***Please note that the Nats Express and RFK Parking are no longer available***

March 29, 2010 (Washington, DC) - The Washington Nationals strongly encourage fans to arrive an hour or two hours earlier than normal for the Opening Day contest at Nationals Park due to enhanced security and an expected sold-out crowd. The club will open gates at 10:00am to begin the celebration of the start of the 2010 season. Fans arriving early will enjoy Opening Day festivities, including music, face painters and balloon artists, as well as reduce the risk of waiting in long lines and missing the historic ceremonial first pitch.

Fans choosing to drive to the ballpark have options ranging from $5 to $40 and are encouraged to purchase parking in advance to ensure they receive a space in their desired zone

Be one of the first 20,000 fans to enter the park and receive a replica batting practice hat presented by GEICO

As previously noted at the end of last year, the Nats Express and RFK Parking are no longer available


Metro - Nationals Park is located at the Navy Yard station (Half Street exit) on Metro's Green Line

Metrobus - Six Metrobus routes (70, P1, P2, V7 V8 and V9) serve stops near the ballpark

DC Circulator Bus - Runs every 10 minutes from Union Station to the ballpark

Potomac Riverboat Company - Guests travelling from Alexandria, Va., can take the new water taxi service which departs one hour prior to the first pitch

For more information visit www.nationals.com/waytogo


To ensure everyone is in their seats before opening ceremonies begin for this televised event, please consider the following when planning to attend the game on Monday:

- Arrive at the ballpark extra early

- Consider taking public transportation instead of driving to the game

- Leave backpacks, bags and extra items at home


- Please visit Nationals.com for a schedule and to purchase tickets for all upcoming Nationals games

- Tickets are currently available at www.tickets.com for summer concerts at Nationals Park including The Eagles featuring Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban (Tuesday, June 15), and Dave Matthews Band (Friday, July 23)

About the Washington Nationals Baseball Club

The Washington Nationals Baseball Club, owned by the Washington, D.C.-based Lerner Family, was relocated to the District in 2005 from Montreal. The team competes in Major League Baseball's National League East. The Nationals play 81 home games each season at Nationals Park, the 'Home of the National Pastime in the Nation's Capital,' located in Southeast Washington.