Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. Chicago Cubs (July 30 – August 1) & Philadelphia Phillies (August 2 – 5)

July 30th, 2021

The Nationals return to D.C. with a seven-game homestand after splitting the doubleheader and four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. This homestand will feature a three-game weekend series against the Chicago Cubs and a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. In response to Mayor Bowser’s July 29 announcement regarding mask requirements in the District of Columbia, the Nationals will be changing the face covering policy at Nationals Park starting Friday, July 30. All ticketed fans will be required to wear an approved face covering at all times when in an indoor area at Nationals Park, regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. For more details about the new face covering policy, please review the ‘Health and Safety Protocols at Nationals Park’ section below.

Single game tickets are on sale to the general public for the rest of the season, starting at just $13. Fans who are interested in purchasing tickets should visit nationals.com/Tickets2021.

The eighth homestand of the season features a Victor Robles Bobblehead, Topps Baseball Cards exit giveaway, the fifth game of the Military Branch Series with U.S. Coast Guard Day, and Kids Run the Bases. The promotional schedule for the remainder of the season can be viewed at nationals.com/Promotions.

As a reminder, if you would like to cover any event at Nationals Park, please contact Chris Browne at [email protected] or Devon Bridges at [email protected] for credentialing information in advance of the event.


  • Victor Robles Bobblehead

o  On Friday, July 30 against the Chicago Cubs, the first 25,000 fans in attendance will receive a Victor Robles Bobblehead presented by Delta Air Lines.

  • Octagon’s HBCU Career Accelerator Program visits Nationals Park

o  The Nationals are proud to host Octagon Talent + Properties HBCU Career Accelerator Program members at Nationals Park on Friday, July 30 with a special on-field recognition.

o  The HBCU Career Accelerator Program is a two-week intensive program to introduce and expose 20 HBCU rising juniors and seniors to the extensive career opportunities that exist in the realm of talent representation.


  • Nationals Host Military Families at Nationals Park

o  On Saturday, July 31, the Nationals will host more than 100 military service members and their families who are participating in the Nationals Summer Reading Program.

o  The following military bases will be represented during Saturday’s game:

§ Annapolis

§ For Belvoir

§ Joint Base Anacostia – Bolling

§ Joint Base Meyer – Henderson – Hall

§ Naval Support Activity – Washington (Navy Yard)

§ Patuxent River Naval Air Station

o  For the eighth consecutive year, the Washington Nationals have partnered with area libraries, including Department of Defense, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Libraries, to address the “summer slide” with the Summer Reading Program.

o  Since the program first began, almost 100,000 participants have logged over 300,000 hours of reading.

o  To learn more about the Nationals Summer Reading Program, please visit nationals.com/SummerReading.

  • Harris Teeter Food Drive

o  The Nationals and Harris Teeter encourage fans to donate non-perishable food items at the Harris Teeter Food Drive at Nationals Park on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1. All donations benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.

o  Fans who donate four or more items will receive two tickets to a future Nationals game, while supplies last (some restrictions apply).

§ The first 500 fans each day who bring four or more Harris Teeter brand canned goods will receive $5 in Nats Bucks.

§ Volunteers will be stationed outside the Center Field Gate to accept fan donations from gates opening until the end of the third inning.


  • National Gold Star Children’s Day

o  On Sunday, August 1, the United States will commemorate the first-ever Gold Star Children’s Day.

o  The Nationals will recognize TAPS (the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) as part of the Salute to Service. The Nationals are proud partners of the TAPS organization.

§ TAPS provides comfort, care, and community to children of the fallen and all those grieving the death of a military loved one.

  • Kids Run the Bases

o  All kids ages 4 through 12 will have the opportunity to run the bases after Sunday day games, weather permitting.

o  All children participating in Kids Run the Bases must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth while on the field, per Major League Baseball’s health and safety protocols. Parents who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a face mask while accompanying their children down onto the field.

o  Jr. Nationals MVP members will have access to an exclusive line. For more information on the Jr. Nationals Kids Club, please visit nationals.com/JrNats.


  • The series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, August 2 will be a dual broadcast on ESPN and MASN2. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET. Fans in the D.C. area can also listen to the game on 106.7 The Fan FM.


  • Military Branch Series – United States Coast Guard Day

o  The Nationals dedicate a special game each season to honor and celebrate each branch of the military. At each of these games, representatives from the branch will participate in the pregame ceremony and the Salute to Service.

o  The Nationals will continue the series with U.S. Coast Guard Day on Tuesday, August 3 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

o  Pregame assets include:

§ National Anthem will be performed by current and retired members of the United State Coast Guard.

§ Ceremonial First Pitch will be thrown by Master Chief Petty Officer Jason Vanderhaden, of the United States Coast Guard.

§ God Bless America will be performed by Lieutenant Commander Michael Metz, United States Coast Guard.

§ Salute to Service will recognize members from TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors).


  • Topps Baseball Cards

o  On Thursday, August 5 against the Philadelphia Phillies, 10,000 fans will receive a set of Topps Baseball Cards presented by Topps.

§ This will be an exit giveaway – fans will be able to pick up their set of Topps Baseball Cards when exiting through the Center Field Gate.

Anheuser-Busch Birthday Promotion

  • As the proud partners of the Washington Nationals, Anheuser-Busch has announced the Birthday Beer promotion at Nationals Park!
  • For the remainder of the 2021 regular season, fans 21 years or older who are celebrating their birthday at Nationals Park will receive a complimentary 25 oz. can of Budweiser or Bud Light.

o  Fans 21+ can visit the main Guest Services location in Center Field Plaza to receive a voucher for the complimentary beer that can be redeemed anywhere in the ballpark where Nats Bucks are accepted.

o  The fan’s birthday must match the date of the game in attendance in order to receive the voucher.

Josh Bell’s Book Club Discussion

  • Earlier in the season, the Nationals and Josh Bell announced the Josh Bell Book Club, a monthly book club for adults focused on self-improvement.
  • Each month throughout the 2021 season, Josh will lead an hour-long, virtual discussion about a book that he has selected to feature in the club. Librarians from Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and Fairfax County Public Library, the preferred library partners of Josh Bell’s Book Club, will co-host and guide the monthly discussions along with Josh, and special guests may also join.
  • Anyone interested in taking part in the discussion will be able to register about two weeks prior to the event each month.

o  The next book club discussion will take place on Sunday, August 15 via Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. and will discuss Grit Factor: 15 Attributes to Doing Life Better by Logan Stout.

  • More information about the program, including future meeting dates and registration info is available at nationals.com/BookClub.


  • The Nationals are bringing back several other popular special ticket offers to help fans save on their next trip to Nationals Park. The offers include:

o  GovX - Military, first responders, public school teachers, and government employees can save up to 30% off tickets and get a $5-10 concession credit. Visit nationals.com/GovX to learn more.

o  Harris Teeter Family Fun Pack – Fans can get a FREE MEAL with the Harris Teeter Family Fun Pack to any regular season home game – tickets start at just $22! Visit nationals.com/Family to learn more.

o  Bud & Baseball – Fans age 21+ can get a FREE 25 OZ. BEER with each Bud and Baseball ticket pack on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – tickets start at just $22! Visit nationals.com/Bud to learn more.

  • Visit nationals.com/Deals for information on all of the available ticket deals at Nationals Park.

5050 RAFFLE presented by Budweiser

  • The 5050 Raffle, presented by Budweiser, is now available online! Through the remainder of the season, fans located in Washington, D.C. can participate in the 5050 Raffle online at Nats4Good.org/5050 and through the Ballpark App three hours prior to first pitch.
  • One lucky fan with the winning ticket number for each raffle will win half the proceeds, with the other half benefiting the community impact work of Nationals Philanthropies.
  • Fans at the ballpark can purchase tickets from roving sellers or at kiosks located in sections 108, 118, 138, 203, and 223. Debit cards, credit cards, and cash are accepted.
  • For more information and to purchase Raffle tickets online, please visit Nats4Good.org/5050.


  • All ticketed fans will be required to wear an approved face covering at all times when in an indoor area at Nationals Park, regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking.

o  Indoor spaces include, but are not limited to: restaurants, retail stores, bathrooms, clubs, elevators, stairwells, corridors, conference rooms, offices, first aid, the sensory room and nursing mother’s lounge.

  • Ticketed fans who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear an approved face covering at all times except when actively eating or drinking in their seats.
  • Fans ticketed into a suite at Nationals Park will have the option to have the suite glass opened or closed. For fans who opt to keep the suite glass closed must wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking. For fans who opt to keep the suite glass open will not need to wear a mask, if fully vaccinated.
  • Fans who do not comply with the mandatory face covering policy will receive a verbal warning followed by potential removal from the ballpark.
  • Bags are permitted inside Nationals Park, as long as they are smaller than 16” x 16” x 8”, with the exception of diaper bags and medically necessary bags. Backpacks are not permitted within Nationals Park. Unapproved bags may be stored in a Binbox locker, located outside of Right Field and Home Plate Gates for $10-$12 per locker.
  • The Nationals will not be offering hard tickets for the 2021 season. All tickets purchased through nationals.com will be digitally delivered through the MLB Ballpark App. Tickets purchased within the App will be color-coded to direct fans to the entrance gate corresponding with their seating section.
  • No cash will be accepted for food or beverage purchases, parking, or at team store locations. There are several contactless options for ordering food using the MLB Ballpark App. Please visit nationals.com/MobileOrdering for more information.
  • Nationals Park cleaning partners have enhanced the cleaning of all indoor and outdoor spaces and the Nationals have installed new MERV-13 air filters within indoor spaces, as well as Plexiglas and other suitable dividers in areas where significant face-to-face interaction occurs.
  • For more details on the new health and safety protocols, fans can visit nationals.com/WelcomeHome.


Parking options for Nationals fans 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 zone. 

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.