May 24, 2022

NLDS HOME GAME 1: Information

Here are a few tidbits of information to prepare fans for the very first postseason game ever played at Nationals Park on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 1:07 p.m. when the Washington Nationals host the St. Louis Cardinals.

Allow extra time to get to park, get through gates, get food and get to seats. It will be a full house and you don’t want to miss a single minute of the action! And Frank Robinson is scheduled to throw out the first pitch!


Weather will range approximately from 65-68 degrees during the game with only a 10% chance of rain.

First Pitch 1:07 p.m.

ALL Ballpark gates will open at 10:30 a.m. (2.5 hours prior to the announced game time).

Since it is a day game, parking will more limited than night games. Cash parking lots will be limited. There is still some parking available online. Navy Yard is the Metro closest to Nats Park.

*Make sure to bring the correct ticket!* See Nats page regarding tickets.

On game days, the Nationals Park Box Office is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until the conclusion of the game, and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the conclusion of the game. For all games with a start time of 2:00 p.m. or earlier, the box office opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at the conclusion of the game. Box office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A limited number of Standing Room Only tickets will be made available at the Nationals Park Box Office on the day of the game on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can purchase up to two (2) tickets per transaction. Standing Room Only tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Standing Room Only tickets allow access to Nationals Park and the ability to watch the game without providing access to a specific seat. We ask that fans in the lower bowl standing room areas stand one person deep to allow for easy mobility for other guests and guests in wheelchairs.

Standing Room Only locations within Nationals Park, available on a first-come, first-served basis include:
– Red Loft to the end of the Scoreboard (behind Section 240)
– Left Field Ramp
– Behind Sections 138 – 143
– Outside the Stars & Stripes Club, 1st Base side (on the landing at the end of the ramp)

Bring your NATITUDE, have a great time and cheer on the Nats!

NATS: Ignite Your Natitude Tweet-up

Updated 7/2/2012: 

Arrive early! First ten to check in get an exclusive meet and greet with Nats players. First 140 to check in get a Free Ignite Your #Natitude T-shirt.

Did you RSVP for Ignite Your NATITUDE Tweet-up (#IYNT) at Nationals Park? Did you buy your ticket(s)?

The Nationals put together a FAQ list for #IYNT.

What is #IYNT? The Washington Nationals have invited all social media fans to join the team for the first ever Ignite Your NATITUDE Tweet-up at Nationals Park prior to and during the Nationals-Giants game on Tuesday, July 3 at 6:35 p.m. The event will feature exclusive giveaways, scavenger hunts and special guests, while offering a unique, interactive fan experience for all @Nationals Twitter followers in attendance.

Ticket prices for the Tweet-up were fixed at $20 per seat, but the seat location improved as more people RSVP’d for the event through Twitter.  Thanks to a great response, the ticket location was upgraded twice and will be in section 140. For more information, visit

Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo fires back at Cole Hamels for beanball

Bryce Harper hit by pitch by Cole Hamels during first at bat, Phillies v. Nats Sunday Night Baseball May 6 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

You want Natitude? Mike Rizzo’s got it.

The day after he witnessed his prized pupil intentionally hit by a veteran pitcher simply for the audacity of playing hard and you know, being 19, Mike Rizzo unleashed his fury in an interview with The Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore this morning.

“He thinks he’s sending a message to us of being a tough guy. He’s sending the polar opposite message. He says he’s being honest; well, I’m being honest. It was a gutless chicken [bleep] [bleeping] act. That was a fake-tough act. No one has ever accused Cole Hamels of being old school.”

No really, Mike, what did you really think of the incident? [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Game 27 Review: Nats offense pounds Phillies 7-1

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the past half-decade, the Philadelphia Phillies have been the big dogs of the National League East, winning the division every year since 2007. As we all know, during the same time frame, the Washington Nationals have not been very good. However, signs of growth started last season, and the front office, led by general manager Mike Rizzo revamped the roster in order for them to be competitive in 2012.

Granted, the 2012 season is only a month, and a few days old; however, if the Nationals wanted to prove that they can contend with the big dogs of the league, a message was sent this weekend. For the second straight day, the Nationals defeated the Phillies, this time in dominant fashion, by a score of 7-1. [Read more…]

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