An aerial view of Nationals Park in southeast D.C. shows a military display of U.S. flags prior to the Washington Nationals' 2018 home opener against the New York Mets on April 5. (John E. De Freitas/The Washington Informer)
An aerial view of Nationals Park in southeast D.C. shows a military display of U.S. flags prior to the Washington Nationals' 2018 home opener against the New York Mets on April 5. (John E. De Freitas/The Washington Informer)

The Washington Nationals, with approval from the D.C. government, announced Tuesday that it will welcome back fans on a limited basis to Nationals Park for the 2021 season.

The team will cap attendance to 5,000 fans, with season ticket holders as the priority, for 2021 home games, starting with the season opener against the New York Mets on Thursday, April 1.

The attendance limit will be reevaluated throughout the season in accordance with any changes in the city’s coronavirus safety measures.

“We are happy to welcome a limited number of the best fans in baseball back home to Nationals Park on Opening Day,” said Mark D. Lerner, managing principal owner of the Nationals. “Our organization has worked tirelessly with the District of Columbia, nationally renowned health experts, and Dr. Scott Gottlieb to craft protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of our players, coaches, employees and our fans as we reopen the ballpark to the public.”

Tickets to attend games at Nationals Park this season can only be purchased through Nationals.com or through other online marketplaces.

The complete 2021 Nationals regular season schedule is available at nationals.com/Schedule.

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