Homestand hightlights April 28-May 4 vs. Pirates and Cubs

After an exciting six-game road trip in which the Nationals claimed two series wins, the Washington Nationals return home for a three-game set against the Pittsburgh Pirates, followed by four games against the Chicago Cubs. Single-game tickets for all Nationals home games are on sale now at nats.com/Tickets

This homestand features several fun promotions and events for fans of all ages, with a City Connect Nationals fedora, the first of seven Military Branch Days, and Kids Opening Day, highlighted by a kids rally cap giveaway and the return of Kids Run the Bases.

As a reminder, if you would like to cover any events at Nationals Park, please contact Valerie Todryk Krebs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Gabrielle Scheder-Bieschin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Devon Bridges at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for credentialing information in advance of the event.

FRIDAY, APRIL 28 vs. PITTSBURGH PIRATES (7:05 PM ET)

  • City Connect On-Field Wear Date

o   The Nationals sport their cherry blossom-themed City Connect uniforms for all remaining Friday and Saturday home games.

o   To learn more about the City Connect series, visit nats.com/CityConnect.

  • Nationals Fedora

o   The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a City Connect Nationals fedora.

  • Budweiser Happy Hour Entertainment

o   Chasing Autumn presented by Budweiser at the Budweiser Terrace beginning two hours before first pitch.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29 vs. PITTSBURGH PIRATES (1:05 PM ET)

  • City Connect On-Field Wear Date

o   The Nationals sport their cherry blossom-themed City Connect uniforms for all remaining Friday and Saturday home games.

o   To learn more about the City Connect series, visit nats.com/CityConnect.

  • Girl Scout Day

o   Girl Scout associations, service units, troops, families and friends are invited to join the Nationals for the first of two Girl Scout Days this season.

o   Fans who purchase a special ticket will receive a limited-edition Nationals Girl Scout Day patch and can attend a pregame Q&A with a Nationals player.

o   For every ticket sold, $5 will be donated to Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital.

o   Visit nats.com/GirlScouts for more information.

  • West Virginia University Day

o   The Nationals College Day Series continues with a celebration of the West Virginia Mountaineers.

o   Fans who purchase a special ticket will receive an exclusive co-branded quarter-zip pullover.

o   Visit nats.com/WVU for details.

  • Budweiser Happy Hour Entertainment

o   DJ Rhome Anderson presented by Budweiser performs at the Budweiser Terrace beginning two hours before first pitch.

SUNDAY, APRIL 30 vs. PITTSBURGH PIRATES (1:35 PM ET)

  • Kids Opening Day presented by Harris Teeter

o   The Nationals invite the team’s youngest fans to help kick off the 2023 season with Kids Opening Day and celebrate Screech’s birthday.

o   The first 10,000 fans ages 12 and under receive a kids rally cap presented by Harris Teeter.

o   Face painters, caricaturists and balloon twisters will be available in the Family Picnic Area.

o   Pregame assets include:

  • Ceremonial First Pitch thrown by eight-year-old Nationals fan Brady Lukas Petrauskas.
  • At just 10 days old, Brady was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that required life-saving surgery and years of cardiology appointments. Now at the age of eight, he serves as an ambassador for the American Heart Association, cheers on his hometown Nationals and plays his favorite sport, baseball.
  • Kids Run the Bases

o   Kids ages 4 through 12 are invited to run the bases after Sunday day games, weather permitting.

o   Jr. Nationals MVP members have exclusive access to the front of the line.

o   For details on the Jr. Nationals Kids Club, visit nats.com/JrNats.

  • Signature Sundays

o   Two Nationals players will sign autographs for fans at every Sunday home game all season long. Autographs will take place at the top of the Nationals dugout starting one hour prior to first pitch, weather permitting and subject to player schedules.

o   Fans must obtain a free voucher in order to participate in the autograph sessions – vouchers will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at Section 103, starting when the gates open 90 minutes before first pitch.

  • Value Days

o   Nationals Park offers deep discounts on tickets, concessions, retail and parking during its eight Value Days this season, including on Sunday, April 16. Tickets start at just $9; parking in Lot W is just $10; and select concessions and retail items are up to 40% off.

o   Visit nats.com/Value for more information.

  • Scout Day

o   Scout troops, families and friends are invited to join the Nationals for the first of two Scout Days this season.

o   Fans who purchase a special ticket will receive a limited-edition Nationals Scout Day patch and can attend a pregame Q&A with a Nationals Player.

o   For every ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the National Capital Area Council.

o   Visit nats.com/Scouts for more information.

MONDAY, MAY 1 VS. CHICAGO CUBS (7:05 PM ET)

  • National Guard Day presented by Raytheon Technologies

o   During Branch Days presented by Raytheon Technologies, the Nationals dedicate a special game to honor and celebrate each of the six branches of the military, as well as the National Guard.

o   Representatives from the National Guard will participate in the pregame ceremonies and the Salute to Service.

o   Military discounts and programs continue throughout the year.

o   Visit nats.com/Military for more information.

o   Pregame Assets include:

  • National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from the National Capitol Region will line the field.
  • Ceremonial First Pitch thrown by General Daniel Hokanson, 29th Chief of the National Guard Bureau.
  • Special flyover consisting of two F-16’s from the 121st Fighter Squadron of the DC Air National Guard 113th Wing and two A-10’s from the 175th Wing of the Maryland Air Nationals Guard flying in tandem.
  • Lineup Delivery by Senior Master Sergeant Eric Basinger, 113th Wing, DC Air National Guard.
  • Game Ball Delivery by Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, National Guard Bureau.
  • Play Ball announced by First Lieutenant Dylan Bradford, Maryland Army National Guard.

THURSDAY, MAY 4 VS. CHICAGO CUBS (1:05 PM ET)

  • Weather Day presented by NBC4

o   The Nationals and NBC 4 will host local school groups for an interactive and educational pregame presentation about weather.

o   All fans who purchase a special ticket to Weather Day will receive a meal deal, a study guide and the opportunity to take part in an interactive Q&A session with members of the NBC4 weather team.

o   Visit nats.com/Weather for more information.

NATIONALS PHILANTHROPIES 5050 RAFFLE

  • The 5050 Raffle is available at all home games this season, offering fans the chance to win big cash prizes while supporting the community impact work of Nationals Philanthropies. New ticket prices and additional prizes give fans more ways to win.
  • Online ticket sales will open three hours before first pitch, and tickets will also be available inside Nationals Park at the kiosks located by sections 108, 138, 243 and 312 or from roving sellers through the middle of the 7th inning.
  • Tickets can be purchased using cash, credit and debit cards at the following price points: 5 for $10, 20 for $20, 100 for $40, and 300 for $100.
  • Fans can also purchase Raffle tickets from their computers or mobile devices anywhere within the District. For more information and to purchase Raffle tickets online, visit nats4good.org/5050.

NATIONALS PHILANTHROPIES JACKIE ROBINSON DAY AUCTION

  • Friday, April 28 is the last day to bid on signed, game-worn jerseys and hats from Jackie Robinson Day.
  • On Jackie Robinson Day, players, managers and coaches across MLB wore Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 as the league celebrated the 76th anniversary of Robinson breaking MLB’s color barrier as well as the 50th anniversary of the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
  • Fans can submit bids at nats.com/JRDAuction until 11:59 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.

CYCLE REVERSE VENDING MACHINES

  • As part of its involvement in Anheuser-Busch’s National Recycling League, Nationals Park is the first Major League Baseball stadium with Cycle Reverse Vending Machines.
  • Located near the Budweiser Brew House and next to the Budweiser Terrace, fans can win rewards in exchange for recycling their empty beverage containers at these machines.

o   Fans insert empty beverage containers at the machines and scan a QR code to receive a unique transaction ID. After entering information in the web app, users will find out instantly if they have won along with instructions on how to redeem their prize.

o   A grand prize is given out every game, and the top recycler each homestand receives a special gift.

TICKET DEALS

  • The Nationals offer popular special ticket offers to help fans save on their next trip to Nationals Park. The offers include:

o   GovX - Active-duty, reserve, veteran and retired military personnel, first responders, public school teachers and government employees can save up to 30% off tickets and get a $5-15 concession credit. Visit nats.com/GovX to learn more.

o   Harris Teeter Family Fun Pack – Fans can get a FREE MEAL with the Harris Teeter Family Fun Pack to any regular season home game – tickets start at just $20! Visit nats.com/Family to learn more.

o   Student Ticket Discounts – College fans can save up to 30% off tickets, with tickets prices starting at just $8 for nearly all regular season home games. Visit nats.com/Students to learn more.

  • Visit nats.com/Deals for information on all of the available ticket deals at Nationals Park.

NATIONALS PARK ENTRY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

  • Water Bottles

o   Nationals Park allows clear, factory-sealed or empty plastic water bottles no larger than one liter. Metal and glass water bottles are not allowed, nor are frozen water bottles.

o   Only one water bottle per person is permitted.

o   Water bottle refill stations are available throughout the ballpark.

  • Bag Policy

o   All bags larger than a clutch must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and may not be larger than 16 x 16 x 8 inches.

o   Fans may bring a clutch (5” x 7” x ¾” or smaller) in addition to or instead of a clear bag.

o   Fans with diaper or medical bags may use ADA/Family lanes at the Center Field and Home Plate gates to have their items inspected.

o   Binbox is available for fans whose bags do not comply with ballpark regulations.

  • To learn more about Nationals Park entry policies and procedures, please visit nats.com.

GETTING TO THE BALLPARK

  • Parking options for Nationals fans start at $20 and are available online at nats.com/Parking. Fans are encouraged to purchase parking in advance to ensure a space in their desired location.
  • Fans using Metro to travel to or from Nationals Park are encouraged to review the Metro schedule at wmata.com/Schedules.
  • Fans should also consider alternate forms of travel to and from the ballpark, including the D.C. Circulator from Union Station, biking to the ballpark, or the baseball boat from Alexandria. Visit nats.com/WayToGo for information on parking and transportation options to Nationals Park. To receive up-to-date WMATA service notifications on a mobile device, fans are encouraged to register for Alert DC at http://hsema.dc.gov/page/alertdc.
  • Fans traveling to the ballpark should be aware that there are construction projects underway in the surrounding area. To ensure safe crossings, please be mindful of signage and directions given by public safety officers. 

BALLPARK SAFETY

  • Nationals Park is a completely non-smoking and tobacco-free facility per District of Columbia law. There is no exception for electronic cigarettes or any other type of smoking device, or for smokeless tobacco or any other type of tobacco product.
  • MLB and the Nationals require that all people entering Nationals Park walk through a metal detector or be screened with handheld metal detectors to search for prohibited items. This includes a thorough inspection of all jackets, coats, packages, bags, purses, and any other containers brought to any of the Nationals Park entry gates.
Nationals recall RHP Irvin, activate Vargas
Ruiz growing behind the plate in guiding young pit...
 

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.masnsports.com/