- Address: 1500 South Capitol Street Southeast, Washington
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 41,000
- Opened: 22 March 2008
- Main use: Baseball
- Tenants: Washington Nationals (baseball)
Extra stadium info – Nationals Park
The construction of the ballpark started in 2006 and its construction costs were $693 million. Several world famous artists performed at the stadium. The Washington Capitals won the first-ever match between two National Hockey League clubs at the Nationals Park. They defeated the Chicago Blackhawks from Illinois 3-2. 42,000 people showed up for the ice hockey game. The Washington Nationals won the first Major League Baseball match at the Nationals Park after beating the Atlanta Braves 3-2. George Walker Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch. He served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009.
The Washington Nationals
The stadium is known as the home of the Washington Nationals, the first baseball club from the District of Columbia with 100,000 followers on its main social media page. The Nationals became one of the first baseball clubs with a value of at least $1 billion. They used to play their home games at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium before they moved to the Nationals Park in 2008. The Nationals drew an average home attendance of 29,000 during their first MLB season at the Nationals Park. In 2012, the stadium’s record attendance was broken when 45,000 people showed up for a match between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals.
The World Series
In 2019, the Nationals Park hosted its first-ever World Series match. The Washington Nationals won the World Series that year after beating the Houston Astros from Texas. The 2019 World Series consisted of seven games. On 25 October 2019, the Astros won the first-ever World Series game at the Nationals Park. It attracted a crowd of 43,000. The Houston Astros also won the other two World Series matches at the Nationals Park in 2019. The Washington Nationals won all four 2019 World Series games which took place in Texas.