The ballpark was initially known as "National Park" (in the early 90s). It was then renamed as "Griffith Stadium". The Lerner Family then sold the naming rights and it was again named as "The Nationals Park".
The Nationals Park is mainly a baseball park, situated in the Navy Yard neighbourhood of Washington D.C., United States (located alongside the Anacostia River). The construction work to build the stadium began on 4th May 2006 and an estimated amount of $693 million was spent to build it. The chief architects involved in designing this magnificent ballpark was Populous (also known as HOK Sport) and Devrouax & Purnell Architects – Planners. The site for building the stadium was selected by the then Mayor Anthony Williams according to whom; the site was the most viable amongst all the four possibilities. The construction of the stadium took two years and was finally completed in 2008 on 30th March 2008. The ballpark has been a home for the Washington Nationals (a professional baseball team) since 2008. The entire stadium field has been installed with Kentucky bluegrass. The park is owned by D.C. Government (Events DC) and operated by Washington Nationals Baseball Club LLC.
Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass (sacrament of the Eucharist) at the Nationals Park on 17th April 2008, during his visit to the United States.
The memorable exhibition match between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles was held here on 29th March 2008. It was the first game of Washington Nationals here.
The 2015 NHL Winter Classic was hosted by the stadium on 1st January 2015.
A regular season game between the Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers was held at the stadium on 17th July 2015.
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