Spring is here! Or well, spring is trying to be here I should say. Hopefully by May we will actually have spring weather in Washington, and what better way to celebrate the start of spring than America’s pastime? D.C. is home to the Washington Nationals, and a trip to their new stadium is worth a visit.
The Nationals are the fourth major league franchise to be based in Washington, D.C., and the first since 1971. The original Washington Senators, who were often referred to as the Nationals, played in the National League from 1891 to 1899. They were followed by a second Washington Senators franchise in 1901, a charter member of the new American League, who were officially named the Washington Nationals from 1905 to 1956. The second Senators franchise moved to Minnesota in 1961 and became the Minnesota Twins. They were replaced that season by a third Senators franchise, who eventually moved to Arlington, Texas, after the 1971 season and became the Texas Rangers.
The Nationals have several home games around the ACHA 2018 Annual Meeting. Ticket information can be found online here.
Nationals Park is located on South Capitol Street in Southeast D.C., near the Anacostia River. To get to the stadium from the host hotel, jump on the Red Metro line toward Glenmont for four stops. Change to the Green line at Gallery Place-Chinatown toward Branch Ave and exit the metro at Navy Yard-Ballpark Station. The entire journey should take about 30 minutes.