Thursday, April 02, 2009
Fresh New Photos From Nationals Park
On unrelated business near Nationals Park late this morning, I couldn't resist driving by and checking out what might be new on South Capitol Street--witnessed from outside the ballpark. There was plenty to take in, including two uses of The Red Curly "W" that were quite unique.
The Main Team Store located near Centerfield Plaza in Garage B now sports a very nifty Red Curly "W" Cap Awning above it's entrance way.
Just inside the gates could be seen new recycling bins--all containing Red Curly "W" Batting Helmet Tops. They really stand out, especially against the returning Blue with Red Curly "W" Trash Cans.
New Electronic Billboard Signs now placed above The Box Offices located in both Garages B & C. Two additional electronic Billboards above the entrance way to Centerfield Plaza.
Gigantic White Banners hung from both parking decks with Nationals Logo and "Welcome to Nationals Park Home of The Washington Nationals".
Even larger 2009 Promotional Banner hanging from Garage B just inside the gates next to The Main Team Store.
The three statues of Walter Johnson, Josh Gibson and Frank Howard covered and awaiting their unveilings on April 8th. Notice the new outside railed eating area just behind the two statues on the left. Red Porch Restaurant also having "Food & Spirits" added to its Signature Logo.
Large "Welcome to Nats Family Fun Area" Banner hanging off Garage C next to Exxon-Mobil Kids Zone.
Red, White, Blue--Stars & Bars--"DC" Logo now replacing the old Red Background with White "DC" Logo on the back of The Main HDTV Scoreboard--next to famous picture of Ryan Zimmerman being met at Home Plate at RFK after his Father's Day Home Run off The New York Yankees in 2006.
A really nice touch. Waving proudly from the top of the Gallery Level Roof Top--White Flags in what appear to be Alphabetical Order (but not positive)--running from the right field stands to the left field stands--of EVERY SINGLE TEAM IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES--flanked by Washington Nationals Logo Flags.
Finally--The Updated Ballpark Directory is out. If I am reading the contents correctly--"Red, Hot & Blue" has been replaced by The Triple Play Grill & Baseline Brews. Cantina Marina has been replaced by Pentagon Pizza. I believe those are generic stands and not associated with any Local Vendor. Also, behind Section 115, there is listed an Edy's Grand Ice Cream. I don't recall Edy's being available at Nationals Park in 2008--but I am not 100% sure.
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