Nats release tickets to Phillies series for DC fans only

The Washington Nationals will begin taking registrations this morning for single-game tickets to just one home series — the May 4-6 games vs. the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park.

The catch? You have to live in DC, Maryland, or Virginia.

The move was announced this morning on MLB.com, where the Nats have posted a registration page to request your tickets.

Phillies fans at Nationals ParkNats CEO Andy Feffer explained that the move was a response to the busloads of Phillies fans who’ve filled Nationals Park from advanced group ticket sales, and engaged in disruptive behavior.

“For several years now, our fans, everybody, have been screaming about the number of Phillies fans that invade our park when we have a series here at Nationals Park,” Feffer told MLB.com’s Bill Ladson. “Frankly, I’m tired of seeing the Phillies fans in our ballpark in Washington more than anything. We sat down as a group and we said, ‘You know what? It’s time to take our park back in Washington and get our fans in this park.’

Fans who register for tickets here will get an email with an invitation to purchase up to 8 individual tickets. The registration information used must match the billing address for your payment card, which must be in DC, Virginia, or Maryland.

The series includes the Nationally-broadcast ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game on May 6.

Great move Mr. Feffer!

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4 Responses

  1. Hahahaha you National fans are pathetic!! No matter what you do, we will always take over your ballpark. Oh yea, I live in MD. Looks like that’s 24 tickets going to Phillies fans!!

  2. It’s comments like yours that give Phillies fans a bad name. No class.

  3. this is so dumb, i live in maryland too ill be getting tickets on something called stub hub hahaha

  4. I think the promotion achieved what it set out to do. Nobody restricted Phillies fans from buying tickets. What the Nationals did prevent was large blocks of tickets being sold to groups from Philadelphia before tickets went on sale to the general public. That’s what happened in previous years. Local fans couldn’t get tickets because they had been sold out previously to out of town groups.

    Those groups from Philly are still allowed to buy tickets, but this year they had to wait until after the tickets were made available to the general public. I’m sure there will be loads of Phillies fans at Nationals Park next month (please come and bring your wallet too!), but it’s less likely they’ll be grouped in large blocks, taking over whole sections.

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