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What's New at Nationals Park for 2016 / Photo Gallery
March 29, 2016

The annual media event put on by the Nationals to showcase the changes around the ballpark before the season gets underway. More details here.
In the Pipeline
25 M
Yards/Parcel I
Chiller Site Condos
Yards/Parcel A
1333 M St.
More Capper Apts.
Yards/DC Water site
New Marine Barracks
Nat'l Community Church
Factory 202/Yards
Thompson Hotel ('20)
West Half ('19)
Novel South Capitol ('19)
Yards/Guild Apts. ('19)
Capper/The Harlow ('19)
New DC Water HQ ('19)
Yards/Bower Condos ('19)
Virginia Ave. Tunnel ('19)
99 M ('18)
Agora ('18)
1221 Van ('18)
District Winery ('17)
Insignia on M ('17)
F1rst/Residence Inn ('17)
One Hill South ('17)
Homewood Suites ('16)
ORE 82 ('16)
The Bixby ('16)
Dock 79 ('16)
Community Center ('16)
The Brig ('16)
Park Chelsea ('16)
Yards/Arris ('16)
Hampton Inn ('15)
Southeast Blvd. ('15)
11th St. Bridges ('15)
Parc Riverside ('14)
Twelve12/Yards ('14)
Lumber Shed ('13)
Boilermaker Shops ('13)
Camden South Cap. ('13)
Canal Park ('12)
Capitol Quarter ('12)
225 Virginia/200 I ('12)
Foundry Lofts ('12)
1015 Half Street ('10)
Yards Park ('10)
Velocity Condos ('09)
Teague Park ('09)
909 New Jersey Ave. ('09)
55 M ('09)
100 M ('08)
Onyx ('08)
70/100 I ('08)
Nationals Park ('08)
Seniors Bldg Demo ('07)
400 M ('07)
Douglass Bridge Fix ('07)
US DOT HQ ('07)
20 M ('07)
Capper Seniors 1 ('06)
Capitol Hill Tower ('06)
Courtyard/Marriott ('06)
Marine Barracks ('04)
A pretty day at the ballpark, and great timing to see both the cherry blossoms and the work vehicles in bloom.    (link)
A pretty day inside the ballpark, too. Not really visible in this photo (sorry) is the safety netting, now extended to the outer ends of both dugouts.    (link)
Close up of the scoreboard, now showcasing new Official Beer Partner Budweiser.    (link)
The Red Porch and Red Loft, now renamed the Bud Light Loft and the Budweiser Brew House.    (link)
Delta Airlines is now the Official Airline and Official Private Jet Carrier for the Nationals, which brings with it sponsorship of the former Presidents' Club, now the Delta Sky360 Club.    (link)
New banners going up on the garages, with Stephen Strasburg and Ben Revere waiting to see who will be joining them.    (link)
Look! Up in the sky! It's a beard!    (link)
A new coat of Budweiser Red paint for the new Budweiser Brew House.    (link)
Speaking of Budweiser, the old Scoreboard Walk is now the Budweiser Terrace.    (link)
Hard to tell from this shot, but Shake Shack has expanded into the space formerly occupied by El Verano Taqueria. There will also now be an e-cash line at Shake Shack for Nats Plus members. Also expanding this year is Virginia Country Kitchen, which will offer its biscuits and other delicacies in Section 315 in addition to Section 113.    (link)
The aforementioned El Verano Taqueria, now a cart in Section 233.    (link)
Promotional giveaways this season include Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer No-Hitter(s) bobbleheads, and a Bryce Harper Chia Pet. There will also be Dusty Baker and fan's choice bobbleheads, Nationals sunglasses, a Racing Teddy Window Cling, and more.    (link)
There will also be theme nights again, like 80s Night, Rat Pack Night, Oktoberfest, Election Night (in September) and, of course, Star Wars Day.    (link)
And now to the food, which was showcased to the hungry media hordes in the old team store space on N Street, which is now "Center Field Social."    (link)
The team is getting into the kid's birthday party business this year, with packages available during every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday home game. There will be pizza, cupcakes, drinks, and a mascot visit in Center Field Social, along with special present for the birthday child. (No, packages aren't available for adult birthday parties.)    (link)
Did I mention that Budweiser is now the Official Beer? This means that the basic beer lineup will include Bud, Bud Light, Goose Island, Shock top, Stella Artois, and Blue Point Toasted Lager.    (link)
Top Chef contestant Mike Isabella will have two new outlets at the ballpark, including Kapnos at the Park in Section 301, which will include Greek-inspired dishes like gyros, hummus, and tzatziki.    (link)
Isabella's other operation will be Catchfly, also in Section 301 and featuring ribs, waffle fries, Nashville Hot Chicken, popcorn chicken, and more.    (link)
The Norfolk Southern Club will have On Rye, offering Jewish-style deli sandwiches, like Reubens, and also babka ice cream sandwiches.    (link)
One of two local vendors that won the team's Pitch Your Product Culinary Contest, Haute Dog and Fries will have gourmet hot dogs and hand-cut fries in Section 105.    (link)
And tots.    (link)
Pinch Dumplings was the other contest winner, and will offer its pork, beef and vegetarian options in Section 302.    (link)
The big renovation inside the park for 2016 is in the PNC Diamond Club, with a new entrance a few feet west of its old one.    (link)
The Diamond Club is now a two-story venue, with considerably more seating and bar space. This shot looks down on the showy sign and light fixtures of the first floor, along with the first floor bar, considerably extended.    (link)
Looking across the first-floor seating of the Diamond Club.    (link)
The long bar.    (link)
The additional seating on the mezzanine level.    (link)
The second floor's bar.    (link)
Diamond Club food prep space.    (link)
Also new for 2016 is a space just off the Home Plate Gate (formerly the PNC Diamond Lounge) where fans can buy a "Homeplate Tailgate Package." For $75 per person (minimum 75 people), groups can get game tickets, food, beer and wine, and of course, cornhole. Because cornhole rules everything.    (link)
The Nats also highlighted their Community Relations work, including: a Nationals STEM Education curriculum that demonstrates connections between baseball, science, and mathematics, a partnership with the DC Public Library Summer Reading Program, and a NatsPrep course for high school students for hospitality, sports promotion, and event management.    (link)
The Nationals have also donated a Nationls jersey and cap to every boy and girl playing in a DC Little League or in the Department of Parks and Rec Rookie League, in enough different styles to allow all teams to wear the donated clothes as their uniforms and saving DC Little Leagues more than $110,000.    (link)
Not completely new this year (it launched in August 2015) is the Lansinoh Nursing Mother's Lounge, adjacent to Section 223, which you may not see photos of in too many other spots because most of the media men on the tour seemed hesitant to go in.    (link)
The not-new team store was also on the tour this year because the Nats will now be operating the Main Team Store themselves, which the team says will result in better prices, broader selection and "exclusive styles." They also showed new merchandise, such as the plush Bryce Harper, and the team caps not only in colors of local schools, but with the local school's logo on the back. There will also be a new "5th & Ocean" store at Section 114 featuring merchandise for women.    (link)
The Nats are also starting a pin trading station near Section 138.    (link)
You didn't expect me to only look inside the park, did you? The view from above the grand staircase to the Anacostia River now includes the Dock 79 apartment building and the public plaza that will be built between it and Diamond Teague Park.    (link)

Event Galleries:

  • 02/05/18: Touring the 1221 Van Apartment Building
  • 01/22/18: A First Visit to Agora
  • 06/01/17: Checking Out Insignia on M
  • 04/10/17: A Photo Tour of F1rst and the Residence Inn
  • 04/03/17: Rooftop Views from 1221 Van
  • 08/18/16: A Visit to Dock 79
  • 08/11/16: Inside the New Capper Community Center
  • 06/20/16: Groundbreaking for National Association of Broadcasters HQ
  • 05/07/16: The Display Ship Barry Leaves the Navy Yard
  • 03/07/16: A Tour of Arris
  • 02/11/16: Park Chelsea's Leasing Center + One-Bedroom Models
  • 12/19/15: A First Look at the Hampton Inn
  • 11/16/15: Buffalo Wild Wings Opens on Half Street
  • 10/29/15: A Look Inside Building 202 at the Yards
  • 04/08/15: Groundbreaking for 'First'
  • 04/02/15: A Quick Tour of the Parc Riverside
  • 01/01/15: NHL 2015 Winter Classic Comes to Nationals Park
  • 12/09/14: Groundbreaking for First Phase at Florida Rock/Riverfront
  • 11/03/14: First Look Inside Harris Teeter
  • 09/18/14: First Look Inside VIDA Fitness
  • 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:


  • 03/29/16: What's New at Nationals Park for 2016
  • 2015:

  • 04/01/15: What's New at Nationals Park for 2015
  • 2014:

  • 09/28/14: Wandering the Ballpark on the Last Day of the 2014 Regular Season
  • 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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