A huge Christmas display is lighting up the Washington Nationals baseball stadium in the nation’s capital through Dec. 29. Some two and a half million Christmas lights, a 30 meter high artificial Christmas tree, and an ice skating trail have turned the stadium into a glowing winter wonderland. Read more and watch video here. Learn more details here.
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The annual Congressional Baseball Game for charity will take place on June 14 at 7:05pm at National Park, home of the Washington Nationals. Learn more here and here. Visit Facebook page here. Visit Twitter page here. U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot during a practice for the game last year, plans to take the field. Read more here.
According to the District of Columbia’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer, the bonds used to build decade-old Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals, could be paid off as soon as 2026, a decade earlier than required. Read more here.
Lawmakers went forward and played the annual Congressional Baseball Game Thursday night at Nationals Stadium after a gunman opened fire on congressional Republicans practicing in Northern Virginia early Wednesday morning. Read more and watch game here. Talking less acrimony here. Watch disturbing video of shooting here.
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt will team up for four shows at various baseball stadiums around the country, beginning with his debut at Washington’s Nationals Park on July 14 and continuing with a return to Chicago’s Wrigley Field, a stop in San Francisco at AT&T Park and a finale close to home at Boston’s Fenway Park. Read more here and here.
Building permits have been approved for three of the four buildings slated for the Ballpark Square development near Nationals Park, including a two-story retail building, a 13-story apartment building, and a 12-story hotel. A 235,000-square-foot office building is also on its way and could be permitted soon. Read more here. View aerial rendering here.
College football bowls games will take center stage today, but don’t forget the National Hockey League’s 2015 Winter Classic at Nationals Park. The Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals will face off in the outdoor game starting at 1:00 p.m. EST on NBC. Get more information here. View Nationals Park makeover here.
In a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Nationals Park’s views of D.C. Read more and view photos here.
The Washington National Opera is presenting a free, live simulcast of its new production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” this weekend at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals. This is the sixth year the company has offered “Opera in the Outfield” at Nationals Park. The event is free and draws thousands of people each year. Read more here.
RollCall.com is reporting that Republican coach Roger Williams of Texas and Democratic manager Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania are forming the first-ever Congressional Baseball Caucus “with the idea being to take the edge off the tension that we have every day” by talking sports, sharing baseball stories and maybe having “hot Continue reading
As most already know, a gunman killed a dozen people at the Washington Navy Yard near Nationals Park on Monday. The Washington Nationals postponed their game against the Atlanta Braves last night and will play a double header Tuesday. Read more here. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.
In case you missed it, a light tower in right field at Nationals Park caught fire Thursday night in the 11th inning of a game between the Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks. Nobody was hurt, and the game was not delayed. Read more and watch video here. Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.
Dan Malouff, a professional transportation planner for the Arlington County Department of Transportation, has posted photos of his ferry trip aboard an American River Taxi from Washington Harbor to the ferry docks at Diamond Teague Park near Nationals Park. Looks like a great way to travel to a game. Read more here.
The Washington Nationals have unveiled a massive new 8-pound menu item at Nationals Park called the “StrasBurger,” named after pitcher Stephen Strasburg. View photo here. Read more here about the new burger and other famous food items around the Majors. The Nationals are not the first to venture down the Strasburger path, as restaurants around the D.C. area have come up with their Continue reading
The Washington, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities apparently commissioned local sulptor/artist Thomas Sayre to design giant silver baseballs that were installed on Friday at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals. Read more and view photo here.
The Democrats slammed the Republicans 13-5 with a nine-run 6th inning rally at the 49th Annual Congressional Baseball Game on Tuesday at Nationals Park, home of the MLB Washington Nationals. The usually well-attended game is played each year for fun and charity. Read more and watch video here.