Local sports teams offering free tickets, reprieves during shutdown

WASHINGTON — As the partial government shutdown drags toward its third full week and workers face the prospect of missing paychecks beginning Friday, local pro and college sports teams are stepping in to ease the financial burden.

The Washington Nationals are offering the chance for furloughed season plan holders to delay payment until the government reopens, while multiple schools around the area are giving federal government employees free tickets to various athletic events.

See the full list below, which we will continue to add to if more offers come in.

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Fans reach for a home run ball during the MLB Home Run Derby, at Nationals Park, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. The 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Washington Nationals — postponed monthly payments Per an email to Nats Plus members, the Nationals are offering members who are employed by federal government agencies impacted by the closure or their spouses the option to postpone monthly ticket payments starting Jan. 15, continuing until the government is reopened. Once the shutdown ends, the next payment would be for the full amount of missed payments. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (AP/Susan Walsh)
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Fans reach for a home run ball during the MLB Home Run Derby, at Nationals Park, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. The 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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