October 19, 2019

NATS: Washington Nationals 2013 Opening Day Festivities

The 2012 NL East Champion Washington Nationals will celebrate Opening Day and the start of the 2013 season at Nationals Park on Monday, April 1 when the team hosts the Miami Marlins at 1:05 p.m.

All gates will open at 10:30 a.m. to allow fans more time to enjoy Opening Day festivities and help reduce the risk of long lines at each entrance. Note: Parking will be limited on streets due to weekday afternoon game.

Nats Opening Day Giveaway Hat for First 20,000 Fans - Presented By GEICO

Nats Opening Day Giveaway Hat for First 20,000 Fans – Presented By GEICO

OPENING DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Emceed by Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster and CBS News Special Correspondent James Brown, Opening Day ceremonies at Nationals Park will pay tribute to our nation’s military.

The pregame ceremony will include:

  • Ceremonial First Pitch thrown by former Staff Sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha
  • Game Ball delivery by Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Game Card delivery by D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray
  • National Anthem and America the Beautiful performed by the United States Chorus Quartet
  • A giant American flag unfurled by the D.C. National Guard and D.C. National Guard in the outfield
  • Starting Nine featuring children of deployed service members
  • Play Ball announcement made by Winthrop Roosevelt, great-great grandson of Theodore Roosevelt

FAN PROMOTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT

  • The first 20,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive an Opening Day Curly W Cap presented by GEICO
  • N Street festivities will include balloons and fire trucks adorned with a giant American flag
  • The Nationals drumline will perform outside Center Field Gates
  • The Kids Zone will feature caricature, face painters and a sign-making station
  • “Scott’s New Band” will perform at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk

GETTING TO THE BALLPARK
Parking options for Nationals fans begin at $15 and are available for purchase online at nationals.com/parking. Fans are encouraged to purchase parking in advance online to ensure they receive a space in their desired area. Other transportation options include Metro, Metrobus, DC Circulator Bus and water taxi service. Fans are also encouraged to use the bicycle valet (located on First Street, SE near N Street SE) and bike racks around the ballpark.

“Ignite Your Natitude” 

Nationals Park (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

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 for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and 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.

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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