October 17, 2019

NATS: Washington Nationals Opening Day Festivities

The Washington Nationals will celebrate Opening Day and the start of the 2012 season at Nationals Park on Thursday, April 12 when the team hosts the Cincinnati Reds 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

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 J.R. Martinez, U.S. Army veteran and Dancing with the Stars Season 13 Champion
  • National Anthem and America the Beautiful performed by the United States Marine Band
  • A giant American flag unfurled by the D.C. National Guard in the outfield
  • Flyover by the 113th Fighter Wing Jets stationed at Andrews Air Force Base
  • Starting Nine featuring representatives of all branches of the military

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 two inflatables, face painters and a sign-making station
  • “Scott’s New Band” will perform at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk

“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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