Pictures of Nationals Park

Just got back from the Wednesday night 10-4 debacle loss to the Marlins. I don’t have much to say about the game, Bergmann looked strong until I went for food. Then it was 5-1. I took alot of pictures, and I know I’m a little late on the whole “what does the new stadium look like” thing, but, whatever, I thought it would be nice to post them. The stadium is beautiful inside, it’s laid out nice, the views seem great from everywhere, and the weather was great, so other than the Nats sucking, I really enjoyed it! I’m not going to have alot to write about each picture, just a basic caption below for most. Enjoy.

View of the Capitol from just out of the Metro

The Entrance from just out of the Metro

Centerfield gate

View from centerfield right by the entrance

The Pressbox is so high up

Some pretty good food choices, I still have quite a few foods on my list of things to try that I haven’t gotten to yet. Saw some guys munching on wings in the section over that looked real good. Also reports are that the cheesesteak stand makes a decent sammich.

The food at Ben’s was delicious… but you can get Ben’s Hot Dogs or Half Smokes (and Chili) all over the park at most hot dog stands.

Nice view from the LF concourse. Pretty much the entire concourse has great open views of the field, so you never feel like you are away from the game, even when you are getting food.

As you walk around the concourse, there are a couple of posters with the history of the game in DC. I think it could have been bigger, there is lots of room around that section, but its still a nice touch. The two big players at the bottom of the page are Walter Johnson on the left, and Josh Gibson on the middle-right.

View from the RF concourse.

Oh that scoreboard. It’s like my HDTV if Paul Lo Duca hooked it up with steroids.

There’s a section with batting cages and pitching cages. Looked pretty fun, I may have to play next time.

MLB The Show on Playstation 3 if you want to play. Colm loves it.

People rocking out at Guitar Hero III

The view from the Red Porch is nice, too.

The always exciting LF bullpen.

Future star Andrew Miller doing some fielding drills and soft toss in the OF before the game. Behind him stands someone who is clearly not a professional baseball player, or David Wells.

The upper level center field concourse is huge and open air. It’s real nice, and even has a Five Guys (it’s the little red sign just to the left of the big #10 in the background). The only picture I got of it was the very front, an area with another great view called the Barpen.

After a hard day of creating a new country, Jefferson and Washington are off to race their giant heads around a baseball field. It makes perfect sense to me.

And they’re off!

Jefferson wins!

Another great view, they seem to be everywhere.

A little over 23,000 is a decent but not impressive crowd.

Amezaga lines out to end the top of the 9th. Don’t worry Amezaga, everyone had left by then, so nobody saw it.

Aaaand that’s game. Oh well, maybe next time, eh?

On the way out we stopped by the team store. Nice Mt. Rushmore inside.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures of Nationals Park. I had a great time just soaking in the new stadium, and my only other observation is that the crowd was real quiet, even in the first few innings when the Nats were winning a close one. It may take some time, but a little noise from the fans would be cool.

8 Responses to Pictures of Nationals Park

  1. Lauren says:

    Great pics. You can really get an idea of what it looks like.

  2. Brian says:

    Nice pics. I was really impressed with the ballpark because it is so unique. Lots of great ideas and gimmicks and wow, what a scoreboard. The noise level was curious. There was little music being played and people weren’t that loud, even when the Nats were winning. I guess it is the start of a new season; maybe the fans need some time to get into it too.

  3. Charlie says:

    Brian, I forgot to mention that but, yes the music was a little weird. It’s almost like they haven’t figured it out yet, it never seemed to go on at the right time. Most stadiums start playing a song, pretty loud, as soon as a guy starts walking out of the dugout, and it lasts for like 5 seconds. Here, there was a very quiet song, almost after the guy got to the batter’s box, and it lasted for about 1 second. I am pretty sure it only happened for about half the ABs, too. There wasn’t the sounds/ songs that get a crowd going either, which may have helped keep crowd noise down…

  4. Dank says:

    Cant wait to go myself…looks pretty cool

  5. Colm says:

    Outstanding pictures. I think it is going to take some time and some winning seasons to make the new place rock. But I love the new place and can’t wait to be there again.

  6. meiguanxi says:

    looks good…i’d go to the next game – if i wasn’t in china that is.

    is getting to/from the stadium any better than before?

  7. Paul B says:

    cool pics dude. I was actually looking for pictures of the visitors LF Bullpen, and yours came up. By the looks of the pic, the seats seem to be set back from the barrier. Is this the case? Can you look down into the bullpen from a seated position? also, how does the barrier affect your view?
    thanks!

    • Charlie says:

      I’d have to double check but I think the seats are not set back, if so it’s only very slightly. I can’t speak to those specific seats but I’ve been all around that park several times and I’ve never seen a bad or even slightly blocked view. Those barriers are used elsewhere and they’re very unobtrusive. I’ll be sure to check out those specific seats next time I’m out there.

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