and watch batting practice from the field.

Can I purchase Batting Practice On-Field Passes on game day?
Batting Practice On-Field Passes will be cut off 48 hours in advance or whenever the experience sells out, whichever comes first. Fans are encouraged to purchase Batting Practice On-Field Passes in advance, as passes are extremely limited.

Can I transfer my Batting Practice On-Field Pass to another friend or family member before or during batting practice?
Passes are only valid for one person per pass per visit, and they are non-transferrable.

How old does a child have to be to require a Batting Practice On-Field Pass?
In accordance with our ticketing policy, children who are 2 years old and younger do not need a ticket or Batting Practice On-Field Pass for entry when accompanied by a parent/guardian. Children above 2 years old will need both a valid game ticket and a Batting Practice On-Field Pass in order to participate.

Do children need to be accompanied by an adult?
All guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by at least one adult or guardian – both the child and the parent/guardian will need their own Batting Practice On-Field Pass.

Can you accommodate guests with disabilities?
Batting Practice On-Field Passes are accessible to guests with disabilities. Please make our staff aware of your needs when you arrive at the Media & Suites Entrance.

Can I take pictures during batting practice?
Guests are invited to bring their cameras and take pictures while enjoying batting practice. 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. Monopods, tripods, and selfie sticks are not permitted in Nationals Park.

Can I store items in Binbox lockers during batting practice?
Fans are encouraged to leave larger items and prohibited items at home. Binbox lockers will not be open at the time fans with Batting Practice On-Field Passes need to check in.

What happens if batting practice does not take place?
The Nationals, the visiting team, or both may elect not to take batting practice on any given day. If neither team takes batting practice, then a full refund will be issued. If batting practice lasts at least 30 minutes, then no refunds will be issued.

Can I eat or drink during batting practice?
Eating, drinking and smoking are prohibited on the field.

What footwear is approved for on-field access?
Guests with Batting Practice On-Field Passes will walk and stand on concrete and dirt. Shoes with heels, spikes or cleats are prohibited.

Is there anything else I need to know before arriving at Nationals Park?
Fans with Batting Practice On-Field Passes will receive a confirmation email that includes important details. Fans should be prepared to show this confirmation email to check in upon arrival.

*Limited time offer. Some restrictions apply. Passes will go off sale 48 hours prior to a given game, or once they are sold out. Maximum of eight (8) passes per order. Game ticket must be purchased separately. Only valid for the games listed above, while supplies last. Pricing varies by game and all passes are subject to availability. Passes must be purchased online using the links on this page. Not available at the Nationals Park box office or by phone. Batting practice schedules are subject to change without notice. Ticket brokers are not eligible for this offer. The Washington Nationals may expand the use of netting. All sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.

The Holder (a) assumes all risk, danger and injury incidental to the game of baseball or related activities incidental to the Event, whether occurring before, during or after the actual playing 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; (b) agrees that the Released Parties and each their respective owners, shareholders, partners, agents, players, officers, directors, contractors and employees are not liable for injuries or loss of or damage to personal property resulting from such causes; and (c) Holder releases and holds harmless such persons and entities, regardless of whether any injury or loss is caused by any person’s negligence or otherwise. Batted or thrown balls and bats and other objects can enter spectator areas with great force. Risk cannot be avoided if you attend games or the Event.

The Nationals reserve the right to change any and all 2023 access, benefits, promotions, seating locations and events (including, without limitation, location, dates and times) without notice based upon: 1) federal, city, state and/or local government orders, mandates or restrictions; 2) the guidance or recommendations of a recognized health agency (i.e. Centers for Disease Control or the World Health Organization); 3) the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 pandemic; and 4) any other reason as determined by the Nationals and/or Major League Baseball in their sole discretions.