July 6, 2022

Billy Joel Returns to Nationals Park

Billy Joel's Dressing Room at Nationals Park in July 2009 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Billy Joel’s Dressing Room at Nationals Park in July 2009 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Singer/songwriter/composer Billy Joel will perform at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The performance marks Billy Joel’s first solo headlining appearance at the ballpark.

Billy Joel performed with Elton John during the inaugural concert at Nats Park on July 11, 2009. The process of turning a ballpark into a concert venue is interesting and we covered it on our previous site.

According to the team, American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 at 10:00 AM through FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 at 10:00 PM.

JANUARY 30 will also mark the special pre-sale period for Nationals Season Plan Holders. Tickets will be available for purchase by the general public beginning 10:00 AM on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 via nationals.com/billyjoel.



NATS:P-NATS: Potomac Nationals Offering Courtesy Tickets to Government Employees

Potomac Nationals LogoPotomac Nationals Give Back to Federal Government Workers for their Support with 2014 Opening Day Tickets

Amidst the ongoing federal government shutdown which began October 1, the Potomac Nationals are giving back to government workers for their steadfast support of P-Nats Baseball.

The Nationals are offering courtesy 2014 P-Nats Opening Day tickets to those government employees who have been furloughed as a result of the shutdown, in addition to the opportunity for these government workers to serve the team in a game operations role during the ’14 season as part of the P-Nats’ gameday staff.

All federal government employees who have been furloughed may receive one free 2014 Opening Day ticket by showing government identification at the Potomac Nationals Front Office at any point throughout the course of the 2013 government shutdown during regular business hours (9:00am to 5:00pm).

The first qualified federal government employee to apply for the 2014 gameday position in person at Pfitzner Stadium will be hired in an effort to assist in recouping compensation lost during the shutdown.

Pfitzner Stadium, home of the Potomac Nationals, is located at 7 County Complex Court in Woodbridge, VA.

MYSTICS: Washington Mystics Playoff Tickets on Sale

Washington Mystics Press Release Logo 2013Washington, D.C. – Tickets for the Washington Mystics’ first round playoff game are currently on sale at www.washingtonmystics.com or by calling 1-877-DC-HOOP-1. Under the leadership of Head Coach Mike Thibault, the Mystics have returned to the playoffs for the first time since the 2010 season. The date and time for the first round game is still to be determined.

The Mystics have two games left which will determine seeding for the conference semifinals. Currently, the team is in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Washington will face the Connecticut Sun this Friday at 7:00 p.m. and will close out the regular season against the New York Liberty on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Both games will take place at Verizon Center.

New Digital Ticket System for Capitals, Wizards, Mystics and Hoyas

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Introduces Digital Ticket System
Digital card program offers season-ticket holders increased account management benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced today the introduction of a digital ticket system available to Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics and Georgetown Hoyas season-ticket holders.

The Season Ticket Digital Card program replaces traditional paper tickets with a preloaded card containing corresponding seat locations. The card serves as admission to all games within a customer’s full-season or partial-plan ticket package for Capitals games and full-season ticket package for Wizards, Mystics and Georgetown men’s basketball games.

Season-ticket holders will receive one card per account that includes several account management benefits. With the introduction of the card, all Capitals, Wizards and Mystics account management functions previously associated with fees are now free. Season-ticket holders will now be able to print tickets at home and forward tickets without paying a single fee. Capitals and Wizards ticket holders also may use the system to list tickets for sale through Ticketmaster TicketExchange. If a customer opts to have a paper ticket for a particular game, the system allows the customer to print tickets from any computer.

“We are always looking to bring the most up-to-date technological advances to our season-ticket holders as well as improve and enhance the game-day experience,” said Jim Van Stone, Monumental Sports & Entertainment senior vice president of ticket sales and services.

“This quick, secure and easy-to-use digital ticket system will give our guests the ultimate convenience and flexibility in using their seats,” added Dave Touhey, Verizon Center senior vice president and general manager.

The card is valid for all seat locations on an account and is swiped using a hand-held computer by an attendant upon entrance to Verizon Center. Patrons then receive a seat locator tab for each valid ticket stored on the card, which is used as the ticket for the game once inside of the arena.

“Georgetown athletics is pleased to work with Monumental Sports and Ticketmaster to provide digital ticketing solutions and enhanced technology to fans in an efficient, secure and easy manner,” said Dan O’Neil, Georgetown University associate athletics director for external affairs. “We place a high priority on customer service and are excited to offer digital-ticketing solutions to our loyal Hoya fan base.”

In an effort to make the transition to digital tickets as easy as possible, several resources are available to customers. Season-ticket holders will receive a brochure with a detailed explanation of the system’s benefits, answers to frequently asked questions and step-by-step instructions on how to use online functionalities. In addition, more information and a series of video tutorials are currently available on the Capitals and Wizards websites.

Fans holding single-game tickets, group tickets and suite tickets will continue to receive paper tickets.

Wes Johnson explains the new benefit in this video:

Washington Nationals Standing Room Only Tickets for Post-season

Nationals Park (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)


Nationals’ magic number to clinch NL East division currently at two

As previously announced, the Washington Nationals will sell a limited number of Standing Room Only tickets the day of each postseason game, subject to availability. Standing Room Only tickets for the Tiebreaker, Wild Card and National League Division Series can be purchased for $30 each at the Nationals Park Box Office, located at the Center Field Gate, once the Box Office opens on the day of each game. Standing Room Only tickets will be limited to two per person.

On game days, the Nationals Park Box Office is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 30 minutes after the end of the game, and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 30 minutes after the end 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 30 minutes after the end 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.

NATS: Washington Nationals 2nd Summer Blood Drive

Washington Nationals Team Up With Inova Blood Donor Services
for Second Blood Drive of the Summer

WHAT: The Washington Nationals, in partnership with Inova Blood Donor Services, will host their second blood drive of the summer on Saturday, August 25 in the Nationals Park Conference Center from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those who donate blood will receive two tickets to a future Nationals game and an exclusive Nationals T-shirt, as well as opportunities to win autographed memorabilia and take a behind-the-scenes tour of Nationals Park.

Inova Blood Donor Services supplies lifesaving blood and blood products to 15 different hospitals in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Blood donations make a difference in the lives of cancer patients, trauma patients, newborns suffering from complications, as well as those undergoing surgery or receiving an organ transplant. More than 250 units of blood are required daily to meet the needs of local patients and as many as three lives may be saved with every donation.

Appointments to donate blood are required. Interested donors should call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (256-6372) or visit inova.org/donateblood.

WHEN: Saturday, August 25
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Nationals Park Conference Center – 1500 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

PARKING: Blood donors may park for FREE in Nationals Park’s Lot B, located at the corner of South Capitol Street and N Street, SE. Donors should enter the ballpark through the Center Field Gate.

CAPS: Washington Capitals Host Columbus Blue Jackets in Baltimore Hockey Classic

The Caps are coming back to Baltimore for the Baltimore Hockey Classic! The Washington Capitals will face the Columbus Blue Jackets in a preseason game on Sept. 26, 2012 at 1st Mariner Arena at 7 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, April 23 at 10 a.m.

“We are excited to return to Baltimore,” said Capitals president Dick Patrick. “The overwhelming support from the city of Baltimore and our fans in Maryland made this decision to return for a second-consecutive season an easy one.”

Last year’s inaugural Baltimore Hockey Classic, which featured the Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals kicking off the Capitals’ 2011-12 preseason schedule, sold out as the capacity crowd of 11,082 fans enjoyed the first professional hockey game played in Baltimore since 1997.

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