Archive: Seating/Sight Lines

Beware the Hot Seats

The heart of DC's summer is descending upon us and you might be tempted to wear shorts to the ballgame thinking you'll be more comfortable. A brief word of advice: don't. Don't even think about wearing shorts unless they reach near your knees. Let's just say 3 hours of bare...

By Washington Post staff | June 27, 2008; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (5)

A View From Section 128

So after a hiatus due to switching employers, I was unable to attend a Nationals game for a while. Okay, almost a full two months. Inexcusable, I know. Yet I remain unapologetic. I like being me. My first experience at Nationals Park was in the 400 section and the view...

By Lindsay Applebaum | June 26, 2008; 06:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

For a Clearer View, Bring Some Windex

From Tom: Our seats are seven rows back from the rail in the upper 300 section gallery level at Nats Park. To be clear, it's not really a "rail" at the front of the section, but a Plexiglas or tempered glass barrier that keeps fans from dropping drinks, food, souvenirs,...

By Amy L. Kovac | June 10, 2008; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

A 'Long Lunch' at the Ballpark

From Tom: Yes, I am a creature of habit and a bit of a baseball purist. I like to stay in or near my seat the entire game and keep score. I really don't care about the in-game entertainment or other "cute" stuff, but I understand its value -- especially...

By Amy L. Kovac | June 6, 2008; 08:39 AM ET | Comments (9)

Rain Delay Report

We skipped the game on Tuesday night, handing our tickets over to our mailman, who wears a red DC cap as he makes his rounds through the neighborhood. Here's hoping he brought his rain gear! I did get this report from a buddy who normally sits in the upper deck:...

By Jon DeNunzio | June 4, 2008; 12:39 PM ET | Comments (1)

A Presidential View

A colleague of mine from Texas, Capital D, visited me recently and, rather than conducting our business over dinner at our traditional meeting spot on Capitol Hill, he offered to pick up tickets for a ballgame at Nationals Park. Being a Texan, Capital D likes to think big -- real...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 30, 2008; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (9)

Gameday Seats

Have you tried the $5 gameday seats yet? I hadn't until Memorial Day, and now I love them. They're cheap and easy, but I found a couple more redeeming qualities in case you're still on the fence. First, if you arrive early enough you can get front row seats, which...

By Lindsay Applebaum | May 29, 2008; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (12)

Down in Front!

NatsPark features a gentle slope or angle in the seating areas. Attacks of vertigo due to a steep set of stairs to and from seats are less likely than at many other major sporting arenas. On the other hand, fans walking up and down those nicely spaced steps block the...

By Washington Post staff | May 2, 2008; 04:43 PM ET | Comments (9)

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