What’s new at Nationals Park: Food, fun and themes for 2017 (Photos)

The Nationals have a new sign for the Anheuser-Busch Swing Big Beer Pen, located in the Budweiser Terrace. It will continue to offer $5 beer for happy hours during homestands.

This season, fans will be able to collect bobbleheads of Daniel Murphy April 14, Trea Turner on May 12 and Tanner Roark on June 9.

The hottest new concession is a tater tot and wing bar aptly named, See You Tater, located in Section 106. (Courtesty Washington Nationals)
The hottest concession is the new tater tot and chicken wing bar called, “See You Tater.” The stand is located near Section 106.

Distilleries of the DMV will offer cocktails made with spirits distilled in the DC-area. They are available in Sections 112 & 135 at Nats Park. (Courtesy Washington Nationals)
Distilleries of the DMV will offer cocktails made with spirits distilled in the D.C. area. They are available in Sections 112 & 135 at Nats Park.

Devils Backbone Brewing Company is introducing its Earned Run Ale, ERA as the Nationals' flagship brew. (Courtesy Washington Nationals)
Devils Backbone Brewing Company is introducing its Earned Run Ale, or ERA, as the Nationals’ flagship brew.

Eight seats designated for members of MGM National Harbor sit along the first base line where the team used to store its tarp. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Eight seats in the new MGM National Harbor Dugout Club are designated for members of MGM National Harbor to sit along the first base line where the team used to store its tarp.

April 12 will be Military Appreciation Day at Nats Park. Any military member can offer proof of service for a ticket to the game.

Fans will get a Chewbacca can koozie as the give away on the “Star Wars” themed game on Saturday, May 27. Fans requested a fedora, as they’ve seen other teams offer for sale. The first 25,000 Nats fans to the park July 26 against the Milwaukee Brewers will receive one.

The College Days series continues this season with six games celebrating local alma maters: Georgetown, George Washington, James Madison, Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)

Virginia Country Kitchen is rolling out chicken-fried steak to join its popular menu which includes the Commonwealth Biscuit. The stand is located in Sections 130 & 315.

In merchandise, the Nationals are offering maternity wear, big and tall as well as plus sizes. The team has partnered with Dooney & Bourke, which issued limited-edition Nationals bags.

The team has also partnered with Vineyard Vines to offer fans expanded options to sport their support.

The uber-popular On Rye Babka ice cream sandwich cart will remain in the park this season after it’s debut in 2016. New on the menu — push-up ice cream pops.

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The hottest new concession is a tater tot and wing bar aptly named, See You Tater, located in Section 106. (Courtesty Washington Nationals)
Distilleries of the DMV will offer cocktails made with spirits distilled in the DC-area. They are available in Sections 112 & 135 at Nats Park. (Courtesy Washington Nationals)
Devils Backbone Brewing Company is introducing its Earned Run Ale, ERA as the Nationals' flagship brew. (Courtesy Washington Nationals)
Eight seats designated for members of MGM National Harbor sit along the first base line where the team used to store its tarp. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)

WASHINGTON — Opening Day is around the corner and the Washington Nationals are revealing what’s new at the park this season.

Trea Turner, Daniel Murphy and Tanner Roark will be the newest addition to fans’ growing Nationals bobblehead collection. For other themed nights, fans can expect a return of the Star Wars night. There will also be a “Game of Thrones” night and a ’90s theme will replace the ’80s at fans’ request.

In concessions, there’s a new tater tot and wings bar and improved Wi-Fi throughout the park.

Special events include a Mother’s Day Brunch at the park May 14 and an Easter Egg Roll on the holiday, April 16.

Also, the team is rolling out a new app fans can use to buy tickets and order express concessions while in the park.

Megan Cloherty

WTOP Investigative Reporter Megan Cloherty primarily covers breaking news, crime and courts.

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