Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Speed Dating Coming To New Nationals Park

Team President Stan Kasten mentioned this promotion was coming to us at New Nationals Park last month. But Sohna and I weren't sure whether he was joking--as nothing was definite at that time. Now--it's official. For two nights this weekend on South Capitol Street, The Red Loft Bar and The Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk will become Speed Dating Sights.

Yes, maybe your opportunity to find some love--and not just from baseball.

In conjunction with, Our Washington Nationals are hosting Singles Night this coming September 20th and 21st. For $25, fans looking for love will receive a Scoreboard Pavilion Seat and one free drink (soda, water or beer) and can register by 5PM those evenings to participate in Speed Dating. Professionals In The City will conduct the Speed Dating.

Two Speed Daters from each night will be selected to receive Lexus Presidents Club Seats for that night's games versus The San Diego Padres.

You never know until you try!! It just might give a whole new meaning to "I Love Baseball".

Here is the complete press release from the team:

Washington Nationals Host Singles Night at Nationals Park Presented by

WHAT: The Washington Nationals and will host Singles Night at Nationals Park on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 when the team faces the San Diego Padres. Fans may purchase a $25 Scoreboard Pavilion seat (Sections 240 through 243) including one complimentary drink (soda, water or beer), normally a $34 value, each evening. Professionals in the City, the largest social and networking organization in the country, will administer Speed Dating at the Red Loft Bar and Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk beginning at 5:30pm. All interested fans attending Friday’s game may register at the Red Loft Bar at 5:00pm. Two speed dating participants will be selected each night to receive Lexus Presidents Club seats behind home plate, which include a gourmet buffet dinner.

WHO: Washington Nationals

Professionals in the City

WHEN: Friday, September 20

5:30pm – Speed Dating

7:35pm – First Pitch Nationals vs. Padres

Saturday, September 21

5:30pm – Speed Dating

7:10pm – First Pitch Nationals vs. Padres

WHERE: Nationals Park

1500 South Capitol St, SE

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Anonymous said...

Guess the FO really does want to put a AAA product out there. From the lineup to the promotions (fireworks, speed dating, etc.)

I wonder what would happen if they did this in New York, Boston, Chicago, LA, Anaheim, San Francisco, or anywhere but Kansas and Baltimore

Anonymous said...

I was at the game with a couple of friends. We saw this promotion while we were going upstairs for drinks and had a good laugh about it. We couldn't understand why would you do this at a baseball game?

We walked back by to get some more drinks from the bar (around start time) and had another good laugh because no one signed up and the tables they put aside for speed dating were completely empty.

Anything to mask the fact that the Nats are going to lose 100 games this season.

Joke of a product and season.