PHOTOS: What’s new at Nationals Park for 2023 season

The Washington Nationals open their season on Thursday, March 30, and fans should expect to see plenty of new changes inside the ballpark.

The team has added more local vendors to bolster food offerings on game days, partnered with clothing brands to expand merchandise lines, and has a fresh lineup of promotional offerings, including new bobbleheads for the 2023 season.

“Our City Connect launch, when we launched last year, was the biggest launch in Major League Baseball,” said Jonathan Stahl, vice president of experience and hospitality for the Nationals. “So, we really leaned into that over the last season and brought a number of additional on-field products as well as off-field products that you wouldn’t see on-field, and that’s really what’s new this year.”

Former managing principal owner Ted Lerner will also be added to the Nationals Ring of Honor in the 2023 season. Lerner died in February at the age of 97, after bringing the Nationals to D.C. in 2006 and playing a huge role in building the franchise up to its years of playoff contention, before winning the World Series in 2019.

The induction ceremony will happen on Opening Day.

“During pregame ceremonies there will be a special ceremony for him and an unveiling of his name on the fascia inside of the ballpark,” said Jennifer Giglio, senior vice president and chief communications officer for the team. “Opening Day was one of Mr. Lerner’s favorite days.”

Here are some photos of the new offerings at Nats Park for the 2023 season.

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Thomas Robertson

Thomas Robertson is an Associate Producer and Web Writer/Editor at WTOP. After graduating in 2019 from James Madison University, Thomas moved away from Virginia for the first time in his life to cover the local government beat for a small daily newspaper in Zanesville, Ohio.

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