It seems like it's been forever since baseball was at Nationals Park
(except for that Game 5, which feels like yesterday), and now we're in the final homestretch before the team returns to town, first for an exhibition game against the Yankees Friday, March 29, at 2 pm, followed by the season opener at 1 pm on Monday, April 1.
So, once again I highlight my Visting Nationals Park
page, which I built last year to bring together links and information both about the ballpark itself and what's available and interesting outside the stadium.
For those wanting to know what's happened in the Near Capitol Ballpark River Yards (#NeCaBaRY) neighborhood since last season, my What's New and Notable
list fills in the headlines, while the Google Map of Food and Drink options
shows both the currently opened eateries and the ones coming soon.
But, for people who can't even bear to click a link
, I'll give the headlines that I know are most of interest:
There's also still Justin's Cafe, Five Guys, Subway, Potbelly, Lot 38 Espresso, McDonald's, and the Fairgrounds.
And, alas, there's also still the hole in the ground at Half and N
On the bright side, there are two new holes in the ground where work is actually underway, for new apartment buildings the Park Chelsea
at New Jersey and I and Twelve12
at 4th and M, both expected to open next year.
And the Camden South Capitol
apartments directly across South Capitol from the stadium are opening in just a few weeks.
In other words, believe it or not, good things are actually happening outside the ballpark. And it seems like good things should be happening inside the ballpark this year, too.
So bookmark the guide
and use it whenever you come down to Near Southeast/Capitol Riverfront/Navy Yard/Nats Town/#NaYa/#NeCaBaRY.