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Immediate Release Contacts: Chris Browne 202.640.7702,

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Carly Rolfe 202.640.7720,

Nationals Return Home for Pivotal Game 5:

What You Need to Know

After a big win in Game 4, the Washington Nationals look to clinch a spot in the next round of the postseason
when they host Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday, October 12 at 8:08 p.m. The game
against the Chicago Cubs will be televised exclusively on TBS. ALL GATES will open at 6:00 p.m.

Seats for all potential NLDS games at Nationals Park are SOLD OUT, and grandstand seating will not be available for
purchase day-of-game. Limited released tickets and standing room-only tickets may become available at

Fans should be sure to check that they bring the correct NLDS ticket to Game 5 (Home Game 3), as anyone with an
incorrect ticket will not be admitted into the ballpark.

The Nationals want all fans to enjoy the entirety of the postseason experience, and are encouraging fans to plan
ahead and come to the ballpark early. Fans are encouraged to enter the ballpark through the gate closest to their
seating area to avoid congestion at the Center Field Gates. ALL GATES will open two hours before first pitch to
allow fans time to enjoy pregame festivities, and fans entering the ballpark through ALL GATES will receive a rally
towel. To ensure everyone is in their seats before the pregame ceremonies begin, please consider arriving early to
the ballpark and leaving backpacks, bags and extra items at home.

In addition, the Nationals are encouraging fans to wear red for all NLDS games at Nationals Park, as the team
continues its #OnePursuit.

The only way to ensure guaranteed seats to ALL 2017 Postseason games at Nationals Park and the 2018 All-Star
Game presented by MasterCard is to become a NATS PLUS Member for the 2018 season. Fans interested in
becoming a NATS PLUS Member can find more information at

Game 5 pregame ceremony will include:
The U.S. Army Parachute Team, known as the Golden Knights, performing in the air and parachuting
onto the field prior to the game. The Golden Knights are one of only three Department of Defense-
sanctioned aerial demonstration teams.
Ceremonial first pitch thrown by a special guest
Color Guard presented by U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard
National Anthem performed by Adalia Jimenez
Lineup card delivery by Brittany Apgar, one-handed pitcher for the all-girls D.C. Force baseball team

Game ball delivery by U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Sara Pacheco, Chief Instructor at the Force
Fitness Readiness Center at Marine Corps Base Quantico (Va.), and a member of the All-Marine Running
Play Ball! announcement via a special video recording featuring former Washington Senators OF
Frank Howard
God Bless America performed by TSgt. Mandi Harper, U.S. Air Force Band, Singing Sergeants

Fans entering the ballpark through ALL GATES will receive a Nationals red rally towel presented by
Fans will have the opportunity to win big cash prizes at every postseason game through the 50/50
Raffle at Nationals Park. 50/50 Raffle tickets will be sold at Sections 108, 120, 138 and 311 from the
time gates open until the 7th inning stretch. Half of the proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle benefit the
Nationals Dream Foundation.
Face painters, caricaturists and balloon artists will be available at the Family Picnic Area. Face painters
will also be available at the Devils Backbone Left Field Lodge. Activities will begin once the ballpark
gates are open and continue 30 minutes into the start of the game.
DJ Flex will perform at Center Field Plaza starting when gates open until 30 minutes prior to first pitch.
The U.S. Air Force Band, Max Impact, will perform at the Budweiser Terrace starting when gates open
until 30 minutes prior to first pitch.
DJ Alkimist will perform at the Devils Backbone Left Field Lodge starting when gates open until 30
minutes prior to first pitch.
DJ Stylus Chris will perform at the First Base Gate starting when gates open until 30 minutes prior to
first pitch.
DJ Trayze will perform at the NatMobile on the Timeline Walk starting one hour prior to gates opening
until 30 minutes prior to first pitch.

Due to an anticipated sellout crowd, fans are strongly encouraged to allow extra time when planning their travel to
Nationals Park. There will be plenty of pregame excitement both inside and outside the ballpark, and we want fans
to arrive early to enjoy the festivities!

Parking is available for NLDS Game 5 at Nationals (use to check availability) and
neighborhood garages.

Fans can also get a ride to and from the ballpark at the tap of a button using Uber, the official ride-share partner of
the Washington Nationals. New users can get their first ride free (up to $15) with the promo code NATIONALS17
by signing up at When exiting the ballpark, fans are encouraged to
head to one of Ubers suggested pickup locations shown at

o N St. SE and New Jersey Ave. SE
o L St. SE between First St. SE and New Jersey Ave. SE
o M St. SW and Half St. SW

On June 25, new permanent hours went into effect for the entire Metrorail system. On Thursday, the second-to-last
Green Line train to Greenbelt will depart the Navy Yard station at 11:02 p.m. The last Green line train to Branch
Ave. will depart the Navy Yard station at 11:48 p.m. Fans are encouraged to review the new Metro schedule at

Fans should also consider alternate forms of travel to and from the ballpark, including biking to the ballpark or the
baseball boat from Alexandria. In addition, the D.C. Circulator will be offering extended service, as well as FREE rides
on the Union Station-Navy Yard route after every Nationals home victory during the 2017 Postseason. More
information is available at

Visit for information on parking and transportation options to Nationals Park. To receive
up-to-date WMATA service notifications on a mobile device, fans are encouraged to register for Alert DC at

Fans traveling to the ballpark should be aware that there are construction projects underway in the surrounding
area. To ensure safe crossings, please be mindful of signage and directions given by public safety officers.

Nationals Park is a completely non-smoking and tobacco-free facility per District of Columbia law. There is no
exception for electronic cigarettes or any other type of smoking device, or for smokeless tobacco or any other type
of tobacco product. Guests wishing to smoke or use tobacco products must go to the designated smoking area at
the First Base Gate. Guests wishing to exit Nationals Park to smoke or use tobacco products must present a valid
ticket and receive a wristband before exiting Nationals Park. Guests wishing to reenter Nationals Park must return
through the metal detectors with a valid ticket and assigned wristband.

MLB and the Nationals require that all people entering Nationals Park walk through a metal detector or be
screened with handheld metal detectors to search for prohibited items. This includes a thorough inspection of all
jackets, coats, packages, bags, backpacks, purses and any other containers brought to any of the Nationals Park
entry gates.

For the most up-to-date postseason information, Nationals fans are encouraged to check out Curly W Live, the official
blog of the Washington Nationals, by visiting Be sure to create a Medium account and follow
Curly W Live in order to receive notifications when new content is published!

For more information about the 2017 Postseason, please visit

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