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.
4-14-14: The Washington Nationals have been mediocre over the past week, while three straight losses have dropped them from a very nice 7-2 start to 7-5, where they are nestled into second place in the NL East. The week started positively, as the Nats took care of business in a three game series sweep over the Miami Marlins. Their next three losses came in a 0-3 series loss to the Atlanta Braves, however, as Washington’s pitching gave up a combined 23 runs. Star ace Stephen Strasburg leads the team with a blistering 28 strikeouts, but still has just one win in three tries.
4-7-14: The Nats had their bats swinging right from the get go in week one, as they took down the New York Mets in emphatic fashion, winning 9-7, 5-1 and 8-2 in a sweep of their first series of the year. Things got a little tougher when the bats died down at home against the Atlanta Braves, but the Nats were at least able to prevent a sweep by taking game three, 2-1. While Stephen Strasburg has yet to earn a win in 2014, he’s been on fire through two starts, racking up 16 strikeouts, but also giving up 10 earned runs. Despite the inconsistency from their ace, the Washington Nationals are still off to a solid 4-2 start after one week.
4-1-14: The Washington Nationals couldn’t get a win in nine innings in their first game of the 2014 MLB season, so they took care of business in the 10th, instead. Shortstop Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly in the final inning to cap a wild comeback bid to give the Nats a thrilling 9-7 opening day win over the New York Mets. Facing three deficits at different points of the game, the Nationals stormed back thanks to a two-out double by Denard Span in the ninth inning.
3-27-14: The Washington Nationals jumped on the opportunity to sign Kevin Frandsen after the Philadelphia Phillies outrighted him off the team and made the infielder a free agent. Ross Ohlendorf was placed on the 60 day disabled list to make room on the Nats 40 man roster for Frandsen after he signed a Major League contract worth $900K plus incentives. This signing came on the heels of the Nats releasing infielder Jamey Carroll and pitcher Chris Young. The team had lots of interest in trades for Young before they released the former New York Met. The time is now for the Nationals as Bryce Harper has added muscle and looks to be a legitimate MVP candidate for Washington in 2014. The Nationals will look to rebound with a healthy Stephen Strasburg and make a run at a National League East division and World Series title starting on Opening Day in 2014.
3-20-14: The Washington Nationals. The Nationals are a .500 team in the Grapefruit League this season but have a 3-7 record in the last 10 games which is never encouraging if you lose closer to Opening Day. Speaking of Opening Day, in no surprise to anyone, the Nationals have named Stephen Strasburgh as their starter for game one on March 31 against the New York Mets. Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmerman will follow with a couple "TBD" to follow. The Nats are still in the midst of a fifth starter competition and have aslready assigned Jordan Detwiler to the bullpen this season. The Nats also got in a little bit of trouble with the Federal Aviation Administration after using small drone planes to take pictures of their spring training facility without permission, whoops. Bryce Harper is bulked up and ready to smash home runs this season all the way to the World Series.
3-13-14: The Washington Nationals were one of the most disappointing teams from 2013 and are looking to be vastly improved in 2014. That improvement starts in the spring and the Nats have shown their Natitude with a strong record in the Grapefruit League thus far. The Nats have a very young and exciting team with Bryce Harper bulking up like a mad man after being booted from center field and the emergence of Wilson Ramos and Anthony Rendon to go with the addition of Doug Fister in the starting rotation. The Nationals have a real shot to contend and win the National League East title and earn a berth to the World Series if the pitching of Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmerman, and company can hold down the fort.
3-5-14: Heading into the 2014 season young stud Bryce Harper has been told that he might find himself batting fifth in the nationals batting order this upcoming season. Washington manager Matt Williams said that he feels most comfortable with Bryce Harper batting fifth. It was also reported that young starting pitcher Stephen Strausburg has been working on a slider which would be a devastating combination with his already established electric fastball. The nationals also signed left-handed pitcher Mike Gonzalez to a minor-league contract which also includes an invite to their spring training facility to audition for a job with the big league roster.
1-24-14: The Nationals were able to avoid arbitration with their All-Star Pitcher Jordan Zimmermann by agreeing to terms on a 2 year $24 million but their biggest move of the offseason was trading for right handed Doug Fister. Those two moves will sure up Washingtons rotation for 2014 as they now have three great pitchers with Stephen Strasburg at the top of the rotation.
1-7-14: The Washington nationals and veteran outfielder Nate McClouth have agreed to a two year deal worth $10.7 million. McClouth will join a crowded and talented outfield and will likely be in the fourth position on the depth chart. Earlier in December the Nationals made a trade with the Oakland A's acquiring left-handed pitcher Jerry Blevins in exchange for outfielder Billy Burns. For spring-training the Washington nationals will head to Florida to compete in the grapefruit league.
12-9-13: The Washington nationals should regret shutting down there young pitcher Stephen Strasburg two years ago when the team had a chance to do some serious damage in the playoffs. A team can never know when we'll have a chance to win the division again and the nationals made that mistake and regretted it last season as they missed out on the playoffs. While still young and promising the nationals fail to season opportunity to take control of struggling division and last year the Atlanta Braves ran away with it. Don't count this team out however behind the leadership of veteran Jason Werth and the young strong right arm of Stephen Strasburg this team can be a foreign in the sides of anyone. The nationals also added right-hander Doug Fister with the trade involving the Detroit Tigers. Sister is a capable right-hander in the middle-of-the-road station.
8/21/13 - After winning the division last season the Washington nationals have had a disappointing follow-up campaign. At 61 – 64 they're 15 games back out of first place. Starting pitcher Dan Haren picked up the win last night in Chicago against the cubs in a 4-2 win. Bryce Harper recorded two hits for the nationals in that win. After facing the cubs the nationals will travel to Kansas City to face the Royals for interleague play. Stephen Strasburg is having a nice year with an ERA of 2.93. The nationals have a record of six and four in the last 10 games.
7/18/13 - The Washington Nationals have been a surprise disappointment through the first half of the season. Unable to follow up Their surprise season last year Many will question their decision to shut down Stephen Strasburg. At 48 – 47 the nationals are in second place. After the break the nationals will embark on a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Stephen Strasburg will take the mound For the first game of the series. The nationals have only scored 357 runs this season and that ranks 26th overall in the majors.
7/7/13 - Two Washington Nationals will be headed to Citi Field with the National League all-stars. Outfielder Bryce Harper was voted in by the fans and will start in his second ASG appearance. RHP Jordan Zimmermann will be making his 1st appearance in the midsummer classic.
6/12/13 - Last year was a surprisingly good year for the Washington Nationals. Winning 98 games along with a division title, the Nationals are a young team on the rise for sure. Currently in second place, behind the Braves, the Nats will square off against the Colorado Rockies and the Cleveland Indians as part of a 9 game road trip. Jordan Zimmerman is having a great year on the mound with a record of 9-3 and an ERA of just 2.00. Young star Stephen Strasburg is averaging 8.64 strikeouts per nine innings but is currently on the DL. Ian Desmond leads the team in batting average at a .277 clip.