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First Baseball Game at Nationals Park
George Washington University vs. St. Joseph's University
Part One
March 22, 2008

2,000 fans braved a chilly March day to get their first peek at not-quite-completed Nationals Park, eight days before Opening Night. Please forgive the dust particle on my lens in a bunch of the shots.

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The public using the Center Field Gate for the first time.
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Looking at the field from the Diamond Club level, with St. Joseph's on the field.
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The scoreboard, with all parts now added.
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A stitched-together panorama of the ballpark from behind home plate (see a much larger version).
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Another panorama, from the Center Field Plaza, section 106 (see a much larger version).
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Another panorama, from section 133 (see a much larger version).
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A wide-angle lens view from foul pole to foul pole (please note that distances are distorted because of the lens angle).
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Looking at the field from section 117, before the sun came out (see a wide stitched-together panorama).
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A close to actual-size view of the field from section 136.
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A peek from section 143, showing the small crowd that was allowed to attend the game.
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Tables on the PNC Diamond Club porch, above home plate.
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The Red Porch restaurant and its mate, the Red Loft bar, with a ribbon display board on top (the big baseball shown in the renderings on top of the restaurant has been scrapped).
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A first peek at the bar on the ground level of the Red Porch, facing the Center Field Plaza.
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The backside of the Red Porch, seen from the Center Field Plaza.
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Lines will be long at the Red Hot & Blue and Hard Times Cafe windows behind left-center field (the western garage is at rear).
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Although many of the concessions weren't operating yet, the ones that were drew a decent business.
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One of the concession kiosks on the field side of the main concourse.
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More small concession stands, and the wide-open main concourse.
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Fans looking at the field from the Center Field Plaza (sections 102 and 103).
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The cherry blossom trees in left-center field, which need to get a move on to be blooming soon.
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See Additional GW Game Photos

Event Galleries:

  • 06/09/14: Touring the Under-Construction Park Chelsea
  • 06/02/14: First Look Inside Twelve12
  • 03/05/14: Groundbreaking for the Lofts at Capitol Quarter
  • 12/16/13: A Sneak Peek Inside Agua 301
  • 11/11/13: A Smattering of Progress Photos
  • 11/10/13: Inside Bluejacket Brewery at the Boilermaker Shops
  • 05/26/13: Random Photos from a Gorgeous Day
  • 05/26/13: 11th Street Local Bridge/Riverwalk Landing Progress
  • 05/26/13: Freeway Flyover Demolition/Southeast Blvd. Construction
  • 03/28/13: Inside Gordon Biersch
  • 01/27/13: 11th Street Bridges Project Progress Photos
  • 11/16/12: Canal Park Opening Day
  • 11/16/12: Canal Park Opening Day - Speeches and Ice Rink Ribbon Cutting
  • 11/16/12: Canal Park Opening Night
  • 09/14/12: A Trip Around the 11th Street Bridges Project
  • 09/06/12: Boilermaker Shops Interiors
  • 07/30/12: Canal Park Progress Photos from Above and Inside
  • 06/26/12: Inside the Trash Transfer Station: Exteriors
  • 06/26/12: Inside the Trash Transfer Station: Interiors
  • 05/19/12: Changes Along 11th Street SE
  • 04/11/12: Fairgrounds Interior Shots
  • 04/03/12: Fairgrounds Exterior Shots
  • 01/25/12: Foundry Lofts Nearly Finished
  • 01/08/12: Early 2012 11th Street Bridges Project Photos
  • 01/08/12: Random Images From Along and Across the Anacostia River
  • 12/22/11: Lot 38 Espresso Grand Opening (+1 Day)
  • 11/25/11: Yards/Teague Connector Bridge Sunny Day Reshoot
  • 11/22/11: Yards/Teague Connector Bridge Opening
  • 11/01/11: Foundry Lofts Construction Progress
  • 10/10/11: Progress on the New 11th Street Bridges
  • 10/07/11: New Southbound DC 295 Flyover Bridge
  • 04/30/11: A Few Shots Worth Capturing
  • 04/23/11: Little Updates from the Yards Park
  • 02/15/11: Kick-Off to Renovation of 225 Virginia/200 I
  • 10/16/10: Early Fall Late Afternoon at the Yards Park
  • 09/24/10: Nighttime at the Yards Park
  • 09/07/10: Yards Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • 08/31/10: Canal Park Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • 08/27/10: Yards Park Near Completion
  • 05/25/10: Yards Park Construction Progress
  • 04/10/10: An Early Spring Boat Cruise on the Anacostia
  • 03/01/10: Yards Park Construction Photos
  • 02/25/10: Trapeze School Pre-Opening
  • 02/07/10: Blizzard of 2010
  • 10/11/09: The Chair on the Fence
  • 09/29/09: Assorted River and Ballpark Photos at the End of the Second Season
  • 08/27/09: Diamond Teague Park and Piers
  • 08/26/09: Capitol Quarter Ribbon Cutting
  • 05/29/09: Artomatic 2009 Kickoff
  • 05/28/09: Groundbreaking for the Park at the Yards
  • 11/15/08: Second Anacostia Waterfront Community Information Fair
  • 10/29/08: Announcement of Public-Private Partnership for the Waterfront Park at The Yards
  • 08/23/08: Anacostia Community Boathouse Youth River Sports Day
  • 03/12/08: Frederick Douglass Bridge Rededication
  • 10/03/07: Groundbreaking at the Yards
  • 10/22/07: Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District Kickoff Ceremony
  • 07/06/07: JPI/Capitol Yards Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • 06/26/07: Capitol Quarter Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • Ballpark Event Photo Galleries:

    2012:

  • 04/12/12: Nationals 2012 Home Opener/Opening Ceremonies
  • 04/12/12: 2012 Nationals Home Opener
  • 03/26/12: The *Other* Nats Park (Spring Training 2012)
  • 03/26/12: Nats vs. Astros at Spring Training
  • 2011:

  • 06/14/11: An Evening at Nats Park
  • 06/13/11: First Look at New Nationals Park Concessions
  • 03/31/11: 2011 Opening Day at Nationals Park
  • 03/30/11: 2011 NatsFest
  • 2010:

  • 12/11/10: New Baseball Art on Stadium Garages
  • 09/23/10: A Stan Kasten Photo Gallery
  • 04/05/10: President Obama Throws Out the First Pitch at Nationals Park
  • 04/05/10: Opening Day 2010 at Nationals Park
  • 03/31/10: Pre-Opening Day Ballpark Media Tour
  • 2009:

  • 09/29/09: Assorted River and Ballpark Photos at the End of the Second Season
  • 07/09/09: Preparations for Elton John and Billy Joel
  • 05/15/09: Opening Night at the Bullpen Beer Garden
  • 04/13/09: 2009 Opening Day at Nationals Park
  • 04/03/09: What's New at Nationals Park 2009
  • 02/13/09: Diamond Teague Park Groundbreaking
  • 01/25/09: 2009 NatsFest
  • 2008:

  • 06/05/08: Nighttime at Nationals Park (Outside and Inside)
  • 05/06/08: A Visit to the Nationals Park Infield
  • 05/04/08: Nationals Park in Early May (Including Kids Running the Bases)
  • Scenes from the Inaugural Season at Nationals Park
  • 04/12/08: Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Neighborhood Initiative Announcement
  • 03/30/08: Opening Night at Nationals Park - Before the Game
  • 03/29/08: First Major League Exhibition Game at Nationals Park--Part Three (Around the Ballpark)
  • 03/29/08: First Major League Exhibition Game at Nationals Park--Part Two (Pre-Game Ceremonies)
  • 03/29/08: First Major League Exhibition Game at Nationals Park--Part One (Arrival/Batting Practice)
  • 03/28/08: First Batting Practice at Nationals Park
  • 03/27/08: Nationals First Visit to Completed Nationals Park
  • 03/27/08: Media Tour--Strike Zone and Concession Photos
  • 03/27/08: Media Tour--Interior Photos
  • 03/22/08: First Ballgame at Nationals Park (GW vs. St. Joseph's) - Part Two
  • 03/22/08: First Ballgame at Nationals Park (GW vs. St. Joseph's) - Part One
  • 03/19/08: Nighttime Visit to the Ballpark
  • 03/19/08: Stan Kasten Rides the Metro to Nationals Park
  • 03/06/08: Nationals Ballpark Cherry Blossom Tree Planting
  • 03/04/08: Nationals Ballpark Home Plate Installation and Video Board Unveiling
  • 2007:

  • 11/13/07: Nationals Ballpark Construction Media Tour - Unveiling of the Turf
  • 09/01/07: A Visit to Nationals Park
  • 07/11/07: Nationals Ballpark Topping Out
  • 03/26/07: Nationals Ballpark Construction Media Tour
  • 2006:

  • 10/11/06: Nationals Ballpark Construction Media Tour
  • 05/04/06: Nationals Ballpark Ceremonial Groundbreaking



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