A Fans Guide to Nationals Park

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Guide to Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals opened the season as a favorite to win this year’s World Series. They splurged in the offseason, bringing in arguably the best pitcher on the market, Max Scherzer. Not only will Washington boast the best pitching rotation in baseball, but they have a dynamic offense, which makes them an incredibly fun team to watch. This is an extremely nice stadium, trust me, you will want to check out Nationals Park in 2015.

Parking

For a comprehensive guide about parking for Nationals games, follow the table below.

NAME ADDRESS DISTANCE FROM STADIUM PRICES TAILGAITING
LOT W 601 L Street Southeast 15 minute walk Daily Max – $10

Event – $20

YES, grilling ALLOWED
The Yards – Lot H/I 136 N Street Southeast 0.13 miles 1 Hour – $6

2 Hours – $8

3 Hours – $10

24 Hours – $14

Sat-Sun – $5

Yes, but NO grilling
The Yards – Lot N 385 Tingey St SE 0.1 miles 1 Hour – $2

2 Hours – $4

3 Hours – $6

24 Hours – $14

Yes, but NO grilling
The Yards – Lot L 285 Tingey St SE 0.1 miles 1 Hour – $2

2 Hours – $4

3 Hours – $6

24 Hours – $14

Yes, but NO grilling

Police are known to be strict on the no grilling policy, so if you do want to grill, Lot W is where you’ll want to reside.

In the Stadium

Once you are in Nationals Park, there are some quality food and drink places you will want to check out. If you’re looking for peanuts and beer, there is a Baseline Brews at almost every section. There is also the All-Star Bar, located at sections 240 and 318 that have a nice variety of domestic beers, cocktails and wine.

The best French fries can be found at Boardwalk Fries, located at sections 106 and 318. Classic boardwalk fries are a fan favorite of many, and let’s be honest, have you ever met someone who hasn’t liked boardwalk fries?

Like many people who attend sporting events, you’ll want to know where the merchandise stores are. The Nationals Clubhouse Store has two easy to remember locations, the center field gate and home plate gate. The New Era Store has multiple locations throughout the stadium, leaving it almost impossible to not find a merchandise retailer.

If you are bringing young children to the game, the Kids Zone/Family picnic area is out near the right field gate. This will give the child an opportunity to go run around and have some fun, but give the parents a couple minutes away from the child. Win for everyone right?

The Washington Nationals also do great job of having photographers both outside and inside the stadium to take photos of people coming to the game. For a fee, you can get the photo printed and sent to you as a keepsake of your day in Washington. The technology savvy can also screenshot the photo from the internet, but the watermark will remain on the photo.

The Nationals are going to be one of the most fun teams to watch this season. A loaded pitching staff, a dynamic offense and a beautiful stadium is more than what a fan can ask for, right? This is a stadium that you definitely want to see as the surrounding area does a great job to complement Nationals Park.

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