Explore the exciting milestones of Nationals Park, home to MLB’s Washington Nationals.
The Washington Nationals opened up the 2008 season in their new stadium, Nationals Park.
In 2008, Nationals Park became the nation's first major professional stadium to become LEED Silver Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Pope Benedict XVI traveled to Washington, DC in April 2008 and celebrated Mass with 47,000 people at Nationals Park.
In 2009 three statues were installed in the park to honor Walter Johnson, Frank Howard and Josh Gibson.
On June 4, 2009, Randy Johnson made MLB history when he became the twenty-fourth pitcher to reach 300 wins at Nationals Park. The Nationals lost to the San Francisco Giants.
On June 8, 2010, pitcher Stephen Strasburg made his first major league appearance in front of a sold out crowd at Nationals Park and set a new team strikeout record.
On August 26, 2010, Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his 400th career home run in a game against the Nationals, making history by becoming only the 47th
player in history to do so.
In 2011 Nationals Park became the home of the Washington, DC Sports Hall of Fame.
Nationals Park was selected to host the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Events DC is proud and excited for the preparations for the upcoming game that will be happening in a short few years!
To read more, view our timelines for each venue listed below.