News Release, Washington Nationals

The Nationals head back to D.C. after a 10-game road trip for an exciting six-game homestand against the rival New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs. The fourth homestand of the season features a Trea Turner Bobblehead, the return of Bourbon and Baseball, and Law Enforcement Appreciation Days, giving Nationals fans plenty of reasons to be excited for the week ahead at Nationals Park.


Federal Workforce Day presented by Kaiser Permanente: The Nationals celebrate Federal Workforce Day by honoring our country’s federal workforce during pregame ceremonies and throughout the game. Federal employees can take advantage of special ticket discounts for ALL Nationals home games by going to

Law Enforcement Appreciation Days: The Nationals and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund invite fans to Nationals Park, ALL HOMESTAND LONG, for the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Days during National Police Week. For every ticket sold, a portion will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. For tickets and more information, visit


Trea Turner Bobblehead presented by PNC Bank: The first 25,000 fans to enter Nationals Park through ALL GATES will receive a Trea Turner Bobblehead. Fans can view exclusive video content by using the augmented reality feature on their MLB Ballpark App with each bobblehead box. Fans who watch the AR video will unlock a special deal on Trea Turner merchandise. Tickets for Wednesday’s game are available at

Bourbon and Baseball: The Washington Nationals are excited for the return of Bourbon and Baseball to Nationals Park! Back by popular demand, Bourbon and Baseball is the perfect opportunity for fans to enjoy an exclusive sampling of more than ten available whiskeys before the Nationals take on the New York Mets. Fans ages 21 and older who purchase this special ticket will receive access to an exclusive pregame bourbon tasting and a discounted game ticket. Beverage and baseball enthusiasts will not want to miss this series of events, with Scotch and Baseball and Bubbles and Baseball coming later this year. More information can be found at

Nurses Appreciation Night: On Wednesday, the Nationals invite nurses, their families and friends to join in celebrating Nurses Appreciation Night at Nationals Park. With the purchase of this special ticket, fans will receive a discounted ticket and a concession credit. For tickets and more information, visit

Base2Base: Brian Dozier’s Base2Base program invites active duty military families from area bases to come visit the second baseman for a special Nationals gameday experience. These families will meet Brian, view batting practice from the field, enjoy complimentary tickets, and receive Nats Bucks to spend at the ballpark.

Supporting the V Foundation: Earlier this season, Trea and Kristen Turner announced a season-long campaign in support of pediatric cancer research. As graduates of N.C. State University, the Turners have selected the V Foundation to support the cutting-edge cancer research funded by the namesake organization of legendary Wolfpack coach, Jim Valvano. On behalf of the Turners, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation will donate the proceeds it receives from the in-park 50|50 Raffle on May 15 to the V Foundation. A special collection of game-used Trea Turner gear will also be auctioned this week at as part of the Clubhouse Access Program, with proceeds donated to the V Foundation.


Weather Day presented by NBC4: The Nationals have partnered with NBC 4 to host students from across the D.C. area for the ninth annual Weather Day. Before the Nationals take on the New York Mets, Storm Team4’s Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer will throw out the first pitch and will conduct an interactive presentation to educate local students on the various types of weather conditions in the region and how they could affect a Nationals baseball game. Students attending Weather Day will receive a study guide and the opportunity to take part in the interactive Q&A session. For more information, please visit


Anthony’s Academy All-Stars: Anthony’s Academy All-Stars is a season-long program that gives scholar athletes from the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, where Anthony Rendon sits on the Board of Directors, the opportunity to experience a Nationals game. The group enjoys a behind-the-scenes look at team operations, a private meet and greet with Anthony, as well as special batting practice viewing and tickets complete with NatsBucks.

Apple Pay and Apple Wallet: Fans who use Apple Pay at Nationals Park concession stands will save $3 off souvenir sodas, $2 off regular hot dogs, and $1 off bottled water during all Friday games throughout the 2019 season. Fans can also store their game tickets in Apple Wallet for ANY Nationals home game for easy entrance to Nationals Park. For more information please visit


Team UP Player Visits: As part of the Washington Nationals commitment to the Washington, D.C. region, nine Nationals players will be visiting nine D.C. and Virginia youth baseball sites on Saturday morning. The visits will take place in all four quadrants of Washington, D.C., as well as Annandale and Herndon. The players will participate in Q&A sessions, pose for team photos, sign autographs and provide tips for on-field success.

Nationals YBA Graduation: On Saturday, the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy will hold its 8th-grade graduation ceremony at the Academy, followed by an on-field recognition during the pregame ceremonies at Nationals Park. During this pregame ceremony, each graduate will be presented with a customized, hooded YBA sweatshirt. For more information on the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, please visit


Youth Baseball & Softball Day presented by Inova Children’s Hospital: Sunday is the second of three Youth Baseball & Softball Days at Nationals Park. For tickets and more information, please visit

Budweiser Happy Hour Entertainment: Wednesday, May 15 – Trivia Night at Budweiser Terrace presented by Budweiser Thursday, May 16 – DJ Stylus Chris will perform at Budweiser Terrace presented by Budweiser Friday, May 17 – Lovely Rita will perform at Budweiser Terrace presented by Budweiser Saturday, May 18 – Karaoke Night at Budweiser Terrace presented by Budweiser **All performances begin two hours before first pitch

Ballpark App Special Offers: Tuesday, May 14 – Get $5 off when you spend $25 at the Stella Bar (Section 205). Wednesday, May 15 – Save 30% on tickets to midweek (Mon.-Thurs.) games in June. Thursday, May 16 – Get $25 off all jerseys at the Authentics Kiosk (Section 113), while supplies last. Friday, May 17 – Save 30% on tickets to midweek (Mon.-Thurs.) games in June. Saturday, May 18 – Save 20% on purchases made at the Section 140 Team Store. – First 150 fans to check in can claim a free pair of sunglasses presented by Coca-Cola. Sunday, May 19 – Save 30% on tickets to midweek (Mon.-Thurs.) games in June. Entire Homestand – Get a free 30-day subscription to DAZN.


Want to listen to exclusive podcasts, and see more photos, videos, and fun features about your favorite Nationals players? Want to learn more about what is happening at Nationals Park and what the team is doing in the community? Nationals fans are encouraged to check out Curly W Live, the official blog of the Washington Nationals, by visiting The Curly W Live Podcast is hosted by Communications Director Kyle Brostowitz and focuses on all things Nats. Podcasts are published every few weeks and include exclusive interviews with Nationals players, coaches, and staff. Be sure to create a Medium account and follow Curly W Live in order to receive notifications when new content is published!


Parking options for Nationals fans start at $20 and are available online at Fans are encouraged to purchase parking in advance to ensure a space in their desired zone.

Fans can also get a ride to and from the ballpark at the tap of a button by using a ride-share service. When exiting the ballpark, fans are encouraged to head to one the suggested ride-share pickup locations shown at o N St. SE and New Jersey Ave. SE o L St. SE between First St. SE and New Jersey Ave. SE o M St. SW and Half St. SW

Fans using Metro to travel to or from Nationals Park are encouraged to review the Metro schedule at

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 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

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.


Beginning with the 2019 season, backpacks may not be brought into Nationals Park except as otherwise provided in the Nationals Bag Policy. The policy was revised in order to enhance ballpark safety. Exceptions may be made for backpack diaper bags or backpacks used for ADA/medical reasons. All purses, briefcases, drawstring bags, diaper bags and soft-sided coolers that do not exceed 16”x16”x8” will still be permitted.

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.

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