Opening Day was nearly a week ago, but for Washington Nationals fans, the fun begins tomorrow when the Nats play their first regular season game at home against the Cincinnati Reds.
And if you like attending games, you’re in luck: they’ll be playing at home everyday for over a week in back-t0-back series against the Reds, Astros, and Marlins. Even better, among those home games are a bunch of special promotions geared especially to families. Here’s the scoop on all of them:
Family Fun Days (April 14,15, 21, 22): Purchase seats in two great sections, Upper Right Field Terrace or Outfield Reserved ($14 & $25) and receive a voucher for a hot dog, chips, and drink with each ticket.
Signature Sundays (April 15 & 22): Before every Sunday home game, around 12:15pm, select players will be available for 20 minutes to sign autographs for fans.
Kids Run the Bases (April 15 & 22): After Sunday home games, kids ages 4-12 can run the bases on the Nationals Park field, with Nats mascot Screech and the Racing Presidents coaching them on the way (there’s often some high-fives from the gang, too). A heads-up about this: Kids start lining up before the game is over, so depending on long the last inning takes, the wait could be anywhere from not so bad to patience-testing.
Kids Opening Day & Screech’s Birthday (April 22): The first 10,000 fans ages 12 and under to arrive will receive a free Zimmerman jersey.
Tickets are still available for all of the games coming up over the next couple of weeks, though very limited for tomorrow’s home opener. And this isn’t the last of the special promos; the first three programs will be repeated throughout the season. You can check on dates here, and I’ll post reminders as well.
And if taking kiddos out to the ballgame is a new experience for you, check out this post from awhile back where I discuss all that a family day at the ballpark entails.