Nationals Homestand Highlights

The Washington Nationals are back in D.C. for the first time since the All-Star break, opening a six-game homestand with three games against the St. Louis Cardinals followed by a three-game series against the divisional rival New York Mets. Single-game tickets for all Nationals home games are on sale now starting at just $9. Fans interested in purchasing tickets should visit

The season’s eighth homestand is capped by the annual DC Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and also features Baby Shark™ Day; Cat-urday; a Harris Teeter Food Drive; three University Days; City Connect uniforms; Value Day; U.S. Coast Guard Day; Signature Sunday; Kids Run the Bases; and more. Additionally, the popular Kids Eat Free program has been extended through Thursday, Sept. 1. For additional details, please reference the ‘Kids Eat Free’ section at the bottom of the release.

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Nationals Draft Pick Elijah Green Visits Nationals Ballpark

  • The Nationals first pick in the 2022 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Elijah Green will be on site for batting practice and the game.
  • He will be available to media in the dugout following batting practice and will make stops in the MASN and 106.7 The Fan FM broadcast booths during the game. 

College Day Series – Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Fans who purchase a special ticket will receive a limited edition co-branded Nationals hat. For more information and to purchase tickets for Virginia Commonwealth University Day, visit

MLB All-Star Jennie Finch Classic Championship Team Recognition

  • During the All-Star break, softball players representing the Washington Nationals, including participants from the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, won the MLB All-Star Jennie Finch Classic in Compton, Calif.
  • Members of the championship team will be recognized on the field prior to the game.


The second game of the three-game series against the Cardinals will be televised exclusively on FOX. The game will also be available on radio, broadcast locally on 106.7 The Fan FM.

Harris Teeter Food Drive 

  • The Nationals and Harris Teeter encourage fans to donate non-perishable food items at the annual Harris Teeter Food Drive at Nationals Park on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Volunteers will be stationed outside the Center Field Gate, and food collection will run from when gates open until the end of the 3rd inning. All donations benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.
  • Fans who donate four or more non-perishable food items will receive two tickets to a future Nationals home game.
  • The first 500 fans each day who donate four or more Harris Teeter brand canned goods will receive $5 in Nats Bucks.
  • To learn more about the Harris Teeter Food Drive, visit


  • Cat-urday is the purr-fect way for Nationals fans to show affinity for their feline friends. Fans who purchase a special ticket will receive a limited edition Cat-urday t-shirt and have the chance to see their calico companions featured on the video board. Proceeds benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance.
  • Fans are not permitted to bring cats to Nationals Park in connection with this event.
  • For more information and to purchase tickets for Cat-urday, visit

College Day Series – James Madison University Day

  • Fans who purchase a special ticket will receive a limited edition co-branded Nationals hat. For more information and to purchase tickets for James Madison University Day, visit

City Connect On-Field Wear Date

  • During all Saturday home games this season, the Nationals will sport their cherry blossom-themed City Connect uniforms.
  • To learn more about City Connect, visit


DC Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

  • The DC Sports Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2022 at Nationals Park in an on-field pregame ceremony.
  • Members of the newly inducted class include: Len ElmoreBob GeoghanMark LernerMark “Too Sharp” JohnsonAlan WebbChristy Winters Scott and the 2021 Washington Spirit as a Team of Distinction.

Baby Shark™ Day

  • The cultural phenomenon Baby Shark™ comes to Nationals Park, reviving memorable moments from the team’s 2019 World Series championship run through fun and exciting experiences, featuring the song from the world’s most-viewed video in YouTube history.
  • The first 8,000 kids (ages 12 & under) in attendance will run away with a Baby Shark™ Song Cube presented by the Pinkfong Company.
  • The game features Baby Shark™ character appearances, photo stations, exclusive giveaway items and a special 2D animated music video featuring Nationals mascot Screech and Baby Shark cheering the team on.

On-Field Pregame Recognition

  • Prior to the game, the Nationals will recognize retiring St. Louis Cardinals and MLB veterans Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina.

Harris Teeter Food Drive

  • The Harris Teeter Food Drive continues Sunday outside the Center Field Gate.
  • Volunteers will be stationed outside the Center Field Gate, and food collection will run from when gates open until the end of the 3rd inning. All donations benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.

Signature Sundays

  • Every Sunday home game, two Nationals players, coaches or broadcasters will be available for autographs down the first base line near the Nationals dugout.
  • The Nationals will provide vouchers at Section 103 on a first-come, first-served basis, weather permitting.

Kids Run the Bases

  • Kids ages 4 through 12 are invited to run the bases after Sunday day games, weather permitting.
  • Jr. Nationals MVP members will have access to an exclusive line. For more information on the Jr. Nationals Kids Club, visit


Military Mondays

  • The Washington Nationals are proud to offer complimentary tickets to all active duty, dependents, retirees, Department of Defense civilians, National Guard and Reservists for the season’s three remaining Monday home games.
  • For tickets, visit the Home Plate Box Office beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the game with military ID or proof of service. Tickets will be available while supplies last.

Value Days

  • The Washington Nationals host the fifth of their monthly Value Days, offering discounts on tickets, concessions, merchandise and parking. For more information and to purchase discounted tickets and parking, visit

College Day Series – Virginia Tech University

  • Fans who purchase a special ticket will receive a limited edition co-branded Nationals hat. For more information and to purchase tickets for Virginia Tech University, visit


Military Branch Series presented by Raytheon Technologies – U.S. Coast Guard Day

  • The Nationals are proud to continue the Military Branch Day series presented by Raytheon Technologies with U.S. Coast Guard Day. The game features special programming, pre-game assets and in-game recognition.
  • Pregame assets include:
    • Members of the Coast Guard will line the field prior to the national anthem.
    • Flyover by an MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter from the U.S. Coast Guard.
    • Ceremonial First Pitch thrown by Admiral Linda Fagan, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.

    • Our Nation’s Colors presented by the Coast Guard Honor Guard.

    • National Anthem performed by members of the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Chorus.

    • Game Ball Delivery by Petty Officer Third Class Valentina DiZio.

    • Lineup Delivery by Petty Officer Third Class Vinnesha Blas.

    • Play Ball! announced by Petty Officer First Class Brandi McCants.



  • Enjoy Happy Hour at Nationals Park prior to every home game during the regular season with $4 off 25oz cans of Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob ULTRA. Enter the code BUDHAPPY while using mobile ordering at Nationals Park beginning when gates open up until 30 minutes prior to the scheduled first pitch.
  • To learn more about Budweiser Happy Hour, visit


  • Kids ages 12 and under can receive a free meal including a hot dog, choice of chips or applesauce, and choice of bottled water or apple juice box at all Nationals home games through Thursday, Sept. 1.
  • Kids meals are available via mobile ordering on the MLB Ballpark app at select concessions locations throughout the ballpark. The offer is redeemable once per game per child by selecting the Kids Eat Free meal and using the code KIDSEATFREE in the app. Children must be present to pick up their meals. For more information, visit
  • To select the Kids Eat Free meal in the MLB Ballpark App, scan any QR Code or open the MLB Ballpark app and tap on Mobile Ordering.
  • From the Food & Drinks tab on the app, select any stand that says “Kids Eat Free Promotion Available Here.” Once the concession stand has been chosen, select and customize the meal through the “Kids Promo Meal” option.


  • The BetMGM Sportsbook at Nationals Park offers daily Happy Hour specials from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • $5 Draft Beer and $15 Bud Buckets
  • $6 House Wine
  • $10 Rail Drinks
  • $7 Nachos


  • Available during all home games this season, the 5050 Raffle offers 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 open three hours prior to first pitch, and tickets are also available inside Nationals Park at kiosks located by sections 108, 118, 138, 203 and 223 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


Security Procedures

  • Fans can now enjoy expedited entry into Nationals Park with the implementation of CEIA OpenGate technology at all guest entrances.
  • Fans no longer need to remove jackets or items from their pockets.

New Bag Policy

  • As part of the new procedures, 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.
  • Fans may bring a clutch (5” x 7” x ¾” or smaller) in addition to or instead of a clear bag.
  • Fans with diaper or medical bags may use ADA/Family lanes at the Center Field and Home Plate gates.
  • Binbox is available for fans whose bags do not comply with ballpark regulations.
  • Backpacks are not allowed.
  • To learn more about Nationals Park entry policies and procedures, please visit



  • Parking options for Nationals fans start at $20 and are available online at All Washington Nationals parking lots are now cashless, and will only accept credit card payment at this time. Fans are encouraged to purchase parking in advance to ensure a space in their desired location.

For game tickets and more information, call 202.675.NATS(6287) or visit

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