Ryan Zimmerman Weekend details

The Washington Nationals have announced full details ahead of Ryan Zimmerman Weekend, Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, at Nationals Park. Due to other events in Washington, D.C. this weekend, fans are encouraged to arrive EARLY on Saturday. Gates open at 2:30 p.m., and fans are asked to be in their seats by 3:00 p.m. before pregame ceremonies begin promptly at 3:10 p.m.




  • Q&A Sessions with Ryan Zimmerman and Former Teammates
    • Prior to Friday’s 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Phillies, Zimmerman and some of his former teammates will hold special live Q&A sessions.
      • 5:30 p.m.: Gates open for all fans
      • 6:00 – 6:20 p.m.: Q&A with former players hosted by Bob Carpenter from top of visiting dugout
      • 6:00 – 6:20 p.m.: Q&A with former players hosted by Dave Jageler and Charlie Slowes on Instagram
      • 6:20 – 6:40 p.m.: Q&A with Ryan Zimmerman hosted by Bob Carpenter from top of visiting dugout
    • Former players scheduled to appear throughout Ryan Zimmerman Weekend include:
      • Ian Desmond
      • Danny Espinosa
      • Adam LaRoche
      • Jordy Mercer
      • Daniel Murphy
      • Laynce Nix
      • Brian Schneider
      • Jayson Werth
      • Gio Gonzalez
      • Jordan Zimmermann
        • Subject to change
  • Ryan Zimmerman Employee #11 T-Shirt giveaway presented by Budweiser
    • The first 25,000 fans in attendance (ages 21 & up) at Friday evening’s game will receive a Ryan Zimmerman Employee #11 T-Shirt presented by Budweiser.
  • The Nationals Team Store will sell exclusive Ryan Zimmerman merchandise, including a limited-edition Mr. National bobblehead and commemorative tickets, while supplies last.



  • Ryan Zimmerman Jersey Retirement Ceremony
    • 2:30 p.m.: Gates open for all fans
    • 3:10 p.m.: Ryan Zimmerman Jersey Retirement ceremony begins
    • 4:35 p.m.: First pitch vs. Phillies
  • Fan Activities
    • Photo activations throughout the ballpark, including a three-dimensional No. 11.
    • Chalk artist will sketch a rendition of Zimmerman’s last home game in the Center Field Plaza.
  • Kids 2006 Ryan Zimmerman Jersey T-Shirt Giveaway presented by Harris Teeter & The Washington Post
    • The first 10,000 fans in attendance (ages 12 & under) will receive a Kids 2006 Ryan Zimmerman Jersey T-Shirt presented by Harris Teeter & The Washington Post.
  • Proceeds from the day’s 5050 Raffle will benefit the ziMS Foundation, Ryan Zimmerman’s nonprofit committed to Bring Home a Cure for Multiple Sclerosis.
  • To learn more about Ryan Zimmerman Weekend, visit nationals.com/Zim.

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