Washington Nationals Tickets
Your Washington Nationals tickets will get you into the four year old National Park which is the United States' first LEED-certified green professional stadium. The state-of-the-art construction cost over $611 million and is located in Southeast Washington DC, giving fans a spectacular view of the U.S Capitol. There is seating for more than 40,000 fans in the contemporary stadium which features a glass and stone facade.
While the Washington Nationals are technically only only seven years old, the team was formerly the Montreal Expos and played in Canada from 1969 until 2004. Prior to the Expos moving to Washington DC, the city had been home to two other major league teams that went by the same name, although those teams were also often called the Senators.
When the Expos moved to Washington, the city had been without a baseball team for 33 years. The first team had moved to Minnesota in 1961 and became the Minnesota Twins and the second team went to Texas in 1972 to became the Texas Rangers. When the newest Nationals opened their first season, then-president, and former Texas Rangers owner, George W. Bush was present to throw the first pitch.
A unique fact about the Nationals is that they have never won a major league title and two of the team's best seasons were during years when a players' strike caused the baseball season to end abruptly. In both 1981 and 1994, the team was doing well and on target to make the playoffs. In fact, in 1981 they ended up in first place in the Eastern Division during the second half of the season. During the 1994 season the team was in first place by six games when the season came to a halt eight weeks early. Currently the team is just one of two teams that have never played in the World Series. All that said, you'll want to be sure to get your Washington Nationals baseball tickets for an early regular season game as you never know when another strike will occur.
Another interesting fact is that the team is the only major league baseball team that does not does not own the rights to their game broadcasts. This is due to a deal that was made with the Orioles franchise because the Orioles were concerned about how the greater DC area would handle having two major league teams. Due to unforeseen circumstances, most of the local Nationals fans were not even able to watch televised games for the first two seasons which made many wish they had bought Washington Nationals tickets.
As a way to help out the community in which they play, the team has founded the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation in order to help improve the lives of families and children in the Washington DC metropolis. In 2011, the foundation and their partners opened Miracle Field in Germantown, Maryland as a way to encourage children with physical and mental challenges to be physically active. Other projects include a pediatric diabetes center, a youth baseball program and funding other community organizations by giving out grants.
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