About Nationals Park
Soon after the Washington Nationals moved out of Montreal and into the nation’s capital, they settled into the aptly named Nationals Park. The stadium is located in the southeastern quadrant of Washington adjacent to the Navy Yard and on the banks of the Anacostia River. The Nats have called the stadium home since 2008, although Nationals Park has also hosted an outdoor hockey game, several memorable concerts, and a visit from Pope Benedict XVI.
Best Places to Sit at Nationals Park
The best seats for a Nationals Park sporting event can be found in sections 209-218, which is the Infield Club section. The seats are padded and offer an amazing view of the entire field. Fans in the Infield Club sections also have access to the climate-controlled Stars & Stripes Club, which offers exclusive concessions options.
For the cheapest Nationals tickets that still offer a great view of the game, sections 306-320 are the best option. This area of the stadium is known as the infield gallery and offers a full view of the field without making you feel too high up. You’ll also be able to see the video board in right field and enjoy a view of the rest of D.C. in the distance.
Tips for Visiting Nationals Park
If you go to a Nationals game, make sure you’re in your seat during the middle of the 4th inning, or you’ll miss the famous Presidents Race. Also, be sure to get to the game a little early and enter through the gate behind home plate near the corner of South Capitol Street and Potomac Ave. This will allow you to take a tour of Washington baseball history with displays dating back to the days of the Homestead Grays and Senators, as well as the brief history of the Nationals in D.C.
Food to Try at Nationals Park
There are plenty of great food options at Nationals Park events, starting with six different types of nachos, including one with steak and one with crab meat. If nachos aren’t your thing, do yourself a favor and get a spicy sausage with chili and cheese at Ben’s Chili Half-Smoke. It’s probably the best food option in the park outside of the Jammin’ Island jerk chicken.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Nationals Park located?
Nationals Park is located in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, D.C. at the Anacostia River waterfront.
What kind of events does the Nationals Park host?
Nationals Park events consist of mainly baseball games, though it also hosts concerts and other major events.
Which team is playing at Nationals Park?
The stadium acts as the home ballpark for the Washington Nationals.
Where can I park for free at Nationals Park?
Ultimately, the best place to park is farther away from the ballpark – you'll face fewer crowds, make a faster getaway, and pay less. Street parking is available, but it’s very limited and isn't free on game nights and weekends. The park has eight official lots, which range from $20-$49. If you’re looking for cheaper options, then there are several less expensive lots a few blocks from the ballpark.
What is the seating capacity of Nationals Park?
Nationals Park events can host up to 41,339 fans.
Who owns Nationals Park?
Nationals Park is owned by Events DC.
How do I get to Nationals Park using public transport?
There are many methods of public transportation to the stadium. You can hop on the Metro to Navy Yard – a 15-minute walk from the Ballpark – or even catch one of the DC Circulator bus lines depending on where you're coming from in the city. Other options include cycling, the Potomac River Boat, and Water Taxi!