I think I might have to go out on a limb here and call this my favorite “Modern Day” stadium. I call it a stadium, but it’s a borderline park.
The location of the stadium didn’t appear to be in the nicest area. But still felt safe.
I loved everything about this stadium. The exterior to the stadium reminded me something like an old 1950’s dinner with the neon lights and all the silver.
It also had a lot of Washington baseball history (although no Expos history).
They had eight of these in a row in front of the stadium. Each year was from a big baseball event in Washington’s history. Starting in 1859 when they had there first team. Ending with 2005 when baseball came back to D.C.
They had three three statues in the stadium honoring Walter Johnson of the original Washington Senators, Frank Howard of the expansion Senators, and Josh Gibson of the Negro League Homestead Grays, all of which played many of its games in Washington.
The statues were meant to be action shots but in my opinion just looked like they had three or four arms and sort of deformed?
The various concessions and bars were great. They had clever names like “Senators Sausages, Bullpen Burritos and Nats Dogs. They had very reasonable prices.
They had two very big bars with a ton of beers on tap and multiple TV screens.
They have a nice huge scoreboard in centerfield; the clock is a nice touch.
Overall I thought it was a great stadium with a very friendly staff.
The only cons would have to be the team itself. With a 20-47 record it’s impossible to draw a crowd to this beautiful new stadium 😦 .
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