Architects: HOK Sport, Devrouax & Purnell Architects/Planners Nationals Park
In Dec. 2004, DC and MLB agreed to a public financing package to build a 41,888-seat baseball stadium, allowing the former Expos to move to DC. In Feb. 2006 the DC City Council capped the city's expenditures on the project at $611 million, though land acquisition and other costs eventually drove the price tag to $693 million. The stadium, dubbed Nationals Park until naming rights have been awarded, opened officially on March 30, 2008, when the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2.
Nationals Home Page | DC Sports and Entertainment Commission | DCBallpark.com
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The Presidents Club

The Presidents Club is the private restaraunt and bar for the big-ticket holders directly behind home plate. Lighting made getting good photos a bit difficult, but here's the bar that greets patrons when they arrive from the doors behind home plate. (4/5/08)



Tables in the Presidents Club. (Fun pendant lights!) (4/5/08)


The entrance off of the elevators by the Home Plate Gate. (4/11/08)



The Diamond Club

In 2010 the Nationals unveiled a redesigned PNC Diamond Club, ditching the sports bar feel for a sleeker look.
Here is the new bar. (3/31/10)

Lounging area. (3/31/10)

Tables, and the doors to the field. (3/31/10)

The club's entrance. (3/31/10)

Original Diamond Club Design, 2008-2009:

The Diamond Club is for the ritzy-but-not-quite-as-ritzy-as-behind-home-plate club-level ticket holders, and has much more of a sports bar feel. (3/27/08)

Note the dividers filled with Louisville Slugger bats. (2/23/08)

A close-up of the wall behind the bar, which shows the score of the 1924 World Series, the only championship won by the Washington Senators. (3/27/08)

The view of the field from inside the club. (3/27/08)


Stars and Stripes Club

On the south side of the ballpark is the Stars and Stripes Club, a two-story glass-walled lounge for club-level ticket holders. This is a wide view of the space. (4/11/08)



A wall of Senators memorabilia. (4/11/08)


The bar that sits by the entrance to the stands. (4/11/08)


The lounge's huge windows provide an amazing view of Southwest and the Douglass Bridge. (4/11/08)

Another view of a great vista on an ugly day; this is seen from the second floor of the lounge. (2/23/08)


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