What You Need to Know About Opening Day at Nationals Park

The scoop on the season kickoff, happening Monday.

By: Carol Ross Joynt

Washington welcomes its baseball team back to Nationals Park on Monday with an opening day game against the Miami Marlins. My colleague, and pronounced Phillies fan, Harry Jaffe excepted, most baseball experts are predicting a strong season for the reigning National League East division champions. One reason: The lineup includes some of the sport’s brightest stars, namely Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez, and Wilson Ramos, plus new additions Rafael Soriano and Denard Span.

There are still stadium tickets available, but they are standing room only. All advance seat tickets are sold out. The SRO tickets are $20 at the box office or online. An additional 400 grandstand seats, at $15 apiece, will be available at the main box office starting at 10:30 AM on game day.

The forecast is for "sweater weather"—60s, sunshine, slimmest chance of rain. The actual game begins at 1:05 PM. It will be broadcast on television on MASN, WUSA-9, and on the radio at 106.7 FM and 1500 AM.

Here’s what you need to know about opening day at Nats Park:

After all that, it’s time to play ball!