I know, it seems like the returning Nats were just welcomed home last week
, but that was for an exhibition! The 2012 regular season is now underway, and the first-place (really!) Nationals will play their first home game Thursday at 1:05 pm against the Cincinnati Reds, with the gates opening at 10:30 am to help handle the expected sellout crowd. And the game isn't a one-off: the team will play at home every day through Sunday, April 22, with series against the Astros and the Marlins following the four games against the Reds.
JDLand's new Visiting Nats Park page
has a whole lot of links about the stadium
and the neighborhood, but here are the main ones in bullet-point form, in case you can't bear to click through:
* Wander Around a Bit
: Talk a walk on the Anacostia Riverwalk
, now with a handy bridge not far from the 1st Base Gate that takes you directly to the Yards Park
and the Navy Yard
. And, while you're wandering--or even when you're in your seat--check out my mobile web app
that uses your phone's GPS to show you what your location looked like not too many years ago.
There will be pre-game ceremonies paying tribute to the US military, including a flyover by the 113th Wing fighter jets
. There's also an Opening Day Curly W Cap for the first 20,000 fans to enter the ballpark, and there will be additional festivities on N Street.