Nationals kick off 2016 postseason festivities
For the third time in five years, the Washington Nationals are headed to the Postseason. The Nationals announced today several initiatives to help build excitement for the return of October baseball to Washington, D.C., including a Postseason Ticket Scavenger Hunt throughout the city.
Various buildings and businesses throughout the area will support the Nationals leading up to the 2016 Postseason by lighting up red or displaying their Nationals pride. Participating buildings include the Newseum, the Capital Wheel, Arena Stage, 9:30 Club Tower and the National Geographic Museum.
In addition to buildings and businesses displaying support for the team, the Nationals are encouraging fans to wear red for all NLDS games at Nationals Park, an initiative the club is calling #RedAllOver.
Nationals fans are also invited to participate in the following activities around the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia region throughout the week leading up to the beginning of the NLDS:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3
- Postseason Kickoff Party: The Nationals will host a Postseason Kickoff Party at the Capital Wheel at National Harbor, Md., tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. The wheel will be lit up with a Curly W and there will be exciting activities for fans, including a Wiffle Ball home run derby, Racing Presidents photo ops, a DJ, tailgate games, giveaways and a trivia contest. The Racing Presidents will also stage a special race down the pier!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
- Postseason Ticket Scavenger Hunt: Fans who tune in to the Nationals Snapchat channel beginning today will have the chance to find Postseason tickets around the city. Through Thursday, October 6, the Nationals will reveal clues as to the whereabouts of the tickets on the team's Snapchat channel (username: 'nationals'). Hint: all locations begin with the letter 'W.'
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
- Postseason Pep Rally: The Nationals and 106.7 The Fan are partnering for a Postseason Pep Rally on Wednesday at the 106.7 studios, located at 1015 Half St. SE. The event, which will include a panel discussion and a preview of the NLDS, will be hosted by 106.7's Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier, and will take place from noon to 2:00 p.m. Nationals broadcasters and special guests are scheduled to participate. For more information, visit TheFanDC.com/events.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
- Racing Presidents Mega Market Visit: The Racing Presidents will visit the Mega Market at Welburn Square in Ballston, Va., on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to take photos with the Racing Presidents, and there will be giveaways, games and contests!
Game times for the NLDS have not been established by the league, but will be shared with fans as soon as they are available.