2011 Nats FanFest is March 30

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | 2/10/2011 07:01:00 PM | , , , , , | 2 comments »

The Washington Nationals have now attached a time to the mid-week NatsFest. The Centerfield Gates will open to the public at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, however, it does not state what time the event starts or ends. Hopefully that information will be coming soon.

While die hard Nationals fans will likely have to dip into their vacation time to attend a Wednesday late afternoon NatsFest, they are thirsty for baseball and will take those few hours off on Wednesday and then more time off again the next day.  Nationals home opener is Thursday, March 31 at 1:05 p.m. hosting the Atlanta Braves.  At least with a 4pm NatFest, kids won't have to be pulled out of school two days in a row.  Most teachers and principals probably wouldn't understand.

According to the Nats website, NatsFest will feature an open practice and chance to meet the 2011 Washington Nationals (names not mentioned, however, the entire team should be there since they will all be in DC by then. I haven't seen any other details yet, however, when I do, I will gladly post them.  If you have more information, please forward to me at baseballphotosbycheryl@gmail.com.

Ticket Info: Event tickets will go on sale on March 3 at 10 a.m. ET.

Fans can now receive a FREE NatsFest ticket with a NatsFest 3-Pack which includes tickets to 3 prime games against the Giants, Phillies and Orioles.

The cost of the event is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. Season ticket holders will receive complimentary event tickets in their season ticket package. Parking will be available in Nationals Park Garages B and C, located on N Street SE between South Capitol Street and First Street.

Here is a look back at NatsFest 2010 and Winter Caravan.  Lot of photos too.
Day 1 - Hard Times Cafe in Arlington and Nyjer Morgan on Sports Fix
Day 2 - Ben's Chili Bowl
Day 3 - Season Ticket Holder Hot Stove Luncheon and Caps Game
Day 4 - Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex and White Flint Mall Signing
Day 5 - NatsFest at Nats Park - see slideshow below



And a little bit from NatsFest 2009.

Press Release:

Nationals launch 2011 season with exciting new NatsFest

For the first time ever, the Washington Nationals will host the annual NatsFest at the start of the 2011 season on Wednesday, March 30 so that more fans than ever before can celebrate the beginning of baseball alongside Nationals players, coaches and team personnel at Nationals Park. This unprecedented move will offer fans access to a fun-filled festival featuring a variety of activities that include the team's 2011 roster.

"The feedback we received from our fans this offseason convinced us to do something new, exciting and unique," Nationals Chief Operating Officer Andrew C. Feffer said. "Unlike previous years, the 2011 NatsFest will be more inclusive for all our fans and offer them opportunities to interact with their favorite Nationals. Through this event, we hope to engage our fans like never before and get them excited for what is sure to be an electrifying baseball season."

The Third Annual NatsFest will be open to fans of all ages and includes opportunities to watch the Nationals practice, enjoy a meet-and-greet with players and coaches, and much more. A full schedule of events will be available in the coming weeks.

The cost of the event is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. Season ticket holders will receive complimentary event tickets in their season ticket package. Parking will be available in Nationals Park Garages B and C, located on N Street SE between South Capitol Street and First Street.

2 comments

  1. Anonymous // February 12, 2011 at 10:46 PM  

    Why can't it be free? If the Giants can do it for free, can't a constant last place club do the same? Giants drew 40k and had to turn away people which I doubt would happen with the Nats.

  2. Cheryl Nichols // February 14, 2011 at 8:40 PM  

    I understand your point and agree, however, that is a question for the Lerner family.