Nationals release World Series ticket plan

If you’re looking to see the Washington Nationals play in the World Series next week and you’re not a season-ticket holder, you’ve got a chance.

The Nationals’ two potential opponents, the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, are still slugging it out in the American League Championship Series, but either one would have home-field advantage over the Nats. That means only three games at Nationals Park — at most.

They’re set for Friday, Oct. 25, which would be Game 3 of the World Series; Saturday, Oct. 26 (Game 4) and Sunday, Oct. 27 (Game 5, if necessary).

Up until now, World Series tickets were only available to season-ticket holders. On Thursday, the Nationals said in an email that tickets will also be made available in a few other ways:

  • Fans who bought NLCS tickets from the team will get an email Thursday detailing how to take part in a presale of a limited number of tickets starting Friday at 10 a.m.
  • Fans who bought NLCS tickets from the Nationals and those in the Nats Fan Club will also get an email Thursday explaining how to register for a ticket lottery that will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. (They’ll have to register by 5 p.m. Friday.)
  • You can also get access to World Series tickets — at a discount — by buying a new 2020 Nats Plus plan. If you go that route, the cheapest seated World Series ticket looks to be running about $160.

The team posts all its postseason ticket information on its website.

The secondary sites are hawking tickets already. But brace yourself: as of Thursday morning, StubHub and SeatGeek are listing tickets for Nationals’ home games at more than $800 apiece.

It won’t help much to take a road trip, either. The hypothetical Yankee Stadium World Series games are running about the same. If the Astros win the AL pennant, tickets for the first two games at Minute Maid Park are running in the mid-$500s — but then you have to get there.

You’ll pay $500 or more for a round trip during those dates on Southwest.

Hotel rooms are looking fairly cheap if you’re not picky — about $40 a night for an Econolodge-level place, Hotels.com says.

Go Astros! I guess?

WTOP’s Noah Frank contributed to this report.

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Fans get ready for the World Series Game 6 watch party at Nats Park. (WTOP/Kyle Cooper)
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Gates open at Nationals Park in D.C. for a Game 6 World Series watch party. (WTOP/Kyle Cooper)
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Nats fans of all types gather at Nationals Park for a watch party for Game 6 of the World Series. (WTOP/Kyle Cooper)
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Washington Nationals fans enter Nationals Park for Game 3 of the World Series against the Houston Astros October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images/Win McNamee)
Washington Nationals fans enter Nationals Park for Game 3 of the World Series against the Houston Astros October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images/Win McNamee)
Washington Nationals fans enter Nationals Park for Game 3 of the World Series against the Houston Astros October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images/Win McNamee)
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