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2021 Health and Safety Measures

In accordance with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s guidance, the below guidance outlines our new protocols within Nationals Park . The health & safety of our fans will remain our top priority as an organization, and our close collaboration with health experts and the Government of the District Columbia to maintain a safe ballpark environment will continue.

All ticketed fans will be required to wear an approved face covering at all times when in an indoor area at Nationals Park, regardless of vaccination status, unless they are actively eating or drinking.

If you are entering any indoor space at Nationals Park (including but not limited to, restaurant, retail store, bathrooms, clubs, elevators, stairwells, corridors, conference rooms, offices, first aid, sensory room and nursing mothers lounge) you must wear a mask unless you are actively eating or drinking.

If you are ticketed into a suite at Nationals Park and you elect to have your suite glass closed you must wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking. If you request to have your suite glass open, you do not need to wear a mask if you are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated fans – meaning you are two weeks past your final shot.

Those who do not comply with the mandatory face covering policy will receive a verbal warning followed by potential removal from the ballpark. The safety of our guests is our priority and adherence to the new health and safety policies is non-negotiable.

For fans who are not fully vaccinated, face coverings are required everywhere at Nationals Park and may only be temporarily removed when guests are ACTIVELY eating or drinking within their assigned seating pods. Fully vaccinated fans - meaning you are two weeks past your final shot.

For those required to wear face coverings, they must adequately cover both your nose and mouth.

Permitted face coverings: KN95, N95, Cloth, Surgical/3-Ply and Face Shield (only when accompanied by another approved face covering)

Not Permitted: Bandana, Gaiter and any face covering with an exhalation valve

Children who are age two and older who are unvaccinated must wear a face covering.

We thank you for your patience and understanding in following these guidelines during this unprecedented time. Welcome home, fans.

Before the Ballpark

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Ballpark Entry

  • Guests must enter the ballpark according to the color-coded gate location listed on their ticket
  • Directional and color-coded signage will be located outside of the ballpark to assist in locating the appropriate gate
  • All ballpark gates will open 90 minutes prior to first pitch and all parking garages will open two (2) and a half hours prior to first pitch
  • Guests that require an ADA-compatible entry may enter at any ADA-compliant entrance, even if it does not match the color on their ticket

Ballpark Exit

  • Guests must exit the ballpark through the same gate they entered
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  • No backpacks are permitted within Nationals Park. Bags are permitted inside, as long as they are smaller than 16 x 16 x 8, with the exception of diaper bags and medically necessary bags.
  • Approved bags will be opened and inspected by our security staff.
  • Unapproved bags may be stored in a Binbox locker located outside of Right Field Gate for $10-$12 per locker
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  • For complete information on our 2021 ticketing policies, including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit nationals.com/2021ticketinfo
  • Single game tickets may be purchased by visiting nationals.com/tickets2021 or other online marketplaces
  • Season Plans may be purchased by visiting nationals.com/ticketfinder
  • Group tickets are on sale now – please contact groupsales@nationals.com for more information
  • All tickets will be delivered digitally through the MLB Ballpark app
  • Each ticket is color-coded to direct guests to enter and exit the ballpark at an assigned gate closest to their seating section
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  • All ticketed fans will be required to wear an approved face covering at all times when in an indoor area at Nationals Park, regardless of vaccination status, unless they are actively eating or drinking.
  • If you are entering any indoor space at Nationals Park (including but not limited to, restaurant, retail store, bathrooms, clubs, elevators, stairwells, corridors, conference rooms, offices, first aid, sensory room and nursing mothers lounge) you must wear a mask unless you are actively eating or drinking.
  • If you are ticketed into a suite at Nationals Park and you elect to have your suite glass closed you must wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking. If you request to have your suite glass open, you do not need to wear a mask if you are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated fans – meaning you are two weeks past your final shot.
  • Those who do not comply with the mandatory face covering policy will receive a verbal warning followed by potential removal from the ballpark. The safety of our guests is our priority and adherence to the new health and safety policies is non-negotiable.
  • For fans who are not fully vaccinated, face coverings are required everywhere at Nationals Park and may only be temporarily removed when guests are ACTIVELY eating or drinking within their assigned seating pods. Fully vaccinated fans - meaning you are two weeks past your final shot.
  • For those required to wear face coverings, they must adequately cover both your nose and mouth.
  • Permitted face coverings: KN95, N95, Cloth, Surgical/3-Ply and Face Shield (only when accompanied by another approved face covering)
  • Not Permitted: Bandana, Gaiter and any face covering with an exhalation valve

Around the Ballpark

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  • Nationals Park, in conjunction with ABM, our cleaning partner, has established a new cleaning process with CDC-approved supplies that will enhance the cleanliness and sanitation of indoor and outdoor spaces
  • High touch surfaces (including but not limited to ATMs, door handles, handrails, toilets, touch screens, turnstiles and mobile charging stations) will be cleaned with CDC-approved chemicals before, after and periodically throughout each game
  • Hundreds of hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the ballpark
  • The seating bowl will be cleaned with Stihl gas pressure washers after every other home game
  • MERV-13 filters have been installed to increase filtration in indoor locations
  • NanoSeptic self-cleaning surface covers will be installed on elevator buttons, select restroom sinks that feature push button activation, and certain push bars and door handles that cannot be propped
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  • Single-serving food items may be brought into the ballpark in an approved bag or carried by hand
  • Guests are encouraged to use the Ballpark App to order and pay for food ahead of time. To learn how to order concessions from your phone, visit nationals.com/mobileordering
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Giveaways

  • Giveaways will be distributed at all gates and will be placed on a table in a grab-and-go format
  • At full capacity, we can no longer guarantee a giveaway item to each fan in attendance

On-Field Activities

  • Kids Run the Bases will return after every Sunday day game beginning Sunday, July 18th
  • Signature Sundays will not resume at this time. Guests will not be permitted to seek autographs from players
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Concerts

  • Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road – The Final Tour is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Guns N’ Roses concert scheduled for July 13, 2021 has been cancelled (as of June 1, 2021)
  • The Hella Mega Tour with Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer featuring Special Guest “The Interrupters” is scheduled for August 8, 2021
  • The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard originally scheduled for August 9, 2021 was rescheduled to June 22, 2022
  • More information can be found at nationals.com/concerts

Tours

  • Ballpark Tours will resume on Thursday, July 1st. More information on tours and purchasing tickets will be released shortly on nationals.com/tours

Private Events

  • Additional information regarding hosting a private event at Nationals Park can be found at nationals.com/events or by calling 202.640.7368
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  • The entire ballpark will be cashless except for the Nationals Philanthropies 50/50 Raffle
  • Guests can use the Ballpark App, contactless payment (including Apple Pay), a credit card and eCash at the point of sale
  • Guests with cash only must visit a eCash redemption location to exchange their cash for eCash