Washington Nationals Stadium (Nationals Park)

Located below information on the Washington Nationals stadium, Nationals Park.

The stadium is located one block from the green line Metro subway stop at Navy Yard. The city does not have any kind of agreement with the Washington Nationals or with Nationals Park in providing transportation to/from games. If you're planning to attend an evening game that goes late and an announcement is made over the intercom that the last Metro train will be leaving at a certain time, make sure you leave and can get to the subway station in time. Otherwise, you could end up with a pricy taxi cab ride.

Washington Nationals StadiumWashington Nationals Stadium - Center Field Entrance
Washington Nationals StadiumWashington Nationals Stadium - Center Field Entrance

Having a stadium located in the nations capital, there are certain restrictions that have to be adheared to when building a stadium. For Nationals Park it meant that the stadium could not stand higher than any of the monuments in the city. For that reason, the stadium had to be dug down deeper than normal and actually sits lower so that the upper deck of the stadium meets that standard for not being taller than any of the monuments.

Ted WilliamsTed Williams
Ted WilliamsTed Williams

As you walk around Nationals Park you're going to notice blue pillars at the back of nearly every section. Each pillar is dedicated to one of baseball's greatest players and it's the Nationals way of paying tribute to them. You'll see the likes of Stan Musial, Ted Willaims, Mickey Mantle and even Joe DiMaggio. It's one of the things that makes Nationals Park unique.

Baseball Hall of Famer - Ted Williams

On the upper deck beyond right field is an area called the Scoreboard Walk. There you'll find a large Miller Lite bar and large outdoor area shaded by trees, with wicker tables and chairs to relax in and a stage setup for a pre-game concert. It's a very, very nice place to go and relax before the game and one of those special areas you won't see at every stadium.

If you're looking to impress someone with special tickets to the game, get tickets in the Stars and Stripes Club. This club covers two levels and has a view of the Anacostia River and more food options than one has offered if they sit in the regular stadium seats.

Another option is the PNC Diamond Club that offers food to be brought to you in your seat and has great views of the game.

The Washington Nationals have some of the least expensive tickets available for for their games. The majority of tickets are less than $50 and the cheapest ticket goes for $10.

In 2012 the Washington Nationals went to the playoffs for the first time in their history and giving D.C. a different meaning, Division Champs!

It wouldn't be a park in Washington, D.C. without a section of seats called the Presidential seats. And, it goes without saying that they are the most expensive tickets in the stadium and located right behind home plate.

Gates Open

The center field gates at Washington Nationals stadium opens two and a half hours before game time. All other gates open one and a half hours before game time. When games are played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Scoreboard Walk area also opens two and a half hours before game time. More information on the Scoreboard Walk area is located below.

Nationals Park Food Choices

If you're bringing your own food or drinks, it must be inside single serving bags within a soft-sided container or cooler that does not exceed 16" x 16" x 8". Metal, plastic or glass containers of any kind (except for factory-sealed, clear plastic water bottles, no larger than 1 liter, baby food, empty Nalgene bottles and juice boxes) are prohibited at Nationals Park. Only one bottle of water per person will is allowed in the ball park.

Nationals Park
Nationals Park
Main Level

Base Line Brews
Sections 103, 106, 108, 110, 115, 117, 129, 133, 136, 139, 141
Carry a variety of premium and domestic brews

Beltway Bar
Section 132
Carry premium and top-shelf liquors

Ben's Chili Bowl
Sections 109, 140
Carry Ben's Original Half Smoke "All the Way," Ben's Chili Dog, Chili Cheese Fries and Chili Bowl

Boardwalk Fries
Section 106
Carry fresh cut fries, and chicken tenders

Breyer's Ice Cream
Sections 115, 129
Carry eight flavors of Breyer's ice cream, and Nationals Helmet Sundaes

Frozen Rope
Section 135
Carry Breyer's Soft Serve, served in a cone or in a mini Nationals helmet as a sundae

Capitol Candy
Sections 109, 135
Carry cotton candy and kettle corn

Capitol Club
Section 113
Carry premium and top-shelf liquors

Change Up Chicken
Section 130
Carry buffalo chicken tenders, chicken and waffle sandwich, BBQ grilled chicken sandwich

Diamond Classics
Section 136
Carry ballpark favorites, featuring Hebrew National all-beef hot dogs, Soft Pretzels, and Nachos

Daq’s & Rita’s
Section 106
Carry frozen daiquiris and margaritas

Dippin' Dots
Sections 109, 129, 134, 143
Carry your favorite Dippin' Dots flavors

Dolce Gelati
Sections 112, 135
Carry traditional Italian gelato in a variety of flavors

DuPont Deli
Sections 104
Carry specialty flat breads

Flippin' Pizza
Section 115
Carry NY Style pepperoni and cheese slices

Funnel Cakes
Section 143
Carry funnel cakes made fresh to order

Georgetown Grill
Section 130
Carry grilled favorites such as hamburgers, Hebrew National all-beef hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, veggie burger and chicken fingers

Gluten Free Stand
Section 136
Carry an assortment of gluten free food items as well as beer

Grand Slam Grill
Sections 110, 141
Carry French fries, chicken fingers,  hamburgers, Hebrew National all-beef hot dogs, and grilled chicken sandwiches

Hard Times Cafe
Sections 106, 116, 128
Carry assorted wings, and a variety of chili selections: Dogs, nachos, macs, frito macs and traditional chili bowls

Healthy Plate
Section 114
Carry salads, wraps, sushi and fresh fruit and vegetables

Kosher Grill
Section 143
Carry Kosher Hot Dogs, Knishes, Falafel and Shwarma

Hawaiian Shaved Ice
Section 143
Carry sno cones in a variety of different flavors and sizes

Jammin Island Outpost
Section 143
Carry Jerk Chicken and Ribs

Nats Coffee and Fruit Smoothies
Sections 111, 142
Carry coffee and Fruit Smoothies

Nats Dogs
Sections 108, 115, 129, 136, 141
Carry the Traditional Nats Dog and Hebrew National All-Beef Dog

Pretzels
Section 106
Carry the "Curly W Pretzel", slushy puppies, and pretzel dogs

Pop Fly Popcorn
Section 129
Carry various sizes of original and kettle corn popcorn

Rookie's (Food for the Little Slugger)
Section 143
Carry Jr. Nats Dogs, Uncrustables™ and Kids Meals

Samuel Adams Brewhouse
Section 111
Carry a variety of Sam Adams Brews

Senators Sausage
Sections 108, 113, 134
Carry a variety of Nick's premium sausages, including spicy Italian sausage, and bratwurst

Steak of the Union
Sections 117, 132
Carry cheese steaks

Taste Of The Majors
Section 117
Carry a "taste" of various Major League Baseball teams

Triple Play Grill
Section 141
Carry Signature sliders


Mezzanine Level

All-Star Bar
Section 240
Carry premium and top-shelf liquors as well as domestic brews

Base Line Brews
Sections 205, 223, 229, 231
Carry variety of premium and domestic brews

Box Frites
Section 238
Carry Thick-cut Idaho and Sweet Potato Fries with a variety of Dipping Sauces, Gourmet All-Beef Hot Dogs, and Individual Mixed Berry and Apple Fried Pies

Blue Smoke
Section 238
Carry Kansas City Spare Ribs, Chipotle Chicken Wings, and Pulled Pork, Fried Chicken and Memphis-Style All-Beef Bologna Sandwiches

Diamond Classics
Sections 202, 204
Carries Hebrew National all-beef hot dogs, Spicy Italian Sausage and Nachos

Dolce Gelati
Section 235
Carry traditional Italian gelato in a variety of flavors

El Verano Taqueria
Section 240
A variety of tacos with authentic Mexican flavors ranging from Corn Tacos and Folded Quesadillas with a choice of Barbacoa, Chicken Pipian, Carnitas or Vegetarian fillings, to Elote (corn on the cob), Chips & Fire-Roasted Salsa, Churros, and Margaritas!

Flippin’ Pizza
Section 225
Carries NY Style pepperoni and cheese slices

Jammin Island BBQ
Red Loft
Carry Jerk Chicken and Ribs

Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk
Section 242
Carry domestic and local brews as well as premium and top-shelf liquors

Nats Dogs
Sections 227, 231
Carry the Traditional Nats Dog and the Hebrew National All-Beef Dog.

Pop Fly Popcorn
Sections 205, 227
Carry various sizes of original and kettle corn popcorn

Red Loft Bar
Section 244
Overlooking the Red Porch Restaurant, open to all ticket holders, this bar carries premium and top-shelf liquors, domestic and local brews.

Senators Sausage
Section 225
Carry a variety of premium sausages, including spicy Italian sausage and bratwurst

Shake Shack
Section 240
Carry a variety of burgers, hot dogs, French fries and frozen custard


Gallery Level

All Star Bar
Section 318
Carry premium and top-shelf liquors as well as domestic and local brews

Baseline Brews
Sections 301, 303, 305, 307, 309, 314, 315, 320
Carry variety of premium and domestic brews

Ben's Chili Bowl
Sections 301, 315
Carry Ben's Original Half Smoke "All the Way," Ben's Chili Dog, Chili Cheese Fries and Chili Bowl

Boardwalk Fries
Section 318
Carry fresh cut fries and chicken tenders

Capitol Candy
Section 312
Carry cotton candy cones and buckets, and kettle corn

Dippin' Dots
Sections 307
Carry your favorite Dippin' Dots flavors

Dolce Gelati
Sections 307
Carry traditional Italian gelato in a variety of flavors

Flippin Pizza
Section 310
Carry NY Style pepperoni and cheese slices

Foggy Bottom Diner
Section 302
Carry hamburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, and chicken fingers

Funnel Cakes
Section 316
Carry funnel cakes made fresh to order

Nats Dogs
Sections 308, 310, 314, 317
Carry the Traditional Nats Dog, Hebrew National All-Beef Dog and Italian Sausage

Pretzels
Section 318
Carries the "Curly W Pretzel", slushy puppies and pretzel dogs

Steak of the Union
Section 309
Carry cheese steaks

Sweet Spot
Section 310
Carry Breyer's soft serve in a cone or in a mini Nats helmet as a sundae

Taste Of The Majors
Section 313
Carry a "taste" of various Major League Baseball teams

The Union Pub
Section 306
Carry premium and top-shelf liquors as well as domestic brews


Mobile Ordering

Mobile ordering is starting to make its way to a number of major league ballparks. At Washington Nationals stadium you need a Facebook account and agree to ALLOW an app to use it. Once you've completed your order you specify your seat location and your order will be delivered to you. This service is offered on the lower-level only right now.

Red Porch Food and Spirits..........

Washington Nationals Park Mobile Ordering
Washington Nationals Park Mobile Ordering
Nationals Park Eating Area
Nationals Park Eating Area

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PNC Diamond Club

If you get PNC Diamond Club seats at Washington Nationals stadium, you automatically get access to the PNC Diamond Club. It offers expanded food service, all-inclusive food, draft beer and wine. It also offers in-seat service. This Cllub is located between the dugouts. The PNC Diamond Seats feature access to the PNC Diamond Club, along with all-inclusive food, draft beer and house wine. Expanded food service options include "Grab & Go Stations," a "Snack Attack Station" and enhanced in-seat service.

PNC Diamond Club
PNC Diamond Club

Family Fun Area

Beyond center field at Washington Nationals stadium and close to the entrance is the Family Fun Area for kids. There you'll find a large jungle gym play area called "Rookies" as well as a Build-a-Bear Workshop and baseball-themed area called the Exxon Strike Zone. The jungle gym is designed for kids 3-8 years old and the kids must be supervised by an adult at all times.

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Rookies Jungle Gym
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Rookies Jungle Gym
Exxon Strike Zone

Scoreboard Walk
Scoreboard Walk

Scoreboard Walk
Scoreboard Walk

In the stands beyond right field at Washington Nationals stadium is the Scoreboard Walk. There you'll find a Miller Lite bar area with counter-top table and chairs near-by. Just across the walkway and next to the escalator is a lounge area.

I found this to be a great area to go to before the game. They have comfortable wicker furniture to sit on that seems pretty upscale. At first I thought it was an area I'd need a pass to get in, but it's available to anyone. 

A pre-game concert stage is setup here as well, but concerts are scheduled only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday's before a game. So you can kick back and relax with a cold beer or soda from the Miller Lite bar before then head over to watch the game. 

If you take the subway to the game, this area is very close to the entrance/exit to get back to the subway.


Half Street Fairgrounds
Half Street Fairgrounds

After The Game - Half Street Fairgrounds

If you took the subway to the game at Washington Nationals stadium, don't try to fight the crowd getting back on the subway after the game is over.

Directly across the street from the Navy Yard subway station is a party area open to the entire family called Half Street Fairgrounds

Here you'll find TONS of space for cornhole games, food trucks, large tent areas, a concert stage and balconies for people watching and looking down over the entire area. It has the feel as THE PLACE to go after a Nats game. 

The food and drinks might be a bit pricy, but standard for anything in the D.C. area.

It's located at 20 M St SE (between S Van St & S Capitol St).

Enjoy some cornhole with a group of friends after the game. There are plenty of sets there to use and near-by places to get a beer or soda to drink while you play. There are always plenty of people and it's tons of fun. You might even meet some new friends!

Located at one end of the Half Street Fairground is a concert stage with plenty of room for dancing and picnic tables to sit at to enjoy the music while dancing the night away. If all of the picnic tables are taken, there's a party deck that overlooks this area with counter-high tables and a ledge to get a birds-eye view of all of the action.

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