Nationals announce single-ticket prices

Nats announce single-ticket prices

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals announced individual-ticket prices for the 2009 season at Nationals Park on Wednesday.

Individual-ticket prices range from $5 to $325 -- $5 tickets are only available day of game at the Nationals Park box office -- and will be available beginning in early March.

The organization has decreased ticket prices in a considerable number of sections for both season-ticket holders and individual-ticket buyers. Fans may purchase tickets at a lower rate in 14 sections of the park, including the center-field (CF) reserved and lounge (Section 100) and the scoreboard pavilion (Sections 237 through 243).

Season-ticket plans for the 2009 season are currently on sale. Season-ticket packages start as low as $10 per seat in the Upper Outfield Gallery. A partial plan can be purchased for $210, while a half-season package begins at $420. Fans may purchase a full-season ticket package for $840.

The Nationals decreased season-ticket prices for 7,500 seats at the ballpark, including 3,400 seats in the lower seating bowl. The average season-ticket price for a non-premium ticket will be just under $29 per game.

Tickets for the Interleague series against the Red Sox on June 23-25 are currently available exclusively as part of Nationals' season-ticket plans. Individual tickets for this highly anticipated series will be made available to the public via an online purchase opportunity in March, and information regarding this opportunity will be released at a later date.

Season-ticket holders (full, half or partial plans) will also be afforded the chance to purchase additional tickets to the Boston series in advance of any public online sale, with a limit of four tickets per account. An e-mail notification will be sent to all season-ticket holders with details regarding their private pre-sale opportunities at a later date.

"Nationals season-ticket packages are the best way to make sure you catch all the important 2009 games," team president Stan Kasten said. "Only season-ticket holders are guaranteed a first chance at tickets for the exciting Interleague series against the Boston Red Sox. We've got the best ballpark experience and the least expensive sports ticket in the Washington area."

The Nationals will also offer premium-priced games for 18 contests during the season, including Opening Day against the world champion Phillies on April 13. The premium games include matchups against the Orioles, Mets, Red Sox and Cubs.

A limited number of excellent season tickets are still available throughout the ballpark. Fans interested in season-ticket plans may visit nationals.com.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.