The Washington Nationals celebrate real-life Wonder Women in the D.C. area during Ladies Night and DC Comics™ Day on Friday, Aug. 26. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a DC Comics™ Wonder Woman bobblehead doll, and fans who purchase the special Ladies Night event ticket will receive early access to the ballpark, including an exclusive t-shirt, food and beverage tastings, appearances by local vendors, Team Store shopping with a 15% discount and a Q&A panel with women from local sports teams.
The ballpark opens at 4:00 PM for guests with special Ladies Night tickets, guaranteeing this group of ticket holders access to the limited edition Wonder Woman bobblehead as well as a Washington Nationals x Wonder Woman t-shirt. Before gates open to the general public, Ladies Night participants can enjoy food and beverages; sampling from NUTRL and woman-owned local business Pratt Standard Cocktail Co.; five-minute manicures from Varnish Lane; yard games and prizes courtesy of BetMGM; and more. Guests can also strike the perfect pose in two different 180-degree cameras on the concourse, and the Center Field Team Store will open early, offering Ladies Night guests an exclusive shopping window with a 15% discount. The Breakaways will perform at Budweiser Terrace from 4:00-5:00 PM before playing their regular Friday night set when gates open to the public at 5:30 PM. Visit nationals.com/LadiesNight for more information and to purchase special event tickets.
At 5:00 PM on the Budweiser Terrace, the Nationals welcome a panel of women working in D.C. sports for a special Q&A session. Among the attendees are Dana Campbell, Vice President, Marketing, for the Washington Mystics; Washington Capitals Video Coordinator Emily Engle-Natzke, the first full-time female coach in franchise history; and D.C. United General Manager and Head of Technical Recruitment and Analysis Lucy Rushton, the second woman GM in MLS history. Staff from the Washington Spirit will also be on hand to prep fans for the squad’s remaining regular-season games.
Nats on Base, the club’s year-round initiative providing experiences that contribute to the quality of life for service members and their families in the Washington D.C. area, is hosting a separate all-female panel of Nationals front office executives, who will share their expertise and discuss challenges faced by professional women. This session, which does not require a special Ladies Night ticket and is tailored toward military spouses and transitioning service members, begins once gates open to the public at 5:30 PM. Visit nationals.com/NatsOnBaseWomen for more information and to register for the free event, which includes tickets to the evening’s game. Additional details will be sent by email to those who have registered before Friday.
Ladies Night and DC Comics™ Day programming extends into the pregame ceremonies, as the Nationals will honor real-life Wonder Women in the local community as part of the club’s Unsung Heroes program with a special on-field recognition. Additional super hero activations will be featured throughout the ballpark during the game.