Nationals Overview

Fast facts

League: Grapefruit League

Head Coach: Dave Martinez

Team Mascot: Screech

Year Opened: 2017

Capacity: 7858

City / State: West Palm Beach / Florida

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Nationals vs Braves

Rival Team: Atlanta Braves

The Braves and Nationals have been in the same division since 1994, but the rivalry between the two didn’t really take off until recently. From 2012 to 2014 the two teams consistently fought for division titles, and as a result, there is lots of animosity between the two sets of fans. There is always a lot at stake when the Braves and Nationals meet, even if one of them is in the basement.

Nationals vs Mets

Rival Team: New York Mets

Right now the Mets are the Nationals biggest competition for the NL East title, which means there’s a lot at stake whenever the Mets and Nationals square off. Don’t miss it when the Mets come to town as any game between the two end up deciding the division.

Nationals vs Phillies

Rival Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia and Washington D.C. are located within three hours of each other meaning you’ll find plenty of both teams fans at matchups between the Phillies and Nationals. The mixed crowd and the bragging rights make attending a Phillies-Nats game a can’t miss experience for any baseball fan.

Nationals Tailgate Guide


When making the trip to Nationals spring training in West Palm Beach, get here early to make the most out of your visit. Before games start, you’ll be able to catch the Nationals practicing at the practice facility as well as take a tour of the ballpark, if you make a reservation. There is a lot to see and do before the game, which creates a fun atmosphere surrounding Nationals spring training.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow diehard Nationals fans when visiting The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Nationals fans come out in high numbers to show their support for their team and take in the team’s practices and spring training games, making for a festive atmosphere in the surrounding area.

Finally, make sure to get your picture with the giant Nationals logo near the grand entrance. The logo is a can’t-miss for Nationals fans and presents an excellent photo op for anyone taking in a game at the ballpark.

Get to The Ballpark of Palm the Beaches early to enjoy spring training to the fullest and catch a behind the scenes look at the Nationals and their new spring training facility.


Nationals Practices

The Nationals hold their practices on the practice fields on the southern half of the facility beyond the outfield wall. Arrive at the ballpark early to see the Nationals practice before the game.

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Grand Entry Plaza

When entering The Ballpark of Palm the Beaches, enter through the grand entry on the third base side to see the 30 ft tall Astros and Nationals logo sculptures. The statues present an excellent photo op and are a must-see for fans of either team.

Ballpark Tours

If you want to take a tour of The Ballpark of Palm the Beaches, then call the main office at 561-500-HITS to make arrangements. A tour of the ballpark is an excellent way to see what goes on behind the scenes at the spring training facility.

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City Park

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the city park on the southwest corner of the facility during your trip to Nationals spring training. The park features a playground, basketball courts, and even a splash parking making it perfect for kids.

Where to tailgate

Nationals Stadium Guide

In Game

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is the newest spring training facility in baseball and a fantastic place to take in a ballgame. Nationals fans will love watching their team gear up for the season in this beautiful new baseball palace. The new ballpark features tons of excellent amenities including the Sand Bar, Lawn, Party Decks, and more.

Additionally, you won’t find a bad seat in the house when attending a game here. Whether you’re sitting in the air-conditioned suites or on the Lawn in the outfield, you’ll have no problem seeing all the action on the field.

Also, you’ll want to get to the ballpark early as it presents an excellent opportunity to get an autograph from your favorite player. One of the best parts of attending a spring training game is getting up close to the players and meeting your heroes, and like other parks throughout the Grapefruit and Cactus League, that’s true at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches as well. You’ll be able to stand along the railings next to the field up to 40 minutes before the game, giving you plenty of time to secure some signatures.

Finally, The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches offers plenty of entertainment for both adults and kids alike. Adults will love heading over to the Sand Bar during the game to grab a few drinks, while kids will want to stick around after the game to run the bases.

A Nationals spring training game at the brand new The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is an excellent experience for any baseball fan, so get your spring training tickets today.

Things to check out


If you want to get an autograph from your favorite player, then head to Sections 100-102 and 116-123 to do so. Fans are allowed to line up along the railings in these sections up until 40 minutes before the game, so get here early to ensure you’ll have enough time to get some signatures.

Kids Run the Bases

Kids ages 4 to 12 can run the bases after every Sunday game. To take part in this fun event, line up between Sections 121 and 122 after the game.

Ballpark Team Store

Head to the Ballpark Team Store next to the 3rd Base Plaza Gate to pick up a souvenir from your trip to The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Here you’ll find a wide selection of Astros, Nationals, and ballpark merchandise, so no matter what you’re looking for you won’t have to worry about leaving empty-handed.

Party Decks

he Party Decks at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches are fantastic for holding your next group event. They can accommodate up to 100 people and offer a tremendous view of the field as well as a full-service bar and an all-you-can-eat menu.

Sand Bar

Those of you looking to grab a drink during the game will want to head over to the Sand Bar. The Sand Bar offers 32 beers on tap, HD TVs, and an incredible view of the action, making it the perfect place to take in all the action on the field.


The Lawn is home to some of the cheapest seats in the ballpark as well as an excellent place to hang out and enjoy the game. Just bring a towel or blanket and enjoy the Florida sun and some Nationals baseball.


The Suites at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches are home to one of the most luxurious experiences you’ll find in the Grapefruit League. When viewing a game from one of the stadium’s six suites, you’ll enjoy fantastic panoramic views, private bathrooms, custom catering options, air conditioning, and more.

Nationals Bars & Restaurants

  1. Renegades

    Criterion beer Mazzys Brewballs Cogans Deli Sports Pub Kamikazes Libbys Bar Grill Knot Pub Cara Irish Mess Hall

    A Florida legend for more than a decade, Renegades Country Bar & Grill is back, and now better than ever! Great food and drink, lessons, dancing, activities and fun for everyone!

    600 Village Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Frigate’s Waterfront Bar & Grill

    Frigates Waterfront Bar Grill

    Located in North Palm Beach, Florida, Frigate's is the new hot spot for family and friends to enjoy fresh food, live music—and an all around great experience!

    400 US-1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  3. Pirate’s Well Restaurant and Bar

    Pirates Well Restaurant and Bar

    The best locals restaurant & bar with great food, drink specials, and amazing service at a value.

    9477 FL A1AAlt, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Camelot


    Camelot brings you back to the days of old guard Palm Beach, the Island’s old-time, long-gone watering holes like Peter Dinkles, Dougherty’s and Conchy Joe’s.

    114 S Narcissus Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, USA

    Bar website


  5. Duffy’s Sports Grill

    Duffys Sports Grill

    Food you love in a casual dining, sports-themed experience. At Duffy's, "Our Game is Always On."

    721 Village Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  6. The Islander Grill and Tiki Bar

    The Islander Grill and Tiki Bar

    The Islander's restaurant and tiki bar provides great food, live entertainment, and true island hospitality.

    181 S Ocean Ave, Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Seaside Bar and Grill

    Seaside Bar and Grill

    Our menu includes wings, burgers, seafood, 8 beers on tap, a variety of craft beers, and much more!

    2401 Beach Ct, West Palm Beach, FL 33404, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. PB Catch

    PB Catch

    PB Catch's bar offers full menu, house wine list, and collection of craft cocktails. The moment you walk into PB Catch you will be surrounded by its elegant atmosphere.

    251 Sunrise Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$$

  9. La Fonda Sports Bar

    La Fonda Sports Bar

    Enjoy delicious food and sip on great drinks while watching your favorite game on huge HDTV screens!

    2845 N Military Trl, West Palm Beach, FL 33409, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  10. Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen

    Copper Blues Rock Pub Kitchen

    Imagine your favorite bar food looked at with a Chef’s mentality and created for you with thought and care. Familiar ingredients and cooking styles intertwined with exotic flavors and new school technique presented in a flavorful, creative way.

    550 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Morton’s The Steakhouse

    Mortons The Steakhouse steak

    Exquisitely outstanding food, great wines, and excellent service!

    777 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, USA

    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$$

  12. Palm Beach Grill

    Palm Beach Grill

    Palm Beach Grill serves classic American dishes prepared with care. Enjoy familiar favorites like the PBG cheeseburger and our selection of USDA Prime steaks, or try the Silver-Service Kosher Hot Dog (a local favorite).

    340 Royal Poinciana Way #336, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$$

  13. Hullabaloo


    Trendy gastropub for Italian fare, cocktails & brews, with a vintage Airstream camper on the patio.

    517 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Grease Burger Bar

    Grease Burger Bar

    Grease Burger Bar combines award winning 10 oz juicy burgers with Palm Beach’s premiere selection of 120 craft beers available by the bottle and on tap.

    213 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  15. Fish & More Restaurant

    fried chicken

    Freshly-made, amazingly crispy and delicious food!

    4705 N Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Rhythm Cafe

    dessert cake

    We are a neighborhood restaurant where you know you'll get great food at great prices, served by smiling faces in a friendly, clean environment.

    3800 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Leo’s Pizza

    Pizza Ye Olde Pub

    New York Style Pizzas made from only the freshest high quality ingredients.

    4065 Haverhill Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$