The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is preparing for the sixth baseball season at Nationals Park and reminding fans about transportation options to access the ballpark.
(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is preparing for the sixth baseball season at Nationals Park and reminding fans about transportation options to access the ballpark. The Nationals will play an exhibition game at Nationals Park starting at 2:05 pm on Friday, March 29 and will play their first regular season game starting at 1:05 pm on Monday, April 1.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) advises travelers to use transit and allow extra time to reach their destinations. Listed below are the transportation options for the Nationals Park. For further information about transportation options to access the ballpark please visit the Nationals Park section of washingtonnationals.com .
During game days the DC Circulator will extend service on the Union Station – Navy Yard routes. For more information visit www.dccirculator.com .
The nearest Capital Bikeshare stations to the stadium are located at 1st/ K Streets SE, M Street/New Jersey Avenue, SE and 1st/N Streets, SE. There are other bikeshare stations in close proximity as well. For more information visit www.CapitalBikeshare.com .
There are over 250 bike racks located around the ballpark and Nationals Park offers a free bike valet located in Garage C at the corner of N Street, SE and 1st Street, SE
Take the Green Line to the Navy Yard station. The Navy Yard station is just a half a block away from the ballpark. There are three main transfer stations to the Green Line: Gallery Place/Chinatown, L'Enfant Plaza and Fort Totten. The Center Field gate is located a half a block south from the Navy Yard station on Half Street, SE.
The following Metrobus routes serve the ballpark: 74, A42, A46, A48, P6, V7, V8 and V9.
For more information visit: www.wmata.com .
Fans who do plan to drive to the game are encouraged to visit the Nationals’ website for more information about parking lots and other transportation options, and to use an interactive map to plan their trip. Heavy traffic and delays are expected around the ballpark and on busy routes in the city such as I-295, I-395, and the SE/SW Freeway. Drivers can expect significant congestion at the intersection of South Capitol and M Streets.
The following streets located adjacent to the ballpark will be closed three hours prior to the start of a home game and may remain closed up to three hours after a game ends.
- N Street, SE between South Capitol Street, SE and 1st Street, SE
- Half Street, SE between M Street and N Street, SE
Traffic control personnel will be deployed at intersections before and after the game to guide fans to and from the ballpark. Fans are reminded to drive with caution in the area and follow the directions of traffic officers.
Motorists are also reminded to pay close attention to the parking signs, particularly on residential streets in the neighborhoods around the ballpark. On many blocks, parking is reserved for residents only on one side of the street, and limited to two hour parking for non-residents on the other side. Parking will be heavily enforced and baseball fans are asked to avoid parking in the neighborhoods as a courtesy to residents.