There apparently was a media tour at Nationals Park
today--check out Barry's blog
to see updated photos of the stadium. And MLB.com
has a long description of all the locales seen on the two-hour tour, including the locker room, the club lounges, and more, such as the outfield plaza, which includes the " 'Strike Zone' kids' area
, featuring games, activities, picnic tables and a baseball-themed jungle gym for children four and under. Running along the side is a series of shops, including 'Build-a-Prez
,' a shop operated by the Build-a-Bear company that will allow kids to construct their own racing president."
the Examiner's the Associated Press's piece
on the tour. And there's a second MLB.com article about the logistics of the new ballpark
, addressing issues such as acquiring parking lots and including the news that "The park will usually open 90 minutes before games -- two and a half hours before in the outfield plaza -- but on Opening Day it will open at 3:30 p.m. ET for the 8:05 p.m. game against the Atlanta Braves, giving fans extra time to walk around and see the stadium that Sunday afternoon, as well as deal with any delays that occur."