Washington Nationals tickets have been available for purchase since 2005. The
current franchise is the third Major League Baseball franchise to represent the nation's
The first two franchises played in Washington D.C. from 1901 to 1960 and from 1961 to 1972. Both of these previous franchises
were members of the American League. The current franchise, a member of the National
League, began play as the Montreal Expos in 1969 and was the first Major League franchise to play
a regular season based outside of the United States. While based in Montreal, fans cheered
on such stars as Rusty Staub, Andre Dawson, Pedro Martinez, Gary Carter, and Tim Raines. Major League
Baseball took over the financially struggling Expos and moved it to Washington D.C. after the 2004 season.
Washington Nationals tickets became a very much sought-after commodity. Led by manager
Frank Robinson, the Nationals got off to an impressive start in the 2005 season. Brad
Wilkerson, the first player to bat for the Nats, responded with the first single for the new
team. The home opener for the newly located franchise was played on April 14, 2005. There
were 45,596 holders of Washington Nationals tickets in attendance. Since 2005, the team
has been building a solid organization, putting together a solid core of young players to
represent the nation's capitol for years to come.
Led by Davey Johnson, the performance of current players
such as Ian Desmond, Jesus Flores, Steven Strasburg, and Bryce Harper, hope to inspire sales of Washington
Nationals tickets for years to come.
In their last seasons in Montreal, the Expos had very low
fan attendance drawing far less than 1 million per season at poorly maintained Olympic Stadium. When the team relocated in 2005,
Washington Nationals tickets were sold for games played at RFK Stadium. This was the
facility where the second American League Washington Senators franchise played before
leaving for Arlington Texas after the 1971 season.
The Nats played at RFK Stadium for three seasons while awaiting a new stadium to be built.
On March 30, 2008, the Nationals hosted the Atlanta Braves for their first ever regular season game
at Nationals Park. The new stadium seats 41,546 holders of Washington Nationals tickets.
Nationals Park offers a panoramic view of many of the area's landmarks. The stadium also
features state of the art audio and video technology. Handicap accessibility ensures that
every holder of Washington Nationals tickets will have the maximum enjoyable baseball
experience. Since moving to Washington D.C., there has been no fewer than 1.8 million
Washington Nationals tickets sold for a single season.
In baseball's triumphant return to the nation's capitol in 2005, there were almost 2.7 million
fans in attendance to witness, in person, the national pastime. And thanks to interleague
play, interest is heightened with a natural rivalry against the American League Baltimore
Orioles. This gives fans from Baltimore an interest in buying Washington Nationals tickets.
So whether you have interest in the Beltway Series, or are a hardcore baseball fan, check out the exciting play of the Washington Nationals.