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Take Me Out to the Ball Game… Buy Me Some Tater Tots and Craft Cocktails (via App) Wait, What?

by Prince Of Petworth March 29, 2017 at 11:30 am 43 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

New at Nats Park this year from a media fact sheet:

“The Nationals have partnered with Major League Baseball to launch a customized App to enhance the guest experience at Nationals Park. Fans will be able to access the App via “Ballpark” on the App Store and Google Play starting on Opening Day.

o Order Concessions with Express Pickup:
– Using the Ballpark App, fans will have the ability to order concessions via their phone, skip the line and enjoy express pickup at select locations*

– The App will help fans locate concessions stands, and fans will have the ability to re-order from previous orders with just one tap.

– *Will not be available on Opening Day, but a launch date will be announced in the coming weeks; express pick-up will be at select locations

Wi-Fi at Nationals Park

o During the offseason, the Nationals nearly doubled the number of Wi-Fi access points throughout the ballpark. This will create better Wi-Fi coverage with faster data speeds for all fans that attend Nationals games, MLB Jewel events and concerts at the ballpark.

Swing Big Beer Pen

o Introduced last season as part of the partnership with Anheuser-Busch, a brand new sign was created and installed for the Swing Big Beer Pen, located in the Budweiser Terrace.

o Swing Big Beer Pen will continue to offer $5 Budweiser and Bud Light beer for Happy Hours during homestands, beginning when first gates open until 30 minutes before first pitch.

Goose Island Pub
o During the offseason, the Nationals renovated the Goose Island Pub in Section 113. The existing bar has been replaced with a four sided bar that will have room for six bartenders, and will now serve additional craft beer offerings from Goose Island.

Norfolk Southern Club

o The Nationals installed brand new bars throughout the Norfolk Southern Club during the offseason in order to increase speed of service for fans. The bars feature quartz countertops and have been redesigned to allow for an additional bartender to serve guests.

o The Nationals also put new shades on the windows in the Norfolk Southern Club to create an even more comfortable environment for fans.

Delta Sky360 Club
o New carpet and lighting has been installed throughout the Delta Sky 360 Club to help create a better gameday experience for fans.
o Delta branding was enhanced throughout the space, including the installation of Delta’s signature Diamond Wall, which is found in most Delta Clubs across sports venues.
Nationals Main Team Store
o The Nationals enhanced the Main Team Store in Center Field Plaza during the offseason in an effort to provide a better shopping experience for fans. The store now includes an updated kids section, modernized ‘47 Brand and New Era sections, and more products from gift lines such as Dooney and Burke, Stance and Vineyard Vines.

NATIONALS PARK CONCESSIONS & BEVERAGES NEW, RENOVATED & EXPANDED BEVERAGE STANDS

Distilleries of the DMV

o Distilleries of the DMV will offer cocktails on-draft made with spirits distilled within The District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. These fresh cocktails will be available for fans at two locations in Nationals Park, Sections 112 and 135.

Devils Backbone Brewing Company Left Field Lodge

o The Nationals are thrilled to unveil the Devils Backbone Left Field Lodge, a Devils Backbone Brewing Company beverage stand in Nationals Park.

o The rustic design elements of the Left Field Lodge were inspired by the Devils Backbone Breweries in Virginia. The area will also include picnic tables for fans to enjoy their brews and great views atop Nationals Park.

o Located at the lookout of Section 301, the new stand will feature a variety of Devils Backbone brews, including the newly-introduced ERA (Earned Run Ale), the Nationals’ flagship brew, created in collaboration with Devils Backbone.

– This special brew is a pale ale that leverages a light, bready malt base to highlight bright, fresh, hop aromas and flavors.

– ERA will be available on-tap in Section 301 and at other locations throughout the ballpark. Rum Runners

o The Nationals’ brand-new mojito cart, Rum Runners, will serve refreshing mojito cocktails throughout the season in Center Field Plaza.

o Flavors will include a Classic Mojito with freshly muddled mint, a Nationals red One Pursuit Mojito with strawberries, a Hot Stove Mojito with dark rum, and a Summer League Mojito made with pineapple.

SpikedSeltzer

o Anheuser-Busch’s alcoholic seltzer water, SpikedSeltzer, will be available at the ballpark starting this season for fans. The 16-ounce cans will be offered in lime and grapefruit flavors, and will be available for purchase at bars and concession carts throughout the ballpark.

NEW, RENOVATED & EXPANDED CONCESSION STANDS

See. You. Tater.
o The Nationals are excited to announce a new chicken wings and tater tots concession stand for the 2017 season.

o The name, See. You. Tater., is a combination of the home run call of Nationals’ play-by-play announcer Bob Carpenter and one of color commentator F.P. Santangelo’s favorite baseball terms.

o Located near Section 106, the stand will serve several varieties of tater tots, including Chesapeake Bay, Steakhouse, Backyard BBQ and Buffalo flavors. Their delicious wing flavors will include Traditional Buffalo, Sweet & Spicy BBQ, Lemon Garlic Butter, Old Bay and Mango Caribbean Jerk.

Old Hickory BBQ
o New for 2017, fans in the Norfolk Southern Club will be able to enjoy savory barbeque at Old Hickory BBQ in Section 210.

o The menu will include a BBQ pulled pork sandwich, BBQ brisket sandwich, smokehouse dog and a smoked baked potato.

On Rye Babka Ice Cream Sandwich Cart
o Following a successful launch in 2016, On Rye quickly became a crowd favorite for its delicious deli meats and refreshing babka ice cream sandwiches.

o New for 2017, fans throughout the ballpark will now be able to enjoy these popular frozen treats with the new On Rye Babka Ice Cream Sandwich Cart located in Section 114.

o The Babka Ice Cream Sandwich selection will be expanding to include a variety of ice cream and babka flavor combinations.

NEW MENU ITEMS

Chicken Fried Steak at Virginia Country Kitchen
o Chicken Fried Steak will now be available at Virginia Country Kitchen! The stand will continue to serve delicious biscuits, mac-n-cheese and Virginia Crunch in Sections 130 and 315.
Marinated Chicken Skewers at Change-Up Chicken

o In addition to buffalo chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches and wraps, marinated chicken skewers will now be available at Change-Up Chicken in Sections 110 and 129.
Italian Sausage Burger

o The Nationals are excited to introduce the Italian Sausage Burger this season. The burger will include an Italian sausage patty with provolone cheese, caramelized onions and peppers on a potato roll. It will be available at the Grand Slam Grill in Sections 110 and 141 and Georgetown Grill in Section 129.”

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