Game 5 of the National League Division Series pits the Washington Nationals against the Los Angeles Dodgers once more Wednesday night, and although the game is being played on the West Coast, that doesn’t mean Nats Park will be an empty field.
The Nationals are hosting an official watch party at their home ballpark Wednesday evening. The game will be shown on the Nats HD scoreboard at center field while fans watch from the seating bowl.
Free parking is available.
Those wishing to snag free tickets to the party need to act fast — the limited tickets to attend must be claimed by 5 p.m.
Center field gates open at 7:30 p.m. and first pitch is set for 8:37 p.m. Alcohol sales end at the end of the 7th inning and fans must exit the park at the end of the game.
Fans should not rely on Metro for a way home after the game. Although Metro has promised to keep trains running late for fans at playoff games, Metro will not stay open late Wednesday night.
Metro's ability to "flex" closing times is v limited, b/c extra service is unfunded (no sponsorship or payment). Thus, we can only support post-season HOME games, not watch parties. Metrorail will close at regular time tonight. Check last trains: https://t.co/LSgAeOzlYF #wmata
— Metro (@wmata) October 9, 2019
The ballpark’s bag policy will still be in full effect. Backpacks and backs that are larger than 16″x16″x8″ will be prohibited.
The Budweiser Watch Party will be held rain or shine.
Wednesday night’s game may be a history-making one for the Nats: If they beat the Dodgers, they will advance to the NLCS for the first time in team history.