September 15, 2014

Nats to Host Red Sox in Exhibition Game

The Washington Nationals will host the Boston Red Sox in an exhibition game at Nationals Park on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Game time has yet to be determined. The Red Sox played an exhibition game at Nats Park on April 3, 2010.

Nationals Park with sold out crowd in June 2009 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

The Boston Red Sox played an interleague series at Nats Park on June 23-25, 2009. The BoSox took the first two games and the Nats won the final game of series. A new Nationals Park attendance record was set on June 25, 2009 with 41,530. That record was recently broken on Aug. 20, 2011 when the Nats hosted the Phillies with 44,685 due to the addition of standing room only tickets.

41,530 Set Record Attendance for Nationals Park on June 25, 2009 (Surpassed on 8/20/2011 with 44,685) (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Questions about tickets? According to the Nationals, as a benefit to 2012 season ticket holders, all those with full, half and partial season ticket plans will receive tickets for the game at half their regular season ticket price. Details for the team’s 2012 season ticket plans are available online at nationals.com/tickets. Beginning next week, the added Red Sox game will be visible in all existing season ticket holder accounts and included as part of any new 2012 season ticket plan. For more information or to purchase season ticket plans, call 202.675.NATS(6287) or visit nationals.com/tickets.

Nationals 2012 Schedule

In addition to the exhibition game, the Nationals 2012 schedule includes 81 home dates beginning with the team’s home opener on Thursday, April 12 vs. Cincinnati. The schedule is highlighted by a three-game interleague visit from the New York Yankees (June 15-17) – a first at Nationals Park – as well as holiday matchups against the San Francisco Giants (Independence Day) and Chicago Cubs (Labor Day). The Nationals-Orioles series at Nationals Park (May 18-20) will also kick off the 2012 Battle of the Beltways, as the two neighbors square off six times with each club hosting three games. The Nationals begin the 2012 season on the road against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, April 5 at Wrigley Field.

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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