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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1675: July 20, 2021, 10:44:27 AM »
FWIW, we parked on Sunday at 28 K St. SE (between South Capital and Half) in an underground garage that we booked via Spot Hero. The reservation was from 12:05 to 5:05 for what was originally supposed to be a 1:30 PM game.  The garage is a bit difficult to get to as it's down an alleyway off of K street that isn't well marked, but the SH app had a pretty good picture of the entrance and noted that it was down an alley.  The cost was $25 which was about the lowest we found in the area.

The game ended, IIRC, at around 6:30 PM.  By then the SH app said our reservation had expired, and the app also said that the garage closed at 6 PM, so I was pretty nervous walking back to my car. When we arrived at the entrance to the building on the corner of L and Half Street, there was a security guard catching people heading toward the alley and directing them into the lobby of the building to get to the elevators.  Once we got to our car and exited, there was an attendant at the exit copying down SH numbers to allow us to exit (they don't have a QR code scanner).

All in all it was a bit stressful, but worked out well.

Previous to that, we parked at 100M (corner of M and 1st) for our last game. It was also $25. For that game, the 1st St entrance that SH directed us to use was blocked due to construction, so we had to loop around the stadium and use an alternate entrance on M.  When we got back to our car (Tuesday night game), the garage was closed, but fortunately the exit door opened for a car that was leaving as we arrived, so we walked in and headed for our car.  The attendant seemed exasperated that people were coming into the garage to retrieve their cars (IIRC, it was around 11 PM), I guess he wanted to go home.

When we exited we had to give him our Spot Hero reservation number. He then opened the door for us to leave. And as he opened it, a flood of people walked in who had been outside trying to figure out how to get back to their cars. It was a mess.

So...moral of the story, SH works but with some challenges. It might be worth the extra few dollars to park in a Nats-operated lot.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1676: July 20, 2021, 01:08:02 PM »
FWIW, we parked on Sunday at 28 K St. SE (between South Capital and Half) in an underground garage that we booked via Spot Hero. The reservation was from 12:05 to 5:05 for what was originally supposed to be a 1:30 PM game.  The garage is a bit difficult to get to as it's down an alleyway off of K street that isn't well marked, but the SH app had a pretty good picture of the entrance and noted that it was down an alley.  The cost was $25 which was about the lowest we found in the area.

The game ended, IIRC, at around 6:30 PM.  By then the SH app said our reservation had expired, and the app also said that the garage closed at 6 PM, so I was pretty nervous walking back to my car. When we arrived at the entrance to the building on the corner of L and Half Street, there was a security guard catching people heading toward the alley and directing them into the lobby of the building to get to the elevators.  Once we got to our car and exited, there was an attendant at the exit copying down SH numbers to allow us to exit (they don't have a QR code scanner).

All in all it was a bit stressful, but worked out well.

For years we parked in the garage at 1015 Half Street SE. The entrance is directly across K Street from the entrance to 28 K. It was always reasonably priced and it's easy to get in and out. Every once in a while the doors to the lobby would be locked, but there's a security guard in the lobby 24/7 who will begrudgingly get up and open the door for you.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1677: July 29, 2021, 07:19:06 PM »
Masks required indoors in the park starting tomorrow

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1678: July 29, 2021, 07:20:05 PM »
Masks required indoors in the park starting tomorrow

You mean like in the Club, but not in the seats?

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1679: July 29, 2021, 07:29:23 PM »
You mean like in the Club, but not in the seats?
I would assume that means rest rooms also.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1680: July 29, 2021, 07:30:35 PM »
You mean like in the Club, but not in the seats?

Indoor areas per Dougherty

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1681: July 29, 2021, 07:49:27 PM »
Indoor areas per Dougherty
that's the opposite of an email blast from the Nationals, but I guess this is from the mayor

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1682: July 29, 2021, 08:01:46 PM »
that's the opposite of an email blast from the Nationals, but I guess this is from the mayor

Dougherty says that masks aren't required in suites if the windows are open.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1683: July 30, 2021, 09:44:06 AM »
I would assume that means rest rooms also.

It does (per WTOP radio this morning).

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1684: August 02, 2021, 01:52:44 PM »
I know the safety at Nats Park topic got closed but here's another news story - a good samaritan stopped an armed robbery attempt near the park: https://wtop.com/dc/2021/08/passerby-tackles-armed-man-near-nats-park/

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1685: August 02, 2021, 09:03:09 PM »
Dibble - thanx for posting

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1686: September 02, 2021, 11:56:44 AM »
Zimmerman bobblehead won't be available on Friday, instead they are issuing vouchers for a pickup after 10/1

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1687: September 04, 2021, 06:39:27 PM »
Has anyone had the poutine at Medium Rare in the park? In case Exposfan87 is in this weekend. I apologize for not having a recommendation for him.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1688: October 07, 2021, 01:19:55 PM »
Since we are doing this "Jeopardy" style..."will they wear more than a sock?"

Also, The Strokes are opening - that alone is probably worth the price of admission. 

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1689: October 07, 2021, 01:56:14 PM »
Since we are doing this "Jeopardy" style..."will they wear more than a sock?"

Also, The Strokes are opening - that alone is probably worth the price of admission. 

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1690: October 29, 2021, 05:17:35 PM »
Club Section is getting a full renovation.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1691: October 29, 2021, 07:42:06 PM »
Club Section is getting a full renovation.
window dressing. Free sodas, though

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1692: November 01, 2021, 09:37:06 AM »
Club Section is getting a full renovation.
It was badly needed. I was in there a time or two in September. The carpet was filthy and the furniture was really worn out. I wonder if it all dated back to 2008.

The whole ballpark in general could use a fresh coat of paint. I wonder if we're not too many years off from the Nats demanding renovations from the District.

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Re: Nationals Park Questions
« Reply #1693: November 01, 2021, 02:33:51 PM »
And that was before the Sawks series   
It was badly needed. I was in there a time or two in September. The carpet was filthy and the furniture was really worn out.