Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. Miami Marlins (September 17-20), Baltimore Orioles (September 21-23), Philadelphia Phillies (September 25-27), & Cincinnati Reds (September 28)

Throughout the month of September, the Washington Nationals will celebrate their loyal fans as part of Fan Appreciation Month. Fans will have the opportunity to win various prizes during home games such as Nationals merchandise, authenticated items from Nationals players, NatsBucks and giveaways from the team's corporate partners.

To cap off the 10-Year Anniversary season, the Nationals are announcing a special "Buy One, Get One" ticket offer to fans who attended a game at RFK Stadium during the Nationals' 2005 Inaugural Season. To redeem, fans can either bring a photo taken of them at RFK Stadium during the Nationals' 2005 season - or a photo of their keepsake Inaugural Game ticket (or the actual ticket) - to the Nationals Park Box Office. Both printed photos and cell phone images will be accepted. This offer will begin on September 17 and is only available at the Nationals Park Box Office. The maximum number of free tickets per customer is two (buy two, get two free). Maximum one game per customer.


Hispanic Heritage Day: The Nationals will honor the contributions of the Hispanic community to baseball and society by hosting Hispanic-themed entertainment throughout the evening. The radio station El Zol 107.9 FM will have DJ Solido at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk before the game. The event will include Hispanic music, trivia contests and prizes, as well as a pregame flag presentation featuring Nationals players with their respective home country's flags. Throughout the game, fans can also enjoy video tributes that honor Hispanic athletes who have made significant contributions to baseball. Pregame ceremonies will include:

  • The Star-Spangled Banner performed by Nicholas Rodriguez from the Arena Stage Production of "Destiny of Desire"
  • U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., also known as "8th and I", will present our nation's colors
  • Lineup card delivery by Pedro Biaggi, morning show host for El Zol 107.9 FM
  • Starting lineup tunnel featuring El Zol on-air contest winners and guests

Roberto Clemente Award Ceremony: The Nationals will honor Denard Span for his ongoing commitment to single-parent families as the team's nominee for the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award in a pregame ceremony. MLB's Roberto Clemente Award recognizes the player who best represents the game of baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions, both on and off the field. Span is one of 30 club nominees eligible to win the league-wide Roberto Clemente Award. During pregame ceremonies on Thursday, Span's guest and past Span's Fans participant Drew Jackson will be accepting the award on Span's behalf.


Military Branch Days Delivered by UPS - U.S. Air Force Day: The Nationals will honor the U.S. Air Force with a patriotic-themed game on Friday, September 18. This will be the season's fifth and final Military Branch Day Delivered by UPS. Senior leaders and other representatives from the U.S. Air Force will participate in the pregame ceremony and be the Nationals special guests for the Salute to Service. Pregame ceremonies will include:

  • U.S. Air Force Band Max Impact will be performing in Center Field Plaza pregame
  • General Lori Robinson will administer the Delayed Enlistment Program swearing-in ceremony
  • Game ball delivery by the Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force
  • Lineup card delivery by Kip Hollar, UPS Supervisor
  • Ceremonial first pitch by General Mark Welsh, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force
  • The Star-Spangled Banner and God Bless America performed by the U.S. Air Force Band, Singing Sergeants
  • Airman First Class Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler will be at Nationals Park to participate in the pregame ceremony. Spencer and Anthony, alongside Army Spc. Alek Skarlatos of the Oregon National Guard, stopped a gunman from opening fire on unarmed civilians in France last month. Spencer and Anthony will also be honored as part of the in-game Salute to Service at the end of the third inning.

POW Chair of Honor Dedication Ceremony: In coordination with the Vietnam Veterans of America, a Chair of Honor will be dedicated at Nationals Park during the pregame ceremony. Located in Center Field Plaza directly under the flag pole, the Chair of Honor is dedicated to military personnel taken as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action. This unoccupied, reserved seat will serve as a visual reminder of the brave men and women who have not yet come home, and to the sacrifices they made while serving this country.

Ian's Academy All-Stars: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond will once again invite a group of scholar-athletes from the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy - where Ian sits on the Board of Directors - to Nationals Park for an opportunity to enjoy a game. As part of this season-long program, the group will enjoy a private meet and greet with Ian, special batting practice viewing, tickets to the game and NatsBucks. For more information on the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, visit nationalsacademy.org.


Faith Day at Nationals Park: Celebrate Faith Day with the Nationals after they take on the Miami Marlins. In addition to players' personal testimonies, there will be postgame performances from choirs and ensembles from around the D.C., Maryland and Virginia region. From now until September 19, $5 from every ticket sold through nationals.com/faith will help benefit The House DC, a Southeast D.C.-based 501(c)(3) that aims to transform and empower the lives of inner city youth and their families.

Heart and Hustle Award Ceremony honoring Ian Desmond: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will recognize Ian Desmond as the Washington Nationals' 2015 Heart and Hustle Award winner. The award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game. The Heart and Hustle Award is the only award in Major League Baseball that is voted on by former players.

McDonald's Smoothie Sampling: As fans enter the ballpark on Saturday, McDonald's will provide complimentary samples of smoothies outside Center Field Gate on N Street SE. Available while supplies last.

MLBPAA Clinic: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association is conducting a clinic at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. Children between the ages of 8-14 of various skill levels participate in the free clinics, which include on-field instruction from former Major League players, along with opportunities for autographs. Saturday's clinic will run from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Registration is not open to the public.


Judy Collins at Nationals Park: GRAMMY Award-winning singer Judy Collins will sing the national anthem and God Bless America.

Scout Day #4: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Cub Scouts, Daisies, Eagle Scouts and other groups from across the region are invited to Nationals Park for the season's fourth and final Scout Day. All scouts who purchase Scout Day tickets will receive a commemorative Nationals Scout Patch. For more information and tickets, visit nationals.com/groups.

Me and a Friend Program: In partnership with SAIC and USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, this program recognizes the challenges that military children face as they regularly relocate due to their parents' military assignments. The Nationals provide tickets to children of active duty service members, giving them the opportunity to use the tickets to connect with peers and help make new friends.


Calvin Coolidge Bobblehead Presented by the White House Historical Association: In partnership with the White House Historical Association, the Nationals will be giving away a Calvin Coolidge bobblehead to the first 25,000 fans who enter the ballpark through ALL GATES. Calvin is a visiting Racing President who was introduced earlier this season. Fans will also have the opportunity to receive an additional Calvin bobblehead with the purchase of the 2015 White House Christmas Ornament, which honors President Calvin Coolidge. This offer will only be available at the Nationals Main Team Store in Center Field Plaza, beginning Monday after gates open and continuing until September 28, while supplies last.

José Andrés' PEPE Food Truck at Nationals Park: Fans can enjoy delicious, Spanish-inspired sandwiches and seasonal soups from PEPE Food Truck by José Andrés at Nationals Park. The Nationals recently partnered with ThinkFoodGroup to bring PEPE Food Truck to select games throughout the season. Fans can find the truck stationed inside the ballpark near the Right Field Gate during the entire series against the Orioles, starting Monday and continuing through Wednesday.


Jordan Zimmermann Bobblehead: As part of the celebration of the team's 10-Year Anniversary, the first 25,000 fans to enter Nationals Park through ALL GATES will receive a Jordan Zimmermann bobblehead. The bobblehead commemorates Zimmermann's September 2014 no-hitter and is the fifth and final "Great Moments in Nationals History" bobblehead. Fans will also have the opportunity to receive an additional Zimmermann bobblehead with the purchase of a Zimmermann jersey or T-shirt. This offer will only be available at the Nationals Main Team Store in Center Field Plaza on Friday after gates open, while supplies last.

DECA Day: The Nationals welcome members of local area DECA chapters and their coordinators to our third annual DECA Day at Nationals Park. Attendees will enjoy an educational presentation with members of the Nationals front office and learn about what it takes to run a major sports organization. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit nationals.com/groups


Pups in the Park #6: Nationals fans and their canine friends are invited to the sixth and final 2015 Pups in the Park event. Fans and their dogs will enjoy a designated Pup Zone in the Family Picnic Area featuring pet sitters and representatives from the Washington Humane Society and Fetch! Pet Care. All proceeds from dog tickets benefit the Washington Humane Society. This event is sold out.


Nationals Gloves Presented by Coca-Cola: The first 25,000 fans to enter the ballpark through ALL GATES will receive Nationals gloves presented by Coca-Cola.

Jerseys Off Their Backs: Fans will have the opportunity to win authenticated game-worn, autographed jerseys right off the backs of Nationals players as part of the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation's annual Jerseys Off Their Backs fundraiser. From Thursday, September 17 to Sunday, September 27, fans can purchase $5 raffle tickets in Center Field Plaza or from roving ticket sellers for the chance to win one of 25 jerseys. Winners will be announced during the game on Sunday, September 27. Participants do not need to be present to win. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Dream Foundation. Visit nationals.com/jerseys for more information. Additionally, certain players' jerseys will be auctioned off online. The auction will run from September 16, starting at noon, through September 24, ending at 8 p.m. Visit nationals.com/auction for more information.

Yoga in the Outfield: Back by popular demand, Yoga in the Outfield is returning to Nationals Park for the second time in 2015. With a special ticket purchase, fans will receive a one-of-a-kind Nationals yoga mat and have the opportunity to participate in a 45-minute yoga class on the outfield grass led by instructors from VIDA Fitness following Sunday's game. The class will occur immediately after Kids Run the Bases. For more information and tickets, visit nationals.com/yoga.

Me and a Friend Program: In partnership with SAIC and USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, this program recognizes the challenges that military children face as they regularly relocate due to their parents' military assignments. The Nationals provide tickets to children of active duty service members, giving them the opportunity to use the tickets to connect with peers and help make new friends.


Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds: The postponed July 8 game against the Cincinnati Reds has been rescheduled to begin at 3:05 p.m. on Monday, September 28. More information can be found at nationals.com/postpone.


Visit nationals.com/waytogo for information on parking and additional routes to Nationals Park. To receive up-to-date WMATA service notifications on a mobile device, fans are encouraged to register for Alert DC at http://hsema.dc.gov/page/alertdc.

Pope Francis' Visit to Washington, D.C.:

Delays and closures surrounding the papal visit are expected to be significant. The Nationals are reminding fans to allow plenty of extra time when traveling to and from Nationals Park. To help shorten commute times, Metro will operate at near-rush hour capacity throughout the day on the Wednesday and Thursday of the papal visit, and DDOT has released a series of alternate routes that fans can use to avoid road closures that will be in effect during that time.

Fans are encouraged to allow plenty of extra time when getting to their seat due to the MLB-mandated use of metal detectors. All guests must pass through a form of metal detection to enter the ballpark. Guests who don't wish to walk through a metal detector will have the option of being screened with a handheld metal detector. Fans traveling to the ballpark should be aware that there are numerous new construction projects underway in the surrounding area. To ensure safe crossings, please be mindful of signage and directions given by public safety officers. For game tickets and more information, call 202.675.NATS(6287) or nationals.com/tickets.