The news is flying fast and furious (and watch for updates):
* As noted in the comments, the west entrance of the Navy Yard station is open for business
. Here's today's press release from Metro
about the $20 million in improvements that upgraded the entrance's capacity from 5,000 to 15,000 customers an hour, along with a(nother) summary on using Metrobus and Metrorail to get to the ballpark.
* The Nationals team store
in the ground floor of the west garage at Half and N is also open for business
. Look toward the bottom of this batch of photos from yesterday
to see what the store looked like less than 24 hours ago.
* The mayor announced this morning that the ballpark is officially LEED certified
, reaching LEED silver status (33 points) thanks to items like high efficiency yield lighting, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, air-cooled chillers, recycling bins, using 20 percent recycled materials in the ballpark's construction and recycling 5,500 tons of construction waste, planting a 6,300-sq-ft green roof on top of the left-field concession building that houses Red Hot & Blue and Hard Times Cafe, and more.
* I'm not sure this has been announced (it's hard to keep track), but the Nationals web site is now offering online purchase
of parking for single games. It appears the only option as of now is Lot S (at Second and H
, just to the west of 225 Virginia Avenue) for $20. There's also the option to purchase single-game handicapped parking in Lot E at First and N for $35, but an official placard or license plate is required.