Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights
Last chance to secure 2012 pricing for Season and Mini Plans
By / MLB.com
The 2012 National League East Champion Washington Nationals invite fans to celebrate the return of the national pastime to the Nation's Capital throughout the first homestand of the 2013 season. While advance tickets for Opening Day are sold out, fans can purchase tickets and enjoy promotional giveaways and exciting activities when the Nationals take on the New York Yankees, Miami Marlins, Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29
•Exhibition Game Presented by Heineken Light: In preparation for the season ahead, the Nationals will face the New York Yankees in a preseason exhibition game at 2:05 p.m. Great seats are still available and can be purchased at nationals.com/tickets or by calling 202.675.NATS(6287).
•Heineken Red Star Lounge: To celebrate the new STAR longneck bottle, Heineken will host the Red Star Lounge and bar in the Center Field Picnic Area, a go-to destination for fans 21 and older. The lounge will be open from 11:30 a.m. until the end of the seventh inning. In addition, Heineken Light brand ambassadors will distribute coupons good for $2 off the purchase of a Heineken Light at the Red Star Lounge and other concession locations throughout the ballpark.
•2013 Schedule Magnet Giveaway: The first 20,000 fans to enter Nationals Park through Center Field Gate will receive a 2013 schedule magnet.
MONDAY, APRIL 1
•Opening Day: The Nationals will commemorate Opening Day and the start of the 2013 season when the team hosts the Miami Marlins at 1:05 p.m. on Monday, April 1. The first 20,000 fans to enter the ballpark through Center Field Gate will receive an Opening Day Cap presented by GEICO. Nationals fans are encouraged to show their NATITUDE by wearing red and plenty of Curly Ws!
Emceed by Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster and CBS News James Brown, the Opening Day pregame ceremonies will include:
◦Ceremonial First Pitch thrown by former Staff Sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha
◦Game Ball delivery by Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
◦Lineup Card delivery by D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray
◦National Anthem and America the Beautiful performed by the U.S. Army Chorus Quartet
◦A giant American flag unfurled by members of the D.C. Air National Guard and the D.C. National Guard in the outfield
◦Starting Nine featuring children of deployed service members
◦Play Ball announcement made by Winthrop Roosevelt, great-great grandson of Theodore Roosevelt
◦2012 National League Awards Ceremony
◦N Street festivities will include balloons and fire trucks adorned with a giant American flag
◦The Nationals drumline will perform outside Center Field Gate
◦The Kids Zone will feature caricature artists, face painters and a sign-making station
◦"Scott's New Band" will perform at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk
Advance tickets to attend Opening Day are sold out, but fans can still purchase Standing Room Only tickets for $20 at nationals.com/tickets, or at the Nationals Park Box Office, while supplies last. Additionally, approximately 400 Grandstand seats will be available for $15 at the Main Box Office starting at 10:30 a.m. on the day of the game.* Fans are encouraged to arrive earlier than normal in order to enjoy Opening Day festivities.