Last spring, when we normally would have been welcoming our fans back to Nationals Park for a new season of baseball, our stadium instead stood empty and quiet. We all dreamed of the day that fans would once again be able to come back to the ballpark.
This dream came true on April 6, when we were able to welcome 5,000 fans back to Nationals Park for Opening Day. After continued discussion and planning with the Government of the District of Columbia, health experts and Major League Baseball, we are excited to announce that we will be expanding the seating capacity at Nationals Park to 36%, beginning with our May 21 game. We will continue to seat guests in socially distanced pods, with the minimum distance between pods shifting to 3.5 feet. We will retain the wide array of health & safety protocols that have been in place since the start of the season, including measures to prevent crowding at gates and concession stands.
Fans are encouraged to visit nationals.com/fanclub to join the Nationals Fan Club to find out when single-game tickets become available for each homestand. There may also be limited availability for socially distanced group outings - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We thank you for your patience and understanding in following these guidelines during this unprecedented time. Welcome home, fans.
In accordance with the regulations set in place by the Government of the District of Columbia, Nationals Park will operate at a capacity of 36%, effective May 21. Guests will be seated in socially distanced pods of 1-6 people, with a minimum distance of 3.5 feet between pods.
Additional precautions related to not only seating, but also all game day operations, are being taken to prioritize the health and safety of our fans, players and staff. Please visit nationals.com/welcomehome for full information on new health & safety measures in place at Nationals Park for the 2021 season.
The Exhibition Game played annually at Nationals Park was canceled. Season plan holders whose plan included this game received a credit for the amount of money spent on tickets and parking passes to this game.
Additionally, the following games have been rescheduled:
The game against the New York Mets originally scheduled for Thursday, April 1 was rescheduled to Saturday, June 19 at 1:05pm. The start time of the originally scheduled June 19 game has been moved from 4:05pm to 6:05pm to accommodate a split doubleheader. Both games will be 7-inning regulation games.
The game against the New York Mets originally scheduled for Saturday, April 3 was rescheduled to Monday, June 28 at 7:05pm.
The game against the New York Mets originally scheduled for Sunday, April 4 was rescheduled to Saturday, September 4 at 1:05pm. The start time of the originally scheduled September 4 game has been moved from 4:05pm to 6:05pm to accommodate a split doubleheader. Both games will be 7-inning regulation games.
The game against the Atlanta Braves originally scheduled for Monday, April 5 was rescheduled to Wednesday, April 7. This game and the previously scheduled April 7 game comprised a single-admission doubleheader. Fans must have had tickets to the original April 7 game to attend this doubleheader. Fans who had tickets to the April 5 game have received an account credit, which can be redeemed for future games.
We do not anticipate any other COVID-19 related impacts to the schedule at this time. The latest schedule can be found here.
At this time, all season plan holders will need to be relocated for games through May to comply with the Government of the District of Columbia’s social distancing guidelines. For remaining May games, the Nationals will offer season plan holders an opportunity to relocate their typical season plan seating location into a new socially distanced seating pod through a Socially Distanced Relocation. The full details will be communicated to plan holders via email.
In preparation for this Socially Distanced Relocation, your Washington Nationals ticket account has been automatically credited with the total dollar amount associated with April and May games in your 2021 season plan (in addition to the canceled Exhibition game). You will be able to apply these credits towards your new seats during the Socially Distanced Relocation, at no additional cost.
No. Once we return to full capacity at Nationals Park, your typical Season Plan seating location will be waiting for you. Although a Socially Distanced Relocation will be necessary for April and May games, and potentially for future months, your typical season plan seating location will remain held on your account throughout the 2021 season, and into the 2022 Renewal process. This will be true regardless of any decisions you make related to Socially Distanced Relocation in 2021.
Washington Nationals parking garages and lots remain at full capacity. However, to give fans flexibility to make decisions during our Socially Distanced Relocation, we will be dropping all season plan parking passes for April and May, and allowing you to hand-pick your new April and May parking passes using the associated account credits. This will allow fans to reclaim parking passes to correspond with the games for which they elect to redeem tickets during the Socially Distanced Relocation.
Due to capacity restrictions set by the Government of the District of Columbia, we will be prioritizing our existing 2021 Season Plan Holders in terms of claiming our limited-capacity seating. If inventory remains available after our Season Plan Holders receive their opportunity, we will next begin to prioritize fans who have credits from the 2020 season.
The Nationals are excited to announce that we will be allowing all ticketholders to carry any 2020 or 2021 account credits that go unused in 2021 over to the 2022 season. This includes any 50% Bonus Credits earned. For our season plan holders, credits for actual money paid towards 2020 or 2021 games can be applied towards the renewal of your season plan for 2022. Other ticket buyers will also be able to apply these credits towards 2022 ticket purchases. Any 50% Bonus Credits earned during the 2020 or 2021 season can be used in 2022 towards seat upgrades, concessions, merchandise, additional tickets and more (based on your previous decisions regarding how you allocated your 50% Bonus Credit).
The 50% Bonus Credit Program for 2020 customers is governed by, and subject to, its terms and conditions located at: nationals.com/creditterms. The New Buyer 50% Bonus Credit Program is governed by, and subject to, its terms and conditions located at: nationals.com/bonusterms.
Single game tickets to select games are on sale now at nationals.com/tickets2021. The Nationals Park box office remains closed in order to promote social distancing.
There may be limited availability for socially distanced group outings. Our Group Sales representatives would love to start discussing your group’s future visit to Nationals Park at any time. We will be prioritizing fans who have credits on their account from 2020 group purchases. Whether you are a returning group or a brand new group, please reach out to us at email@example.com to start discussing your group’s options, and receive priority for when we are able to welcome groups back.
The 2021 promotional schedule will be released on a rolling basis, to account for potential changes to our seating capacity as the season progresses. Please check nationals.com/promotions for details.
As long as our capacity remains limited to 36%, the Nationals will have enough items so that every eligible ticketholder will be able to receive that day’s promo. Please do not arrive early or crowd the gates to secure a giveaway item – we have you covered!
Fans will not be required to have the COVID vaccine or a negative COVID test to enter Nationals Park. All fans are required to wear a mask at all times while at Nationals Park, aside from when actively eating and drinking at their ticketed seats.
Fans are allowed to transfer, donate or re-sell their tickets, as long as they maintain the integrity of our socially distanced seating pods. Ticket holders who wish to transfer, donate, re-sell or otherwise provide any of their tickets to anyone with whom it would not be appropriate to share a seating pod should do so only with their entire pod of tickets. Failure to maintain ticket pod integrity by selling, donating, transferring or otherwise providing some portion of a ticket holder’s pod of tickets to another party may result in the forfeiture of the entire ticket pod.
In accordance with the Government of the District of Columbia’s guidelines related to social distancing, please enter Nationals Park through the gate designated on your ticket. Gates will be color coded, and the gate name and color code will appear on fans’ digital tickets. All ballpark gates will open 2 hours prior to first pitch, and all parking garages and lots will open 2.5 hours prior to first pitch.
Gate colors are listed below:
Centerfield Gate: Red
Right Field Gate: Orange
1st Base Gate: Green
Home Plate Gate: Blue
Media & Suites: Purple
Third Base Gate: Magenta
Left Field Gate: Gray
If a guest requires an ADA accessible entrance, they may enter through the closest ADA accessible entrance. ADA accessible entrances are located at the following gates:
1st base ADA (located on the corner of 1st St. SE and Potomac Ave.)
Home Plate Gate
Media & Suites
Third Base Gate
Left Field Gate
Guests must exit through the same gate they entered.
The following concerts and special events are currently scheduled to take place at Nationals Park in 2021. Please visit nationals.com/natsevents for more information.
- Guns N’ Roses North American Tour – July 13, 2021
- Hella Mega Tour - Green Day / Fall Out Boy / Weezer – August 8, 2021
- Spartan Stadion – September 11, 2021
- Congressional Baseball Game for Charity – September 29, 2021
The Stadium Tour - Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard concert originally scheduled for August 9, 2021 was rescheduled to June 22, 2022.
If you have questions, please contact us at the following email addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding individual game tickets
email@example.com for questions regarding groups of 13 or more, single-game suites, hospitality spaces, and special ticket events
firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding season ticket plans
email@example.com for questions regarding concessions mobile ordering
For any issues on the day of the game, please visit the Will Call windows, which are located outside the Centerfield Gate, behind the main Nationals Park Box Office.
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