About the Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals Tickets
Washington D.C. — the heartbeat of the nation. Nothing says the United States of America like its capital, and it’s only appropriate that this city has an all-American baseball team. So it’s even more ironic that the Washington Nationals began life as the MLB’s first Canadian major league team.
The Expos of Yesteryear and the Nationals of Today
The Nationals we know and love today are a relatively new addition to our nation’s capital. The team was established in 2005 when the Montreal Expos were purchased by the MLB and moved lock, stock, and barrel to fill a long-standing gap in D.C., which hadn’t had a team of its own in some time.
In fact, there hadn’t been a major league team calling Washington, D.C. home since 1971, when the Washington Senators moved west and became the Texas Rangers. The Expos had been playing in Montreal since 1969 but hadn’t made much of a name for themselves. Their move to D.C. made them the eighth team to rep the nation’s capital.
New Digs, and a New Lease on Life
The Expos were never really considered much of a powerhouse in the MLB. In fact, they were a middle-of-the-league team for their entire existence, managing only one postseason appearance in 1981 when they took the division title from the Phillies but lost the NLCS to the Dodgers. The team wouldn’t show that kind of moxie for another 30 years.
Yet moving to Washington has absolutely revitalized the Expos. With a new name and several years of team-building under their belts, suddenly the new Washington Nationals became a force to be reckoned with. While they’ve not made it past the NLDS yet, the Nationals earned a spot in the playoffs in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017. That’s darn impressive for a team that used to be known to struggle against circling the drain!
The Nationals of Tomorrow
The Nationals and their performance post-move prove anything’s possible, and the team is poised to make some real waves going forward!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Nationals play?
Nationals Park has been the home to the Nationals for more than a decade. Part of a state-of-the-art complex built in 2008, the stadium can hold more than 41,000 fans. It’s also the first LEED-certified green baseball stadium in the entire United States, making it the gold standard for sustainability in the league.
When do Nationals tickets go on sale?
Nationals tickets go on sale well before the beginning of the MLB’s regular season. In other words, you’ve got plenty of time to check the Nationals’ schedule and pick which games you’d like to see.
Is it better to buy Nationals tickets in advance?
With Nationals tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy Nationals tickets weeks or even months before a game. Believe it or not, though, you may not even need to plan so far ahead. In fact, you can often get great and cheap last-minute Nationals tickets by waiting until the very last moment before the game, as sellers will almost always drop their prices as game day creeps closer.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Nationals tickets?
The best way to buy cheap Nationals tickets, or any cheap last-minute sports tickets, is always from the sites that connect fans and resellers. These marketplaces have some of the most attractive prices and are often the easiest way to shop for cheap Nationals tickets. Can you buy Nationals tickets at the stadium? Sure — if you don’t mind paying through the nose for seats at Nationals Park.
Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?
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